Professor in Islamic Studies
University of Exeter - College of Social Sciences and International Studies - Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies
United Kingdom

Summary of the role/position

The College wishes to appoint up to three visiting Al-Qasimi Professors in Islamic Studies each with a fixed term of 3 or 6 months.  The terms of the visiting professorship are:

1st October 2020 to 31st December 2020

1st January 2021 to 31st March 2021.

Those applying for 1st October 2020 to 31st December 2020 are also eligible to apply to continue the post until 31st March 2021, and should state this in their application letter.

The Visiting Professor will have an established international reputation in the field of Islamic Studies, a defined programme of research for their time as a member of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, and will contribute to the activities of the Centre for the Study of Islam within the Institute.

The starting salary will be from on the University’s Professorial Scales, depending on qualifications and experience. A housing allowance will also be paid.

Applicants should complete the online application form and attach a copy of their CV (any number of pages) and a 1-page letter of application in which they detail their programmes of research for their time in Exeter (including the outputs/publications they intend to produce form this research).

Interviews (in person, by phone or via VOI) are expected to take place soonthereafter. 


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 2019). 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 fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and 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.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

- 41 days leave per year

- options for flexible working

- numerous discounts at leading retailers

- onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme

- sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

- stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

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