Jobs: Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies (King’s College, London)

Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies

Reference: THW/15/059639/731
Salary Details: £32,277 to £47,328 per annum
Allowances: £2,323 per annum Ldn Allowance
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Full time


The Institute of Middle Eastern Studies in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy is a leading centre of excellence for research, learning and teaching on one of the world’s most challenging, contested and important regions. Our research on the politics, international relations, history, political economy, and culture and society of the Middle East has a global reach, and through innovative research led teaching we train and create a diverse cohort of international post-graduate students who go on to work in and on the region. Our aim is to maintain and enhance our status as a global centre for advancing knowledge and understanding of the challenges the Middle East faces in the twenty first century. Since its inception, the Institute has consistently received the top rating in all research assessment exercises and its academics have established themselves as world leaders in their fields. To strengthen key areas of research and teaching within the Institute we are looking to appoint a full-time scale 6/7 Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies, with a preferable start date of September 2015 but no later than January 2016.


The Institute of Middle Eastern Studies welcomes applications from internationally outstanding candidates for the position of Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies. The successful candidate will be trained in some aspect of the political economy, international relations, and/or politics of the Middle East. S/he will have an emerging research portfolio of international standing in Middle Eastern Studies and be able to contribute strongly to teaching and supervision at all three levels. As well as having Middle East area expertise, the successful candidate will be able to teach theory. S/he will teach and supervise BA students and contribute to the full range of the Institute’s clearly defined activities in postgraduate teaching and PhD supervision, research (including grant applications), and administration.

Post duration: Indefinite contract.

Salary: The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience, within the Grade 6/7 scale, £32,277 – £47,328 (depending upon experience) plus £2,323 London Weighting Allowance, per annum.

Contact Information: To apply for this post you will need to register with the university’s recruitment system, HireWire, to download and submit the application form. Please note, if you are submitting a CV or a short statement these will need to copied and pasted into the application form as part of the same document, as the system only allows you to submit one document. Application forms must also be in word format, not PDF. Please also note, once submitted, your application cannot be edited.

Interviews will be held in the first week of September 2015.

Equality of opportunity is College policy

Closing date: 14 August 2015

Click here to register and download the application form:

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