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Post-Doctoral Fellow

SOAS University of London - School of Histories, Religions and Philosophies

Location: London
Salary: Grade 7 £37,920.50 - £44.543.50 per annum (Including London Allowance) or Grade 8 £45,765.50 - £53,912.50 per annum (Including London Allowance). Dependent on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st September 2021
Closes: 17th October 2021
Job Ref: CE364461LonPFH

Contract type:  3 Years Fixed Term

About the role

The School of History, Religions and Philosophies at SOAS University of London, is seeking to  appoint a postdoctoral researcher at either level G7 or G8 (commensurate to experience) for a term of three years from January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The researcher will bring a discrete research project to the department that will resonate and create synergies with the research interests of other staff-members within the department. The candidate will be expected to complete this research project and produce an identifiable output within the term of the fellowship. In addition to undertaking their own research, during the term of the fellowship the fellow is expected to actively contribute to research activities within the department, such as the organisation of seminars and workshops and applications for external funding. This should ideally take the form of a collaborative grant application that will bring people and institutions together and strengthen the research profile of the department.

About you

You will need to demonstrate:

  • A PhD relevant to the History of Asia, Africa and the Middle East;
  • A profound, including linguistic, knowledge of the area of your expertise;
  • A clearly articulated, innovative, and feasible research proposal;
  • Experience with communicating the outcomes of academic research to different kinds of audiences;
  • Excellent communication and networking skills;
  • You will have first experiences with grant applications and a good understanding of the funding environment and culture of a research-intensive institution.

Further Information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Andrea Janku on

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please click the apply button and complete the online application form, including your supporting statement. You can find further information in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities. 

Closing date:  Sunday, 17th October 2021

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be end of October 2021 (via Video conferencing) TBC

'Successful candidates will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006'

SOAS will support a Skilled Worker Visa should the successful candidate be based outside the UK, please note we will only pay for a Certificate of Sponsorship all other visa related costs must be paid by the candidate.

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