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Salary range: £39,992 – £50,618 per annum

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies wishes to appoint to a University Lectureship in the Eastern Islamic World and Persian-speaking Lands from 1st September, 2018. This appointment is tenure-track, subject to an initial probation period.

The appointee will become a key player in the consolidation of our Persian and Middle Eastern Studies research clusters. S/he will have a doctorate in an aspect of the history of the eastern Islamic lands, medieval or modern, or in a related field including but not limited to political or social science. S/he will be expected to be engaged in research that shows his/her potential to built an international profile, to seek opportunities to win external funding for that research and to publish in his/her specialist field. S/he will also be expected to teach and examine undergraduate students and be able to contribute to a broad chronological range of papers looking at the Persianate world up to the modern era. S/he will further be expected to supervise and examine MPhil and PhD students in areas related to his/her research.

The person appointed will be required to take on administrative duties within the Department and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Details of the post.

Applications must be made using the University’s online application system. Candidates are required to submit a covering letter together with a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with the details of two referees.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Prof. Amira Bennison (E-mail:

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday, 17th December, 2017.

Interviews will take place on 31st January & 1st February, 2018.

Please quote reference GY13784 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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