Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud Professorship for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World

University of Oxford
December 04, 2023
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Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud Professorship for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies in association with Magdalen College

The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) and Magdalen College intend to appoint to the Khalid bin Abdullah al Saud Professorship in the Study of the Contemporary Arab World with effect from 1 October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. This post is a statutory professorship, which is the most senior academic grade at Oxford.

As the Al Saud Professor you will play a pivotal role in the University's teaching in, and research of, the modern Arab world and in the further development of Arab world studies at Oxford, including the review and development of graduate taught courses. This role represents an opportunity to build on your broad intellectual and cultural interests within a wide and increasingly interdisciplinary research field in Oxford. You will be expected to promote interdisciplinary projects across faculties and divisions, strengthening links with other programmes in the UK and overseas. You will provide academic leadership in promoting and sustaining research within the Arabic, Persian and Turkish subject group, and contribute to administrative roles in AMES.

You will be a scholar of the highest international calibre from a Humanities or Social Sciences discipline, with an outstanding record of research and publications in the study of the contemporary Arab world from the nineteenth century to the present day. You should be able to demonstrate an excellent record of teaching at undergraduate and graduate level and the ability to inspire and guide research students and early career colleagues. You should have a sufficiently high degree of expertise in the Arabic language to use original research materials and teach texts in that language (research proficiency in an additional language relevant to teaching and research in the field would be an advantage).

The Al Saud Professor will also hold a professorial fellowship at Magdalen College.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Professor Eugene Rogan on [email protected]. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

Applications for this post are to be made online. Please see the Further Particulars document for the job description and selection criteria and details of how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 UK time on Monday 4 December 2023. Interviews are likely to be held in early 2024.

Contact Person : Sue Morris Vacancy ID : 165976 Contact Number : Closing Date & Time : 04-Dec-2023 12:00 Contact Email : [email protected] Pay Scale : PROFESSOR (A20)

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