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The School of History of the University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK is seeking to appoint two Research Fellows to the research project “The Islamisation of Anatolia, c. 1100-1500” (ERC FP7 grant 284076). You will possess a PhD in an aspect of pre-modern Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies and have a good knowledge of Persian and/or Ottoman Turkish and experience of working with Islamic manuscripts. Your principal duties will be to produce a research monograph on any aspect of the spread of Islamic religion or culture, broadly interpreted, in Anatolia and/or the Ottoman lands prior to c. 1500; to assist in the collection of codicological information on Islamic manuscripts from Anatolia and the Ottoman lands prior to c. 1500 for inclusion in a database which will be one of the project’s outputs; and to assist in the administration of the project through the organisation of workshops and the publication of their proceedings.

Applications from scholars with backgrounds in history, literature or religious studies are equally welcome. Salary £30,122 – £35,938 per annum, Start: 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter, but no later than 1 January 2013. Fixed term for four years.Informal enquiries should be addressed to the project’s Principal Investigator, Dr Andrew Peacock, acsp@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Ref No:  SB1112

Closing Date:  27 February 2012

For further particulars and to apply, see https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/welcome.aspx

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