Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
This full-time position is available from January 2023 on a fixed term basis until 31 December 2025 in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
The post of Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies will contribute to extending the research profile of Islamic Studies at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to Islamic Law, Islamic Theology and the analysis of religious texts in Arabic (and other Muslim world languages, if appropriate). The post replaces Professor Robert Gleave for the period of his three-year British Academy Wolfson Professorship.
The post will include research and teaching in Arabic and Islamic Studies, with preferred focus on Islamic law and theology in the early, premodern or modern periods. The post holder will be also be expected to contribute teaching modules in the field of Islamic Studies more broadly (including new modules to supplement the already strong programme). In research terms, the post holder is expected to compose and publish research in Arabic and Islamic Studies and to be active in developing research programmes in this subject area which will attract significant external funding. The post-holder is expected to play a full and active role in the Centre for the Study of Islam – the Islamic Studies cluster in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. The post holder is also expected to make a contribution to the administration of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the appropriate level.
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The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City
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With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within.
For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Prof Robert Gleave (tel: 01392-264025, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The closing date for applications is 17th July 2022. Interviews are expected to take place in the week beginning 25th July 2022.
Please note that as of 1st September 2022 our colleges and schools will be moving into a new structure which will consist of the following three Faculties – Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy, and Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
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