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Combining world class research with very high levels of student satisfaction we are a member of the Russell Group and now have over 19,000 students. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) Exeter was ranked 16th nationally with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality.

The Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies has the strongest REF2014 results of any Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies department in the UK, establishing Exeter as the leader in the field in terms of research quality, impact and environment. Our international profile as a pioneering and multidisciplinary institute continues to grow.

In this role you will contribute to extending the research profile of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to the Social Science study of the modern Middle East and/or Islam.

You will hold a PhD or equivalent in Middle East Studies, Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, Gender Studies or related fields, and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of Social Science and Gender Studies research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. You must be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics: a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes. Experience of fieldwork in the relevant regions and linguistic proficiency in Arabic and/or other relevant languages are highly desirable.

The starting salary for appointments made at Lecturer level will be from £33,574 on Grade F and for appointments at Senior Lecturer level from £41,255 on Grade G, depending on qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Christine Allison (tel: 01392-724026, You may also wish to consult our web site at ( for further details of the College.

For more information and to apply online please go to our website

The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 6th January 2016.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is ‘Positive about Disabled People’. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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