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Research Associate
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-05478

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/12/2014

Salary: £30,434 to £37,394 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Language Based Area Studies

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: 3 years

School / Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

This post will be based in Middle Eastern Studies (MES) which is part of the Language-Based Area Studies (LBAS) division in the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures.

Research proposals should address some periods, years and aspects linked to the history, society, culture or politics of Palestine / Israel from the mid-19th century up to the present day; you may choose to include in your proposal time allocation for revising PhD dissertation into a book.

You must have a native or near native reading command of Hebrew and/or Arabic. In addition you must hold a PhD in one of the disciplinary areas within the humanities or social sciences at the day your application is submitted.

You will be expected to take a keen interest in both research and teaching. Beginning in the post's second semester, you will be required to teach every semester ONE 20 credit undergraduate course unit of your own design within the field of Israel / Palestine studies OR assist in an equivalent notional time and capacity in teaching of existing course units within the field of Israel / Palestine studies.

The successful candidate must be open-minded and flexible and able to collaborate closely with colleagues in the delivery of teaching and learning. You will share responsibilities for student progress and academic management with full commitment to the school’s ideals of collegiality and academic integrity at all levels of activity. Oral interviews may be conducted via skype.

Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Moshe Behar:


Telephone: 0161 275 3069

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

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