Senior Lecturer in Arab and Islamic Studies

Canberra, Australia
$113,929 - $127,025 per annum plus 17% superannuation
30 Aug 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level C
Salary package: $113,929 - $127,025 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Position overview

The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (CAIS) is seeking a Senior Lecturer in the field of Islamic banking and finance, who possesses a strength in the field of human rights and social movements in the Middle East. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record for excellence in research and publication in these fields and will contribute towards the School's research agenda. The successful candidate will also be involved in expanding the Centre's teaching programs and undertaking graduate supervision.

CAIS forms part of the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences (CASS) at The Australian National University and is Australia's premier location for studies in this field, with a high international standing and links with its major counterparts in the Arab & Muslim world, as well as in North America and Europe. The Centre integrates the study of Middle Eastern and Central Asian contemporary politics, history, culture, political economy, economics, and the role of Islam within the broader framework of the changing global order. The Centre fosters the study of the region's most relevant languages of Arabic, Persian and Turkish. It also focuses on issues pertinent to Australia's interests in, and the development of its commercial, scientific and industrial ties with, its areas of coverage.

CASS is the largest single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 46 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and two ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 100 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

Enquiries: Prof Amin Saikal T:6125 4982 E:

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Closing date: 30 October 2016

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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