Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Islamic Studies
University of Exeter, College of Social Sciences and International Studies (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies)
United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Islamic Studies


Job reference P63743

Date posted 14/12/2018

Application closing date 15/01/2019

Location Exeter

Salary The starting salary will be from £35,211 up to £43,267 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience. Package Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

Job category/type Research


Job description

College of Social Sciences and International Studies (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies)


The above two full-time posts are available on a fixed term basis from 1st April 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for a period of 1 year in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS) at the University of Exeter.


The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 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.


The College wishes to recruit two Research Fellows to participate in the Law, Authority and Learning in Shiite Islam (LAWALISI) ERC Advanced project, awarded to Professor Robert Gleave. Based in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, the project team members examine the development of Imami Shi'i legal thinking from the earliest times to the contemporary period, placing them in the context of the wider development and elaboration of Islamic law. The two post holders will research in one of the research themes "Educational Institutions and Imami Shiite Law" and "Law and Politics in Late Classical Imami Shiism"


What we can offer you

- Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;

- Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly

- An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development

- Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

- A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

- A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon


To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.


For further information please contact Professor Robert Gleave, e-mail or telephone (01392) 264025 - or the Project Officer Ms Sarah Wood


The closing date for completed applications is 15th January 2019. Interviews are expected to take place in November 2018.


The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as 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.

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