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Job reference: R11070
Date posted: 13/03/2012
Application closing date: 16/04/2012
Salary: Competitive salary reflecting qualification and experience (minimum 65,000 GBP / $100,000 US)
Package: Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme, car lease scheme and relocation package (if applicable)

The University of Exeter has ambitious plans for growth. Capital projects to the value of GBP 275 million pounds will, by the end of 2012, transform our already beautiful campus into something that is truly world-class. And during the course of the next twelve months we will be building on our very considerable research strengths with over 100 new academic appointments.

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies has a rich research culture and its disciplinary units were comfortably placed in the top 20 for research in the last Research Assessment Exercise. Our student experience is excellent and improving with the continued investments in capital projects and staff, a fact which may be contributing to the exceptional demand for places we are currently experiencing from home and international students alike.

We are now seeking to appoint a Chair in Middle East Politics and International Relations from 1 August 2012 to contribute to the research, teaching and leadership of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. The appointee will have a track record in producing high quality publications in Middle Eastern Politics and/or International Relations of the Middle East (MEP/IRME). Applicants may have expertise in any area of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The new appointment will build the profile of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies within MEP/IRME research grouping through dynamic leadership, successful external grant bidding, attracting strong doctoral candidates and contributing to a varied undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programme. If the appointee’s interests are appropriate he/she may be offered the Al-Qasimi Chair in Arab Gulf Studies.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Dean of the College, Prof Robert Van der Noort (tel: + 44 1392 72 4767, email: to discuss the post further. Informal enquiries can be made to Director of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Professor Ian Netton (telephone + 44 1392 725259); or by email: You may also wish to consult our web site at ( area web for further details of the College.

We are offering a starting salary of not less than of GBP 65,000 per annum, although a higher salary may be available to an exceptional candidate.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is ‘Positive About Disabled People’: if you have a disability, you should mention this in your application. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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