Lecturer in Arabic Literature and Media
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
University of Exeter - College of Social Science and International Studies
Salary: £31,671 per annum
This full-time post is available from 1 September 2010 on a permanent basis.
The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies is seeking to fill a number of posts to commence in time for the 2010 academic year and is interested in appointing a scholar who can make a major contribution to teaching and research in the field of Arabic Literature and Media. The existing teaching and research interests of the Institute span the Social Sciences and Humanities, and it is hoped that this appointment will offer an exciting opportunity to applicants with initiative and vision who feel they can contribute to the activities of a multi-disciplinary department.
Applications are invited for an appointment in Arabic Literature and Media. We are seeking a scholar with an excellent research publication record or evidence of strong research activities and publication plans. Applicants should have a good first degree or equivalent, and a PhD obtained in a relevant field. A commitment to developing research grant applications both individually and collaboratively, a record of research funding acquisition, evidence of administrative competence, and an ability to attract postgraduate research students will be an advantage, together with a commitment to and experience of delivering high quality undergraduate teaching. The appointee will be expected to play a full and active role in the Institute and shape the interaction between IAIS and other departments in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and other relevant departments across the University. This appointment is part of a broader university-wide commitment to world class research in the study of the Middle East and Islamic World which has seen extensive investment in recent years.
Candidates with interests and expertise in any field of Arabic Literature, including Classical Arabic Literature, the Arabic Novel, the Arabic Short Story, Arabic Poetry and Arabic Media may apply. However, preference may be given to candidates whose research and teaching combine both Arabic literary and media studies, or who can offer teaching in a second Middle Eastern language or a social science.
The successful applicant would undertake teaching and post-graduate supervision in a variety of modules embedded in IAIS and the wider School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Demonstrated ability or potential to work with an interdisciplinary team is essential.
The starting salary will be on Grade F, £31,671 to £35,646 per annum, points 32 to 36, subject to knowledge, skills and experience.
Successful candidates will be based at the university's dedicated Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies located in the Streatham Campus in Exeter.
Informal enquires to Professor Gareth Stansfield, Director of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies: Tel 00 44 (0)1392 264105 00 44 (0)1392 264105; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Application packs are available from http://www.admin.ex.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/T0321518.pdf
e-mail email@example.com; quoting reference number T0321518.
The closing date for completed applications is 12 noon 17th March 2010.
The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity in its workforce and, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, is particularly keen to consider applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.
Profession: Arabic interpreter / translator
In the field
· oral interpretation: from Arabic to English, and English to Arabic during confidential
interviews with persons detained in prisons, ICRC institutional dissemination of IHL,
message delivery and visits to families of detainees,
· written translation: translation of written Arabic (newspaper articles, correspondence,
etc.) into written English
· analysis and reporting: analysis of conditions of detention, security and other matters
relating to the ICRC's mandate
· ideal age: 25 to 45
· prepared to accept unaccompanied posting for a 12-month mission
· excellent command of Arabic and English; French an asset
· university education or minimum 2 years of professional experience
· driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
· fully conversant with IT tools
· strongly motivated by humanitarian work
· open-minded and adaptable, able to work in a team
· neat appearance, good speaker, well-developed writing and summarizing skills
· able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
What we offer
· an opportunity to help the victims of conflict
· engrossing, rewarding work in unusual situations
· ample support in integrating into the new working environment
For reasons related to the institution's working procedures, in particular its principle of
neutrality, ICRC personnel cannot be nationals or originate from the countries to which
they are assigned.
If you fit the criteria and are interested don't hesitate and go to our website and fill in an
application for the job.