Khalid bin Abdullah al Saud Professorship of the Contemporary Arab World, University of Oxford

Khalid bin Abdullah al Saud Professorship of the Contemporary Arab World – UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

in association with Magdalen College

Start date: 1st October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University is seeking an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud Professor of the Contemporary Arab World with effect from September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Al Saud Professorship, established in 1985, is one of the leading international academic positions concerned with the study of the contemporary Arab world. The professor plays 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 the undergraduate and graduate levels. The preferred candidate will be a scholar of the highest international calibre, with outstanding research and publications in an academic discipline within the study of the contemporary Arab world.

The professor will provide research leadership in the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the wider academic community across the University, undertaking and publishing research at an international level of excellence. She or he will teach, supervise and inspire students at all levels from undergraduate to doctoral, and must be able to contribute to taught courses currently provided in the Faculty. Fluent command of Arabic is an essential requirement for the holder of the post.

The Professorship is located within an exceptionally strong and supportive research environment in related fields, including the Humanities Division and the Social Sciences Division, and in the University more widely. The Professor will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating academic community which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications, and will have access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers.

Deadline for applications: Monday 6 January 2014. For more details about the post and full application instructions, see http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/fp/.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.