Muslim Research Fellow 

Oxford, Oxfordshire (GB)
18 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Muslim Research Fellow 

About the post 

The Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, an independent academic centre, is seeking to appoint a full-time Muslim Research Fellow, based in Oxford, for a three-year contract commencing on 1st October 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. For further information on CMCS visit  
The Research Fellow will conduct research in the area of Muslim-Christian studies, either  theological, historical or sociological. The main aim would be to produce a high-quality  monograph on an area of the candidate’s choosing in discussion with CMCS. 
In addition, the Research Fellow would participate in other academic activities at CMCS, including (for example) teaching and advising a range of students who come to the Centre,  engaging with practitioners in the field of Muslim-Christian Relations, and contributing on an agreed basis to CMCS projects such as the Summer School for Christian and Muslim leaders in training, Hikmah Guides and the Christians and Muslims in Public Life Project. 

We seek someone committed to rigorous research, and with an ability to communicate ideas to a range of different audiences. 
Person Specification 
Candidates must normally have: 

  • Received the degree of PhD or equivalent by 1 October 2019
  • Fluency in English, in addition to sound knowledge of any language relevant to the focus of the research
  • A demonstrable commitment to the field of Muslim-Christian studies
  • Communication, interpersonal and presentational skills
  • Organisational skills
  • The right to work in the UK  

Pay and Benefits 
Salary would be in the range of £28,660 - £37,345, depending on experience. 

Application procedure 
Applications comprising a covering letter (1-2 pages, including teaching experience), and a  curriculum vitae with details of qualifications, experience, and a statement of current  research interests and publications (1-2 pages) should be sent electronically to Susan  Worthington at   The names of two academic referees should also  be provided. A sample of written work will be requested from shortlisted candidates. The  closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 16 August 2019.  
Interviews will be held on Monday 2 September 2019.