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Postdoctoral Researcher in Islamic Studies


Vacancy Number 001728
Location London
Campus Russell Square
Post Class Research
Department / Centre School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics (LCL)
Contract Type Fixed Term - Over 6 months
Closing date for applications 1 May 2019
 
Salary Range - £36,699 - £43,110 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Full time (35 hours per week – 1 FTE)

This post is fixed-term for 2 years from 1 October 2019 - 31 August 2021
 

The role and its responsibilities
 
We are looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher in Islamic Studies to conduct outstanding research in Islamic Studies and contribute to the advancement of Islamic Studies at SOAS and beyond. You will be expected to conduct excellent research relating to Qur’anic Studies, preferably the Qur’an’s structure, coherence and its ways of making impact on the reader/listener, and publish at least two outstanding outputs as an outcome of the research. You will be expected to contribute to the research culture of the Centre of Islamic Studies and the Near and Middle East Section at SOAS and help organise and run the Centre’s events, workshops and other activities. You will also be expected to contribute to teaching related to Islamic Studies at SOAS.
 
Skills and experience
 
You will be required to have a good understanding of one or more of the key research areas in Qur'anic Studies, particularly the structure, coherence and impact of the Qur'an. Your ability to carry out high quality, publishable research together with your knowledge of the scholarship and of key debates in Islamic Studies, will enable you to be successful in this role. You will also have excellent proficiency in Arabic. The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with students, staff, academic colleagues, together with excellent time management and interpersonal skills, are also required for this post.

Further information
 
For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Professor M. Abdel Haleem (ha4@soas.ac.uk ).
 
Competitive benefits package
 
As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:
 
  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare
About the Department
 
The School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics is committed to studying the languages, literatures, film and cultures (classical and contemporary) of Africa, the Near and Middle East, South Asia, and South East Asia. Our work covers a fascinating mix of cultures, languages, religions and traditions, many in dynamic, fast developing regions, which are assuming an increasingly important strategic role in global affairs.
 
If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form and provide a copy of your CV together with a supporting statement specifying why you are suited to the position and answering the three questions below:
 
  1. What research have you done so far on Islamic/ Qur'anic Studies ?
  2. What research projects do you plan to carry out during the fellowship? Please include a proposal
  3. What do you think are the urgent areas that need research in Qur'anic studies?
Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.

Closing date: 1 May 2019
 
Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing or on: 17 June 2019
 
If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk.
 
At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.


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        001728 JDPS Postdoctoral Researcher in Islamic Studies.pdf



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