The His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Professorship of Modern Arabic Studies

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
14 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Middle Eastern Studies


Ref: GY38446

The Board of Electors to The His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professorship of Modern Arabic Studies invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work focusses on the study of modern Arabic and the contemporary Arab world. To take up appointment in September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in the study of modern Arabic and/or the Arab world using Arabic language materials and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge.  A competitive salary will be offered.

Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 31 October 2023.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Christine van Ruymbeke (Convenor of Board of Electors), email:

Please quote reference GY38446 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa'id Professor of Modern Arabic Studies | Apply Online | University of Cambridge.

Closing Date: Tuesday 31st October 2023