Lecturer: - History of the Middle East

University of Aberdeen - School of Divinity, History and Philosophy

The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy seeks to make an appointment of a Lecturer in the history of the Middle East. The successful candidate will also be required to teach undergraduate topics on South East Asia. Applicants should have a proven research record in the relevant field and experience of teaching in higher education. This position will involve a commitment to undergraduate teaching, postgraduate supervision and research and will carry particular duties in the delivery of teaching and in the supervision of doctoral work.  

The School offers a wide range of undergraduate courses leading to an MA (without honours) after three years or, more usually, a single or joint honours MA after four years. The School houses the largest body of postgraduate students within the University

The successful candidate will teach in the History programme and will introduce and lead exciting and challenging courses in Islamic Studies at undergraduate and masters’ level. There will be a requirement to provide postgraduate supervision within the field of their expertise.

The main purpose of this role is to fulfil teaching and supervision requirements, within the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy and to contribute to the research environment of the School. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute broadly to the undergraduate teaching programme and to support and supervise the research of postgraduate students in their discipline. An important part of this post will be participation in the development and delivery of an on-line master’s programme in Islamic Studies.

Applicants should have a proven research record in the discipline of History/Islamic Studies, and an ability to teach on topics focussing on South-East Asia. An ability to contribute to teaching and supervision widely within History/Islamic Studies is required.   

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, have experience of teaching in higher education, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£39,324 - £46,924 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

As this post is funded by the Bruce Bequest it will be available for a period of 3 years.
Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.
For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here/ 
Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark (h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk) for further information.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:
Professor John Morrison, Head of School Divinity, History & Philosophy
01224 273733
j.c.morrison@abdn.ac.uk

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Morrison.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 23 December 2016

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