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Lectureship in Middle Eastern Studies

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in Middle Eastern Studies? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University?  Are you ready to take an active role in shaping the research agenda in the area of Middle Eastern Studies?

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds, invites applications for an on-going full-time post at the level of Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies (Grade 7) starting in September 2020 (negotiable). The appointment is based in the Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies subject area of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.

You will be a scholar of the Middle East, with a PhD in Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, International Relations or other relevant discipline, and have experience of teaching and supervising at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A commitment to the ongoing implementation of innovative teaching methods is essential and you will use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students. We are looking for a scholar with a promising research agenda and publication record, who will pursue a research agenda that builds on their achievements to date and that contributes to the subject area’s reputation for high quality and innovative research.

Start date negotiable with a preference for 1st September

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Emma Cayley (, Head of School, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies


Dr Mustapha Sheikh (, Director of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 16 July 2020
Closing Date:  Saturday 15 August 2020
Interview Date:  Monday 14 September 2020
Reference:  AHCLC1119
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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