University Lecturer in the Eastern Islamic World and Persian-Speaking Lands University of Cambridge, Department of Middle Eastern Studies United Kingdom

University Lecturer in the Eastern Islamic World and Persian-Speaking Lands


The Department of Middle Eastern Studies wishes to appoint to a University Lectureship in the Eastern Islamic World and Persian-speaking Lands from 1 September 2018. This appointment is tenure-track, subject to an initial probation period. The appointee will become a key player in the consolidation of our Persian and Middle Eastern Studies research clusters. S/he will have a doctorate in an aspect of the history of the eastern Islamic lands, medieval or modern, or in a related field including but not limited to political or social science. S/he will be expected to be engaged in research that shows his/her potential to built an international profile, to seek opportunities to win external funding for that research and to publish in his/her specialist field. S/he will also be expected to teach and examine undergraduate students and be able to contribute to a broad chronological range of papers looking at the Persianate world up to the modern era. S/he will further be expected to supervise and examine MPhil and PhD students in areas related to his/her research. The person appointed will be required to take on administrative duties within the Department and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.


Candidates are asked to submit a covering letter together with a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with the details of three referees, using the University's online application system.


Further details are available on the Faculty website:


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Amira K Bennison (email:


The closing date for applications is midnight GMT on 17 December 2017. Interviews will take place on 31 January and 1 February 2018.


If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Mrs Nadya Mullen by email on


Please quote reference GY13784 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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