|Placed On:||22nd September 2022|
|Closes:||21st October 2022|
SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS University of London is positioned to play a leading role in reimagining higher education globally, with a new strategic plan in place as the basis for the renewal and revitalisation of the School which commits SOAS to both student responsiveness and research intensity. SOAS is moving towards a new model of international partnerships which is responsive to the transnational character of our global challenges.
SOAS wishes to appoint a Director of the SOAS Middle East Institute and MBI Al Jaber Chair in Middle East Studies. The person appointed will split their time approximately 50/50 in carrying out activities as the MBI Al Jaber Chair in Middle East Studies and as the Director of the SOAS Middle East Institute.
The successful applicant will conduct research and teach in their area of speciality and will provide strong leadership to the SOAS Middle East Institute. Developing and implementing a strategy to build on the strong foundations laid previously to further, on a non-sectarian basis, research, scholarship and teaching relating to the Middle East.
You will have specialist knowledge and an international reputation within any area of Middle East history, economics, government and political policy or social and cultural affairs. The candidate will also be expected to demonstrate the ability to develop effective relationships with the wider academic community and potential funders in order to develop networks and initiatives in both the UK and the Middle East.
You can find further information on the key criteria for the role in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities, which can be found on the SOAS website.
The successful candidate must be at Professorial level.
For an informal conversation and to discuss the role please contact Professor Dina Matar: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 21st October 2022
Interviews to be held: to be confirmed
We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South, Black, Asian or other minority ethnic and underrepresented groups. All appointment decisions will be made on merit, following a fair and competitive process.
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