|Salary:||£30,395 to £39,609 With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.|
|Placed On:||18th April 2019|
|Closes:||3rd June 2019|
Fixed term for 36 months fixed term (FT), starting Jan 2020
Grade 7 - Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.
The Department of Theology and Religion seeks to appoint a Research Fellow to work on the ERC-funded project ‘Creating an Alternative umma: Clerical Authority and Religio-political Mobilisation in Transnational Shii Islam (ALTERUMMA)’ project, led by Professor Oliver Scharbrodt. This interdisciplinary project investigates the transformation of Shii Islam in the Middle East and Europe since the 1950s. The Research Fellow is expected to undertake a comparative study of the development of Arabic Shii devotional poetry since the 1950s, focusing particularly on its transnational dimension and various regional articulations and how it is used to articulate Shii communal identities.
The Research Fellow will have a PhD in the relevant field of study (preferably with a background in research in Arabic literature), and possess fluency in Arabic, with a command of a regional Arabic dialect (ideally Iraqi or Gulf Arabic) desirable. In addition, the Research Fellow will have a high level analytical capability, as well as a demonstrated ability to work independently to the very highest levels of research excellence.
The post holder will:
The Department of Theology and Religion has an outstanding international reputation in the study of all types of religion in the contemporary world, including inter-cultural theology, textual studies, pentecostal and charismatic studies, inter-religious relations, Islamic studies and Quaker studies. The department came second in the country in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and is home to a number of important research groups and projects. As a member of Department, the research fellow will join a lively and flourishing department where they will enjoy opportunities for intellectual and other leadership in a collegiate and highly ambitious research community.
This is a full time post with a duration of 36 months, with an anticipated start date of Jan 2020.
Further information about the project: https://alterumma.bham.ac.uk/
Informal enquiries should be directed to Oliver Scharbrodt at O.Scharbrodt@bham.ac.uk
Closing date: 3/6/2019
Interviews will be held in week beginning 1st July 2019.
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