Bahari Career Development Fellow in Sasanian Studies

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

September 30, 2022

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Bahari Career Development Fellow in Sasanian Studies

Pusey Lane, Oxford

The Bahari Career Development Fellow will be responsible for carrying out original research in the field of Sasanian Studies broadly defined. The Fellowship offers early career researchers the opportunity to develop their research within one of the world's leading universities and to strengthen their future position in the academic job market. Reporting to the Bahari Associate Professor of Sasanian Studies, the Bahari Career Development Fellow will be a member of both the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and a non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College. She or he will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications and will have access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers.

The Fellow's responsibilities include: engaging in advanced research in Sasanian Studies; publishing the findings of that research in international journals and academic presses with a monograph as the primary output; helping develop Sasanian Studies in Oxford through organising and co-convening conferences, workshops and seminars; contributing to the teaching of the undergraduate subsidiary language course in Early Iranian when necessary and contributing to the teaching of one or more of the postgraduate courses in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and other faculties (e.g. History or Classics) relevant to Sasanian Studies; and serving as an examiner for undergraduate and graduates when requested to do so.

You will have a doctorate in a relevant field (with no more than 5 years since conferral) or evidence that a doctorate is imminently expected, possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the field of Sasanian Studies, an ability to conduct autonomous academic research and associated scholarly activities, and be able to engage with the broader historiographical debates in the study of Late Antiquity. The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching and supervision of interested students in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and other faculties when available, establish links with colleagues working on related subject in the University and internationally, and have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills. You will also undertake administration in the Faculty and the College, and be able and willing to undertake pastoral responsibilities in the College.

This position is based in central Oxford. This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 3 years from 1 October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 30 September 2022.

Contact Person : Recruitment Administrator Vacancy ID : 159313 Contact Phone : 01865 278311 Closing Date & Time : 30-Sep-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : recruitment@orinst.ox.ac.uk Salary (£) : Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

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