Deputy Director of the Kenyon Institute

Council for British Research in the Levant - CBRL

The Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) seeks to appoint a Deputy Director of the Kenyon Institute in East Jerusalem. This fixed term post presents a unique opportunity for a post-doctoral researcher to live and work in East Jerusalem; to develop his/her local and international academic networks and skills; and to lay strong foundations for an academic career.

The Kenyon Institute is the CBRL’s research centre in East Jerusalem. The CBRL is the British Academy-sponsored organisation that promotes, sponsors, and carries out high-quality research in the humanities and social sciences throughout the countries of the Levant. CBRL operates research centres in Amman and East Jerusalem; funds academic research, organises conferences, lectures and other events; and publishes academic journals and books. 

The Deputy Director will contribute to the intellectual life of the Kenyon Institute, and will assist the Kenyon Institute Director in the representation and management of the Institute. The successful candidate should have an active research interest in the region and a research profile in any of the disciplines or subject areas supported by the CBRL. The Deputy Director will be expected to build and maintain an active research profile consistent with her/his other duties, including promoting the work of the Kenyon Institute and CBRL in academic fora – both regionally and internationally. A strong academic connection with the UK is required. Working with the KI Director and other CBRL representatives and Institute personnel, the Deputy Director will contribute to advancing the research profile of the organization, identify potential new initiatives at local, national and international level; and liaise with institutes, universities, NGOs and other relevant organisations. 

Applications are open to holders of a PhD degree from a university in the United Kingdom. Applicants must have completed a PhD at the time of application. To perform the role effectively, a degree of flexibility is required, and the post holder may be required to travel and work outside office hours on occasion. The language used in the Kenyon Institute in East Jerusalem is English. 

A strong academic connection with the UK is required as this position will be supporting the development of British research in the region, and helping to develop local collaboration with British researchers. It’s targeted at early career post-doctoral researchers, and recent completion of a PhD at a UK university is required to demonstrate adequate familiarity and connection to the UK academic system.

To apply please see the CBRL website or click ‘Apply’ below.

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