Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 09 Dec 2021

College of Social Sciences and International Studies

This full-time post is available from January 2022 on a fixed term basis until 31 December 2024.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the Exeter-Tsinghua Digital Archive of the Middle East (DAME) project. This jointly funded post is available from January 2022 on a fixed term basis until 31 December 2024. The successful applicant will be a specialist in Sorani literature, will curate the Sorani element of the DAME archive, and will conduct research relevant to it.

The post will include research in the Sorani archive, curating the developing the Sorani and other Kurdish elements of the DAME archive, as well as support the wider DAME team in the fulfilment of the project. The successful candidate may also contribute to some related Kurdish studies teaching in the IAIS. 

About you

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in Kurdish (Sorani) literatures and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to analyse and conduct research in Sorani and relate it to the wider remit of the archive, as well as participate in the curation of the Sorani materials in DAME.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City . In 2019, Devon was voted as having the best quality of life of anywhere in England and Wales, making it a popular choice for both work and study.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Further information

For further information please contact Professor Sajjad Rizvi, e-mail s.h.rizvi@ex.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 724037.

The closing date for completed applications is 9 December 2021. 


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