Research Associate - Qur'anic Studies
Qur’anic Studies, Department of Academic Research and Publications
Full time permanent position
Salary range: £29,000-34,000 per annum, depending on experience
Start date negotiable
The Institute of Ismaili Studies has the object of promoting scholarship and learning of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, and a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths.
Your main responsibilities will be to undertake research on current and future projects of the Qur’anic Studies Unit with a view towards preparing specific works for publication. Other duties include editing one of the volumes of the Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries that the IIS publishes jointly with Oxford University Press, translating tafsir texts and the possibility of teaching in the Graduate programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities at the IIS. You will also participate in all relevant Qur’anic Studies meetings, workshops and conferences and in other related research at the IIS.
The position requires a PhD in Islamic Studies and preference will be given to candidates with specialisations in the following areas: Quran and tafsir Studies; theology and philosophy in Islam; intellectual history of Islam; and other related topics. An advanced knowledge and experience in reading and translating classical Arabic and/or Persian texts is essential. The ideal candidate will also possess an excellent command of the English language and attention to detail.
For more information about the Institute, visit our website at www.iis.ac.uk.
To apply, please submit the following information to Caroline Chady, Human Resources Co-ordinator, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA or email email@example.com
• a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the post;
• an up to date Curriculum Vitae;
• three references;
• a writing sample (published or unpublished; minimum: 3,000 words);
• a research proposal for a subject related to the reception and interpretation of the Qur'an;
• your PhD abstract and table of contents (including a brief abstract of each chapter).
Closing date: Friday 16 April
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