Postdoctoral Research Associate - Political Islam

Durham University - School of Government and International Affairs

THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO EXTERNAL FUNDING

Please note that this position closes for applications at 23.30pm on 19 December 2016.

Open World Research Initiative (OWRI)

We are seeking a highly qualified, independent and talented Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join a Durham-based research team, led by Professor Anoush Ehteshami and Dr Andy Byford contributing to the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) programme titled “Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community” (CLDRC). CLDRC is a large interdisciplinary and multi-institutional project, led by Professor Stephen Hutchings of the University of Manchester and funded by a £4 million grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project is delivered by a consortium composed of three core institutions – the University of Manchester, Durham University, and the School of Advanced Studies in London. Each of the partners is responsible for one of the project’s three strands: the multilingual (Manchester), the transnational (Durham), and the translingual (London).

This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 2 years. The successful applicant is expected to start 3rd of January 2017 and no later than 31st January 2017. S/he will be based at Durham University, School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA) and will be working under the supervision of Prof Ehteshami on the following research topic:

The transformation of political Islam and the behaviour and the evolving socio-political narrative of Islamist forces at a time of dynamic change in the modern Middle East and North Africa region.

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