Offre d’emploi – Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Middle Eastern and Islamic History, c. 600-1700 (University of St Andrews)

Closes: 24th April 2023

Start Date: 1 September 2023 Fixed term: 16 months (1 September 2023 to 31 December 2024)

We wish to appoint an Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) within the School of History. The position will be full-time (36.25 hrs per week), on a fixed term contract held from 1 September 2023 to 31 December 2024.  

You will be a scholar with a growing international reputation in the Islamic history of the Middle East (c. 600-1700) and a commitment to delivering high-quality teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to have a range of interests, to be active in research that strengthens or complements that of the School, and to be capable of teaching the subject to students from a wide range of backgrounds.   

Candidates should hold a PhD in a cognate discipline. Excellent teaching skills across a wide chronological range and an interest in promoting knowledge exchange are essential. In addition to near native-level proficiency in English, candidates should have an excellent command of Classical Arabic and/or Persian.  

Application Details

In addition to the application form, candidates are asked to submit: a covering letter detailing how their previous experience qualifies them for the post; a CV including a list of publications; and the names of three referees.  

The application must not exceed a total of 10 pages of A4.

Informal enquiries can be directed to the Chair of Middle Eastern History, Dr Dimitri Kastritsis, at  

Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) community and with other protected characteristics who are under-represented in academic posts at the University.  

We also welcome applications from candidates who have had recent career breaks or other non-linear career paths (we invite you to describe any such circumstances in your covering letter).  

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online:                             

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