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Postdoctoral Fellowships: Law and Learning in Imami Shi’ite Islam

22 October, 2016 15:12
Postdoctoral Fellowships: Law and Learning in Imami Shi’ite Islam

Application Closing Date: November 8, 2016

The LAWALISI project (an ERC Advanced award) is looking to recruit two postdoctoral researchers with a focus in pre-modern Imami Shi’i law, particularly the formative and classical periods. These two-year fellowships will commence in March 2017; one will focus on the elaboration of legal theory in Imami law from the earliest time onward, and the other will examine the developing tradition of fiqh and fatwas in premodern Imami jurisprudence. The closing date is 8th November 2016. The LAWALISI project is planning to advertise two additional fellowships on developments in modern Imami Shi’i law in 2018.

The above full-time posts are available from 1st March 2017 to 28th February 2019 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 one percent of institutions globally. In the last few years we have invested strategically to deliver more than 350 million pounds worth of new facilities across our campuses with plans for further significant investment.

The College wishes to recruit two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to participate in the Law 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 will examine the development of Imami Shi'i legal thinking from the earliest times to the present day, 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 "Legal Theory/Legal Doctrine" or "Fatwas and Fiqh".

More information at: University of Exeter’s Website

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