Tunku Abdul Rahman University Lectureship in Malay World Studies, University of Cambridge – Office of the School of Arts and Humanities — LIMITE : 21/02/2021

Applications are invited for the Tunku Abdul Rahman University Lectureship in Malay World Studies, which will be held as a Linked Post with a Fellowship of St Catharine’s College. ‘Malay World’ encompasses the history, culture, literature and politics of areas in which the Malay language historically formed a lingua franca. Besides contemporary Malaysia, this region includes Indonesia, Singapore, and Brunei, with substantial and deep historical connections to Timor, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

Appointees will be expected to engage in high-level research; take a leadership role in pursuing internal and external collaborative funding opportunities; publish internationally in their specialist field; supervise, teach and examine undergraduates; develop and deliver courses in their areas of expertise; supervise and examine MPhil and PhD work; and play an effective and collegial role in the life of the College and the faculty or department to which they are appointed. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, and possess (or be expected to develop), their own independent research portfolio of world-class research commensurate with the international reputation of the University.

Depending on the appointee’s specialism, they will be appointed to either the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; the Faculty of History/Department of Politics and International Studies; or the Department of Social Anthropology. Further information on each institution can be found here: 


The post is tenable from 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. For further information, please see the Further Particulars. 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/28321.

Applications should comprise the following documents: a covering letter, cv (including details of teaching experience, educational qualifications, publications and work in progress), and a sample of published work up to 10,000 words in length (or an extract from your doctoral dissertation). 

Applicants are requested to ask for three references to be emailed directly and in confidence to Molly Carrick at SAHHR(at)cam.ac.uk by the closing date (midnight (GMT) on Sunday 21 February 2021) without waiting for a formal request.

Please quote reference GA25344 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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