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Research Associate: Moving Stories - Sectarianisms in the Global Middle East

University of Oxford - Faculty of History

Location: Oxford
Salary: £34,308 to £36,386 per annum (pro rata for part-time). Grade 7 spine point 1-3
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 9th January 2023
Job Ref: 161569

Location: Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford

About the role 

The Faculty of History proposes to appoint a postdoctoral researcher for the Fixed term of 12 or equivalent months (for full time hours) or 2 years (for part time, 50% of full-time hours) (limited by external funding) starting from 01 February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, to work on the ERC Consolidator Grant ‘Moving Stories – Sectarianisms in the global Middle East'.

There are a four additional research positions available with different briefs, separately advertised. 

The project aims to explore a number of new approaches in the examination of this topic under the leadership of the Principal Investigator (PI), Professor John-Paul Ghobrial. Each team member works on a specific sub-project. The sub-project for Research Associate 5 is to carry out research for a discrete area of a large project, notably development of the structures for the ‘archives of sectarianism’ and preparation of a source book. Applicants are invited to propose a research outline to deliver the work package described in the Job Description for this post. 

Reporting to the project’s Principal Investigator (PI), the post-doctoral researchers will pursue an individual research programme, and work in collaboration with the project team and project associates, as appropriate. Postdoctoral researchers will be expected to liaise with the research team and the PI to refine and develop their research and ensure synergy of the entire project. They will be expected to produce articles or a monograph to be published by a top-quality journal during their tenure. In addition, they will be presenting their research results and representing the project at least one (inter)national conference or workshop. Post-doctoral researchers are also encouraged to engage in informal publishing and social media activities, for example by contributing blog posts on the project website. 

About you

Candidates should hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in a relevant field, and may come from any of the disciplines relevant to the topic. A significant research output (or promise thereof) is essential, as well as proven organisational skills and the ability to work congenially within a team.

Application process

More information on the project can be obtained by contacting the Principal Investigator on John-Paul Ghobrial john-paul.ghobrial@history.ox.ac.uk.

You will be asked to upload a CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependants). You are also asked to provide an additional supporting statement of no more than 1500 words (including bibliography) and a research plan, detailing your approach to the proposed task. Please see the ‘How to Apply’ section of the Further Particulars for more information. 

Only applications submitted via our e-recruitment system and received before noon Monday 9th January 2022 can be considered.

We anticipate that interviews will take place in late January 2023. 

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