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No 6162

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Vol cxl No 3

pp. 69–88

Oxford Notices

University of Oxford



The University proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Islamic Art and Architecture from 1 September 2010, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Faculty is seeking to attract applicants at an early stage of their careers, who will collaborate in research and teaching with the established members of staff, including the first incumbent of the newly established I. M. Pei Chair in Islamic Art and Architecture, which is being advertised at the same time.

The University Lecturer will be required to carry out research; to give lectures, classes, and tutorials in Islamic art and architecture; to coordinate teaching at all levels; and to examine, supervise graduate students, and play a part in the administrative work of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Khalili Research Centre. The person appointed may be offered a Governing Body Fellowship at Wolfson College.

The successful applicant will hold, by the start of the appointment, a doctorate in Islamic art and architecture or a related field, and have specialist expertise in one or more fields of Islamic art and architecture before the 20th century c.e. He or she will possess a sufficient expertise in one or more of the Arabic, Persian, and Turkish languages to use primary sources in the original language for the study and teaching of Islamic art and architecture; and have a broad familiarity with the development of Islamic art and architecture before the 20th century c.e. He or she must demonstrate a commitment to research of the highest calibre in one or more areas of Islamic art and architecture before the 20th century c.e., and to publishing this research at the level expected by international journals and major presses. He or she must also have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. The salary will be in the range of £42,351 to £56,917 a year (Grade 36S).

The further particulars, including details of how to apply, may be found at or may be obtained from the office of the Secretary to the Oriental Studies Board, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford, OX1 2LE, (email Applications and references should be sent by email to this address no later than noon on Friday, 13 November 2009.

The University is an equal opportunities employer.