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University of Oxford – Faculty of Oriental Studies, Middle East Centre

Deadline: June 7th, 2019

We are seeking an excellent scholar to join the internationally-renowned academic team in Islamic Studies at Oxford. The post is to cover the Leave of Absence of a colleague, and will specialise in Modern Islamic Thought and Political Islam. This post may be of particular interest to an early career scholar.

The Departmental Lecturer will teach undergraduate and graduate students, through lectures and small group teaching: in particular, for the subjects of ”Political Islam, Islamism and Modern Islamic Movements” and “Modern Islamic Thought”.  This will also involve preparing relevant materials, and assisting with course and syllabus organisation. He/she will assist with research supervision for dissertations and theses, with examination and other assessment for those courses, and with admissions. Some administrative tasks may also be required. The Departmental Lecturer will also be active in high quality academic research in the field of Contemporary Islamic Studies and Thought.

For this role you will hold, or be close to completing, a doctorate in a discipline relevant to modern Islamic Studies, and will demonstrate a depth and breadth of knowledge of Arabic sources and current debates sufficient to teach and carry out research in these areas to a very high standard. We are looking for a clear aptitude and ability to teach modern Islamic thought and politics, with some experience of both teaching and research. Your publication record should be appropriate to your career stage, but should show a commitment to communicating research in your field. Finally, you should show that you possess excellent communication and organisational skills, and are willing to undertake relevant administrative tasks.

The Departmental Lecturer will be offered a work room in the Middle East Centre, St. Antony’s College, with basic clerical support.

The post will commence on 1 October 2019 and is fixed-term for 12 months.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 7 June 2019.

More information and application here

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