Ausschreibung: Associate Professor of Ottoman History (University of Oxford – Faculty of Oriental Studies)



Associate Professor of Ottoman History
Closing date for application is Friday 24 March 2017.

This is an exciting new opportunity to revive a major field of study at Oxford, and enhance teaching of the history of Islamic societies and of Ottoman Turkish language and texts. The post will complement Oxford Humanities’ exceptional research strength in medieval and early modern history of the Islamic and Byzantine worlds and their neighbours.

The Associate Professor will engage in advanced research in Ottoman history from the beginning to c. 1800CE, publishing the findings in international journals and academic presses. She/he will seek opportunities for collaborative and externally funded research projects, and develop Ottoman history in Oxford through conferences, workshops and seminars. The postholder will give lectures or classes; undertake tutorial (small group) teaching, and contribute to the teaching of undergraduate Islamic history 1500-1800 C.E., and graduate courses in Ottoman Turkish Studies, Islamic Studies and History, and others. Co-ordinating, in conjunction with colleagues, the undergraduate degree courses in Turkish, and contributing to the development of new teaching programmes, the Associate Professor will supervise students and their dissertations, and serve as examiner for undergraduates and graduates when requested to do so. The postholder will also contribute to the administartion and wider work and life of both college and faculty. This will include acting as College Adviser to Exeter College graduate students in Oriental Studies and related subjects, and participating in the governance of the College.

With a doctorate in the field of Ottoman history, complete by the time of the appointment, the successful applicant will have an outstanding record of internationally excellent publication and research in Ottoman history of the period. She/he will have an excellent command of Ottoman Turkish, being able to carry out research using primary sources in that language, and to teach it to students; a working knowledge of Arabic and/or Persian is also necessary. You will demonstrate ability to teach, supervise and assess undergraduate and graduate students effectively, showing excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. You should also be able to link with colleagues working on related subjects and to contribute to the teaching and supervision of students in other faculties, and have a proven record of securing research grants. The successful applicant will demonstrate willingness and ability to undertake administrative and, for the college, pastoral and wider responsibilities.

Closing date for application is Friday 24 March 2017.

For further details, and to make an application, visit and search for vacancy 127301.

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