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Two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Gulf Studies (2 years) - University of Exeter

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Job title : Research Fellow
Job reference : P52750
Date posted : 18/05/2016
Application closing date : 16/06/2016
Location Exeter Salary : £33,574 - £41,255 per annum (on Grade F), depending on skills and experience.
Package : Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable)
Job category/type : Academic
Job description : College of Social Sciences and International Studies

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

The above full time post is available on a fixed term basis from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2018 in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group University in the top one percent of institutions globally. 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 Arab 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.

The Centre for Gulf Studies is the oldest research centre in the United Kingdom, perhaps in Europe dedicated to the study of this strategically vital region, drawing upon the expertise of a number of researchers in the humanities and the social sciences.

The Centre is seeking to recruit two postdoctoral researchers whose areas of specialisation fit and complement the research interests of our academics.

In this role you will contribute to extending the research profile of the Centre for Gulf Studies in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at Exeter.

You will hold a PhD or equivalent in Middle East Studies, Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Archaeology, Material Culture, Gender Studies or related fields, and have an independent, recognised research programme in a field of research related or complementary to existing strengths of the Centre for Gulf Studies. 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. Experience of fieldwork in the Gulf monarchies, Iraq or Iran and linguistic proficiency in Arabic and/or other relevant languages are highly desirable.

For further information please contact Dr Marc Valeri, e-mail m.valeri@ex.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 724027.

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’. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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