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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Islamic Studies

06 September, 2018 19:32
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Islamic Studies

University of Exeter

Call for Applications

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018

The above two full-time posts are available on a fixed term basis from 1st April 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for a period of 2 years in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS) at the University of Exeter.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice.

The College wishes to recruit two Research Fellows to participate in the Law, Authority and Learning in Shiite Islam (LAWALISI) ERC Advanced project, awarded to Professor Robert Gleave. Based in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, the project team members examine the development of Imami Shi'i legal thinking from the earliest times to the contemporary period, placing them in the context of the wider development and elaboration of Islamic law.  The two post holders will research in one of the research themes "Educational Institutions and Imami Shiite Law" and "Law and Politics in Late Classical Imami Shiism".

For further information, please contact Professor Robert Gleave, e-mail r.gleave@ex.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 264025 - or the Project Officer Ms Sarah Woods (a.wood2@exeter.ac.uk).

Source: University of Exeter

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