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Oxford Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Islamic Art and Architecture, UK

Publish Date: Mar 15, 2016

Deadline: Mar 21, 2016

Salary: £16,072 and free college basic single accommodation or housing allowance from £6,033 p.a.

 Wolfson College, a postgraduate college of the University of Oxford, proposes to appoint one stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Islamic Art and Architecture. The post will run for three years from October 2016. 

The University of Oxford has a long tradition of research on and teaching of Islamic art and architecture, beginning with Robert Hamilton in the 1950s. Today, Oxford is one of the foremost international centres for the study of the history of the material and visual cultures of Islamic societies and of their non-Muslim members and neighbours. Recent and current events in the Middle East and North Africa highlight the importance of the dissemination of knowledge about, and of further research into the art and architecture of pre-modern Islamic societies. To strengthen this research, Wolfson College is seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar as a stipendiary Junior Research Fellow working on any aspect of the material and visual culture of Islamic societies before circa 1900. Wolfson has an outstanding Ancient World Cluster whose interests overlap with Islamic art and architecture. Wolfson thus offers a unique interdisciplinary environment in which to pursue research in this field.

Main tasks of the post:

  • to undertake research on any aspect of the material and visual culture of Islamic societies before circa 1900.
  • to be based in Oxford.
  • to act as College Advisor to a number of Wolfson students, meeting them on arrival and at least once a term thereafter, to offer pastoral advice and support.
  • to participate actively in the academic life of the college, for example by attending lectures and seminars and, where appropriate, by organising conferences, lectures and seminars.

Qualifications and experience required:

  • at least three years postgraduate experience in the field of the material and visual culture of Islamic societies before circa 1900.
  • to hold, or be near completion of, a doctorate in Islamic art and architecture.
  • sufficient command of Arabic, Persian or Ottoman Turkish to use primary sources for research.

The fellowship will be for three years, to commence on 1 October 2016, and is not renewable. The person elected will be based in Oxford, and will carry out research and publish in the above field.

The full job description and selection criteria should be consulted before submitting an application.

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Applications and references must reach the college by 4.00pm on Monday 21 March 2016. Interviews will be held on Thursday 5 May 2016 in the afternoon, and no alternative date will be offered. Enquiries should be addressed to:  The President’s PA, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD, UK (tel: 01865 274102; email:

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