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Vacancy Number 002309
Location London
Campus Russell Square
Post Class Teaching and Research
Department / Centre School of History, Religions & Philosophies (HRP)
Contract Type Permanent
Closing date for applications 14 March 2021
Job title: Lecturer in the History of the Middle East
Salary: Grade 8 – £45,089 – £53,115 per annum (Including London Allowance)
Location: Bloomsbury, London (home-based currently due to COVID-19)
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Department: School of History, Religion and Philosophies
Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to work as a Lecturer at one of the most prestigious Universities in London? This could be the next role for you
About the role
The School of History, Religions and Philosophies invites applications for the position of Lecturer in the History of the Middle East starting in September 2021. They will work together with colleagues to strengthen student engagement, community building, and the public visibility of the department. Active participation in the department’s research activities and the development of a strong research profile are expected.
About you
The preferred candidate will be proficient in the regional languages relevant for their research, with a demonstrated openness to transnational and interdisciplinary approaches. We particularly welcome applicants working on histories of gender, migration, and the environment. The periodic focus is open. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching programme at all levels, which includes but is not limited to teaching on any aspect of the history of the modern Middle East and developing new modules.
In return we offer 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days; a generous employer pension contribution; a number of loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment; Cycle to Work Scheme; enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme and financial support for childcare
About us
We are SOAS University of London; the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.
Further information
For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Dr Andrea Janku on or Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4636
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form and submit your CV and supporting via the SOAS website. You can find further information the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.
Closing date: Sunday, 14 March 2021
Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.
Interviews will provisionally be in the week commencing 19 April 2021 (via Video conferencing)
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        Lecturer in the History of the Middle East – Job Pack.pdf
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