Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1.0 FTE)

SOAS, University of London - Department of Politics and International Studies

Fixed term for 3 years from 1 January 2015 or asap thereafter. 

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a project funded by the UK’s Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC). This inter-disciplinary project will seek to understand the emergence of ports and transport infrastructure in the Arabian Peninsula at the conjuncture of wars, military movements, and commercial activities.

You will be based at SOAS in London and will conduct primary research in the Arabian Peninsula, including interviews and research with textual materials (archives, media texts, business reports, etc.).

Annual leave is 30 days pro rata per annum plus statutory and bank holidays. USS pension scheme will be available.

To apply for this vacancy or download a job description, please visit No agencies. For any queries, contact the project’s Principal Investigator, Professor Laleh Khalili at

Interviews provisionally scheduled for week commencing 1st September 2014

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