College of Social Sciences and International Studies (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies)
The above two full-time posts are available on a fixed term basis from 1st April 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for a period of 2 years in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS) at the University of Exeter.
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 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.
The College wishes to recruit two Research Fellows to participate in the Law, Authority and Learning in Shiite Islam (LAWALISI) ERC Advanced project, awarded to Professor Robert Gleave. Based in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, the project team members examine the development of Imami Shi’i legal thinking from the earliest times to the contemporary period, placing them in the context of the wider development and elaboration of Islamic law. The two post holders will research in one of the research themes “Educational Institutions and Imami Shiite Law” and “Law and Politics in Late Classical Imami Shiism”