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Research Associate in Pacifism and Non-violence in Modern Islam
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-016844

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 10/06/2021

Salary: £32,816 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Modern Languages and Cultures

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: 20 September 2021 to 20 September 2022

School / Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

The University invites applications for a Research Associate in Pacifism and Non-violence in Modern Islam. The fixed term position is from 20 September 2021 to 20 September 2022. The appointment will be made at Grade 6, £32,816 per annum on a 1.0 FTE basis.

You will hold a doctoral degree (or equivalent) in Islamic Studies or cognate fields including Anthropology, Area Studies (e.g. Middle Eastern Studies, South Asian Studies), Political Science, and Sociology with a focus on Islam and Muslims in the modern period. A research background of relevance to the project themes is essential. The ability to work with material in Arabic and/or other major Islamicate languages is highly desirable.

You will join Primary Investigator Dr Tom Woerner-Powell (Lecturer in Modern Islam, University of Manchester) and Co-Investigator Professor Andrew Fiala (Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Ethics Center, California State University) on an AHRC-funded international project entitled “Religions of Peace: Patterns of Nonviolence and Principled Pacifism in Modern Islam”. The inter-disciplinary project aims at deepening and systematising scholarly understanding of Islamic approaches to pacifism and nonviolence in the modern period. It aims to identify, analyse, and situate case studies both within their own historical and hermeneutic contexts and in relation to overarching typologies informed by contemporary debates in moral philosophy.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr Tom Woerner-Powell

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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