About the Role
The Oxford School of Gl0obal and Area Studies invites applications from candidates in a social science discipline with reference to countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), for a fixed-term postdoctoral position, funded by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) for 24 months commencing 1st January 2023.
The School is seeking candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm for developing their research profile and with a keen interest in working as part of team to develop this exciting project. The successful applicant will work alongside a visiting SPF/University of Waseda fellow.
We welcome applicants from across the field of social sciences. However we would particularly encourage applications from those able to offer expertise in the following areas:
(i) Religion and the Nation.
(ii) Religion and Grass-roots Politics.
(iii) Religion and Supra-national Identities in MENA countries.
You will hold a doctorate in a social science discipline or an interdisciplinary field pertaining to the Middle East and North Africa. You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within an established research programme, have experience of contributing to publications/presentations and be able to manage your own academic research and associated activities.
The post is based at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, Bevington Road, Oxford.
You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement and as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 9th September 2022.
Interviews w/c 26th September 2022 tbc
Applications are particularly welcome from women and Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.