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About Exeter and the South West
College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group University in the top one percent of institutions globally. In the last few years we have invested strategically to deliver more than GBP 350 million worth of new facilities across our campuses with plans for further significant investment in the future.
The College wishes to recruit a Research Fellow to participate in the Understanding Sharia: Past Perfect/Imperfect Present project. This Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) funded post is available from 1st September 2016 for 24 months. The successful applicant will work with Professor Robert Gleave, the Principal Investigator of the project, and with the other members of the project team at the universities of Leiden, Gottingen and Bergen.
The post will include the development and delivery of both a collaborative research project, to be designed with Professor Gleave at the beginning of the post, and research projects, developed by the postholder individually. The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in the study of Islamic Law and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to also work closely with colleagues to develop impact activities relevant to the project, particularly with organisations and individuals outside of academia.
To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.
For further information please contact Professor Robert Gleave, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01392) 264025.
Applicants should fill in an application form online, and upload a single document (word or PDF) containing:
1. a full Curriculum Vitae
2. a covering letter (2 A4 pages maximum)
3. a research proposal (3 A4 pages maximum)
In the Covering Letter, the applicants should explain how their skills, qualification and experience make them eligible for the position. The Research Proposal should be a description of the independent research project they aim to complete during the 2 years of the fellowship, including research aims and methodology, outputs and principal sources.
Interviews are expected to take place on 26 July 2016.
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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