The Alwaleed Centre at the University of Edinburgh (www.alwaleed.ed.ac.uk) seeks to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, on a fixed-term non-renewable three-year basis, to assist the development of its interdisciplinary research and teaching activities, to commence on 1st February 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will have expertise in any aspect of Islamic Studies (broadly understood, so that it could include such sub-disciplines as Art, Ethics, Law, Philosophy, Science or Theology). Applications would be particularly welcome from candidates with expertise on Christian-Muslim Relations.
Closing date: 5 pm on Tuesday 15 December 2015
International Institute of Islamic Thought, IIIT Post-Doc Fellowship
IIIT is currently inviting applications for IIIT Post-Doc Fellowship:
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) invites applications for Post-Doctoral Fellowship, for the period of 6 consecutive months, starting on or after March 01, 2016, and ending by December 31, 2016. The Fellowship provides the monthly stipend of $3,500. The Fellow is required to spend the full Fellowship term at IIIT offices in Herndon, VA, except for research and conference travel approved by IIIT’s Director of Research and Academic Programs. Besides the stipend, the Fellow will be reimbursed for a return ticket from/to their residence at the beginning and end of Fellowship (up to $750), and given a $1,000 allowance for conference travel. This position does not carry benefits. The Fellow will be given office space, a computer with internet access, and privilege to use the IIIT Library which houses about 100,000 volumes. Other libraries, such as the Library of Congress and university libraries in the area (George Mason, Georgetown, George Washington, American University, etc.) are within a short commuting distance.
b) Fellow’s Obligations
The Fellow is required to be free of other obligations (at their home institutions, etc.) and is expected to come daily to the Institute. She/he will be dedicating herself/himself full-time to the work outlined in the proposal. In addition to spending the Fellowship term in residence at IIIT, the Fellow will deliver public lectures, based on their ongoing research at the Institute; the number of lectures will be mutually agreed upon. The Fellow is required to teach a short course for the Fairfax Institute, a school of IIIT, on a topic that would be jointly decided. She or he has to participate in the intellectual life of the Institute and attend public events (lectures, presentations, etc.) at the Institute. Furthermore, the Fellow is expected to acknowledge IIIT’s support when she/he produces a publishable outcome. In some cases, and based on mutual agreement, IIIT may make Fellowship offer conditional on first right of refusal to publish the Fellow’s work. IIIT may also arrange for the Fellow to deliver a lecture at one of the universities in the DC Metro area. The Fellow must write a detailed report at the end of her/his Fellowship, outlining the work accomplished while at the Institute.
c) Projects supported
IIIT Post-Doctoral Fellowship is ideal for a recent PhD graduate working on converting their dissertation into a book. Other projects may also be considered. Priority will be given to applicants who are willing to publish the book with IIIT. For details regarding the project’s academic nature, please follow the IIIT Policies and Guidelines for Research Grant Applications.
IIIT Post-Doctoral Fellowship is restricted to residents of the US and Canada. The applicant should have a PhD (SJD) in hand by the beginning of the Fellowship period, and must have received the degree no earlier than 2013.
e) Deadline for Application
The deadline for IIIT Post-Doc Fellowship application is Monday, March 16, 2015. The application should be received latest by 11:59pm ET on January 15.
f) How to apply?
Full application contains the following:
Completed application form (available here)
Proposal (5 pages maximum, Times New Roman 12-point font), which includes: description of the project, timeline for completion, nature of work to be done at IIIT, proposed outcome(s).
Bibliography (should not exceed 2 pages)
Academic CV (4 pages maximum)
A dissertation chapter and a sample publication (if available)
A letter from the applicant’s institution (the department’s chair or dean) indicating that the applicant will be released from her/his duties at the home institution for the duration of Fellowship (if applicable)
IRB approval letter (if applicable)
Two reference letters (mailed or emailed directly to IIIT)
Official graduate academic transcripts (mailed directly to IIIT)
With the exception of the application form, all other items should be combined into a single file (Word or PDF) and named: LastnameFirstname IIIT Post-Doc Fellowship. For example, if the applicant’s name is John Johnson, the file should be ‘JohnsonJohn IIIT Post-Doc Fellowship’.
Shortlisted candidates may be interviewed via phone.
Completed application, and related inquiries, should be emailed to Saulat Pervez at email@example.com