Reader/Senior University Lecturer in Classical Arabic Studies

University of Cambridge - Department of Middle Eastern Studies

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Reader or Senior University Lecturer in Classical Arabic Studies in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, to begin on 1 September 2017. This appointment is tenure-track, subject to an initial probation period.

The appointee will be expected to be engaged in research at a high level of international recognition, to seek opportunities to win external funding for that research and to publish in their specialist field, to teach and examine undergraduate students, and to supervise and examine postgraduate work. The person appointed will also be required to take on senior administrative duties within the Department and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. The main area covered by the post is Classical Arabic Studies with specialism in one or more of the following: legal thought (fiqh); dialectical theology and/or philosophy (kalam/falsafah); Qur'an and Qur'anic exegesis (tafsir); history (tarikh).

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 and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The salary range for the Senior University Lecturer position is £52,219 - £55,389. A Reader is appointed at £58,754, Grade 10 or 11 depending on experience from appointment.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor James Montgomery (e-mail:

The closing date for applications is midnight GMT on 30 November 2016. Interviews will take place on 25 and 26 January 2017.

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

Please quote reference GY09654 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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