Al-Qasimi Professor in Gulf Studies, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter — LIMITE : 07/12/2022

University of Exeter – Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from on the University’s Professorial Scales, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd November 2022
Closes: 7th December 2022
Job Ref: P84032

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group University in the top one percent of institutions globally. In the last few years, we have invested strategically to deliver more than £350 million worth of new facilities across our campuses with plans for another £330 million of investment between now and 2016.

The Faculty wishes to appoint an Al-Qasimi Professor in Gulf Studies. Any area of the social science study of the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula will be considered, including contemporary politics and society, anthropology, sociology, history, international relations of the Gulf, political economy, urban studies, and energy and environmental transition. We are also particularly committed to ensuring that our procedures reflect our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusivity.

The Professor will have an established international reputation in the field of Gulf Studies, a defined programme of research for their time as a member of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and will contribute to the activities of the Centre for Gulf Studies within the Institute. In REF2014 and REF2021 the Institute was the leading research unit in the study of Islam and the Middle East in the country.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Interviews are expected to take place later in late January 2023.

Further information

For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Adam Hanieh A.Hanieh[at]


More information: here

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