Research Fellow in Arabic - AR1718RML
Vacancy Description
School of Modern Languages, Salary: £31,656 per annum, Start Date: As soon as possible, Fixed Term: 2 years
The School of Modern Languages is seeking to appoint for a fixed term of two years a Research Fellow in Arabic from 1 April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the ERC funded research project “LANGUAGE–PHILOLOGY–CULTURE: Arab Cultural Semantics in Transition” (ERC Starting Grant 312458 ARSEM).

The project explores the pivotal role of language consciousness in the history of Arab culture and studies the semantic development of the vocabulary of the Arabic language. Further information about the project can be found at https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/arsem/. The successful candidate will be expected to work under the supervision of Dr Kirill Dmitriev, the Principal Investigator in the project, and in close cooperation with other members of the project’s team.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct her/his own research on a subject related to the project and leading to the publication of a monograph. The area of research is open, but it should focus on either Classical or Early Modern Arabic literature and/or philology. Candidates working on the Judaeo-Arab and Christian-Arab literatures are also encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to have completed a PhD, and have an excellent knowledge of Arabic and English.

Applications should include a monograph proposal (5-10 pages), a covering letter highlighting the candidate's qualifications, and curriculum vitae. Only complete applications including a monograph proposal can be considered.

Further detailed information about the School of Modern Languages can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/modlangs/.  

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Kirill Dmitriev, e-mail: kd25@st-andrews.ac.uk;  tel 01334 463634.

Applications are particularly welcome from women who are under-represented in Arts posts at the University. You can find out more about Equality and Diversity at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk.hr.edi/.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter; http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.
Interview Date:  30 March 2016

Please quote ref:  AR1718RML

Closing Date: 4 March 2016

Further Particulars: AR1718RML FPs.doc

School of Modern Languages
Salary: £31,656 per annum
Start Date:  As soon as possible
Fixed Term:  2 years