Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Post-Doctoral Fellowships : Late Antique or Early Islamic History, University of Oxford

University of Oxford - Humanities Division
Seven Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities
Salary in the University Grade 7, £28,839-£35,496. Website.

The University of Oxford Humanities Division is delighted to announce $1.8 million in funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for post-doctoral fellowships. Six fixed-term research and teaching appointments in the selected broad research areas are available from 1 October 2009 for two years, and one post for one year. A further five posts will be available from October 2011 in other research areas and will be advertised closer to the time. 

Although the major part of the fellowship will be devoted to research, the aim is to equip the fellows in all aspects of an academic career, and the fellowship will also involve a limited amount of teaching and some administrative duties. An academic mentor will be assigned to each fellow, and support for further development in academic practice, learning and teaching will be available through the Oxford Learning Institute and the Division's Teaching Development Coordinator. The fellowship will have a college association, and a £4000 p.a. research allowance will be available for the two-year post. 

The posts will be tenable in the following areas : 
Late Antique or Early Islamic History - Faculties of Classics ; and Oriental Studies (one-year post, available at £ 28,839). 
Further particulars are available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/  

How to apply :

Applicants must have completed their doctorates and be starting out on preparing a second research theme as well as showing the potential for future academic leadership. Each area will be interpreted broadly and applicants with 'interdisciplary' research agendas will not be disadvantaged ; selection committees will be looking primarily for academic excellence. 

Closing date : 12 noon, Friday 6 March 2009

The division also warmly welcomes externally-funded research fellowship applications in any area, such as for British Academy Post-Doctoral or Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships, Newton International Fellowships and Marie Curie Intra-European or International Incoming Fellowships. It has a team of research facilitators who will advise and support applicants during the process. Further information is available on the Humanities research webpages

The University of Oxford is an equal opportunities employer. Applications for this post is especially welcome from women and ethnic minorities, who are under-represented among the university's academic staff (section 38 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and section 48 of the Race Relations Act 1976 apply).