2 Post-Doctoral Researchers and 1 PhD Studentship in Islamic Studies, University of Chester

2 Post-Doctoral Researchers and 1 PhD Studentship in Islamic Studies, University of Chester

Applications are invited for two post-doctoral researchers and one PhD studentship in Islamic Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester. The Department is currently expanding in the area of Islamic Studies and has appointed Oliver Scharbrodt as its first Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Chester with the strategic aim to turn the Department into one of the prime centres for the academic study of Islam in the UK. The posts and the studentship provide an exciting opportunity to develop Islamic Studies at the University by contributing to both research and teaching.

The two post-doctoral researchers and the PhD student will be part of a research project that examines transnational religio-political networks in contemporary Twelver Shiism operating between Iraq, Iran and Britain. Professor Oliver Scharbrodt is the principal investigator of the project which is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, a private foundation that supports research across the Humanities and Social Sciences. The post-doctoral researchers will also contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the Department.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Oliver Scharbrodt, email <o.scharbrodt>.

For further information see the following links:

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Islamic Studies

http://www.chester.ac.uk/node/25871

PhD Research Studentship in Islamic Studies

http://www.chester.ac.uk/node/25872