Jobs: Modern History of the Middle East, Oxford

Departmental Lecturership in the Modern History of the Middle East

Salary Grade 7, £29,099 – £35,788 per annum


The University proposes to appoint a full-time Departmental Lecturer in the Modern History of the Middle East to provide teaching, administration and examining during the academic year 2011-2012.

This is a temporary appointment to provide interim cover during the research leave of the permanent post holder, Dr Eugene Rogan. The principal duties of the post are to give lectures, classes and tutorials in the Modern History of the Middle East; to supervise dissertations; to examine; to carry out research; and to play a part in administrative work relating to the Islamic World Subject Group.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in the field of the Modern History of the Middle East; have a primary expertise in one or other aspect of modern Arab history, and be able to demonstrate competence to teach late Ottoman, modern Turkish, and Israeli history at undergraduate and graduate levels; have a research command in Arabic and/or another modern Middle Eastern language, and in at least one European language (in addition to English); be able to demonstrate a commitment to publishing research of the highest calibre; be able and willing to undertake limited administrative responsibilities; and have good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

Applicants are asked to arrange for three letters of reference to reach the Faculty by the closing date for applications, which is 12 noon on Friday 13 May 2011.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

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