Postdoctoral Research Officer in Middle East Studies (x2)

 Grade 7: £30,434-£37,394 per annum

The Middle East Studies Programme in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies seeks applications from candidates in a social science discipline or modern history, with special reference to the Middle East, for two fixed term postdoctoral positions, funded by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation for 9 months commencing 1 January 2015. The School is looking for the best possible candidates working within the studies of the Middle East with particular reference to Turkey, Iran or Egypt.

The postholders will be responsible to the Director of the Middle East Programme, Dr Philip Robins and be expected to play an active part in shaping this pilot project. He/she will be involved in research, data collection, fieldwork and writing the publications based on the research for this new project. The School is seeking candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm for developing his/her research profile and with keen interest in collaboration and working as part of team to develop this exciting project.

We are looking for the candidates who most fully meet the following criteria:

  • A doctoral degree in a social science discipline or modern history
  • Specialist knowledge of one of the countries on which the project is focussed (Turkey, Iran or Egypt)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent language skills (English and ideally another language relevant to this research)  
  • Experience of carrying out independent research (highly desirable)

The post is based at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, Bevington Road, Oxford.

You will be required to upload a summary sheet, supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 29th September 2014.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Contact person: Victoria Hudson

Contact phone: 01865 284991

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