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SOAS, University of London is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, offering programmes in arts, humanities, languages, law and social sciences. Inaugurated in June 1916, SOAS has had an international reach since the arrival of its first students in February 1917 and is celebrating its Centenary in 2016.

The Department of History would like to welcome applications for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the History of the Modern Middle East. Our first preference is for an appointment in the History of the late Ottoman Empire and/or the Turkish Republic. However the ideal candidate will also have specialist knowledge of the Turkic world, be able to offer courses on the history of the twentieth-century Middle East more broadly, and be able to participate in the Department’s endeavour to expand its range of trans-regional courses.  The successful candidate will deliver excellent teaching at both BA and MA levels with strong potential for student recruitment, and research to the highest standard required for the next REF in 2021.

The History Department is vibrant, highly motivated, and outward-looking, and boasts unparalleled expertise on the histories of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The person appointed will contribute to one of the most dynamic and successful strands of specialization in the Department, namely that concerned with the history of the Near and Middle East, which has long been fundamental to our teaching and research profile. Interest in the Middle East attracts the largest number of students to History, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject area and have a demonstrated record of research excellence in the field of modern Middle Eastern history.

Salary: £41,576 – £58,069 per annum inclusive of London allowance

The post commences on 1 September 2016.

Prospective candidates seeking further information on the Department and the School may contact the Head of Department, Professor Richard Reid at

To apply for the vacancy or download a job description, please visit (search using reference number 001016).

Closing date:  09 March 2016

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will be held in early May 2016.

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