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Lecturer in Modern Islam

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Location: Strand Campus

Contact details: Professor Linda Woodhead , [email protected]

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College London is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Modern Islam starting on 1 September 2022. The post is open to candidates with expertise in Islam in the modern and contemporary world, whether in relation to theological, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, legal and/or political debates and dimensions. Applicants should have a good command of Arabic and/or another language relevant to Muslim majority contexts. The successful applicant will teach a range of modules on modern and contemporary Islam at BA and MA levels and should be willing to supervise PhD students. Different disciplinary backgrounds are welcome, but candidates must be able to teach and research within the context of a department specialising in the integrated, postcolonial study of theology and religious studies.   

We welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, and from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Equality Act, including religion. Applicants who directly engage with communities of practice, including Muslim Higher Education Institutes, are welcome.  

This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract.

Key responsibilities

  • Participate in the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching within the department, especially in relation to modern Islam
  • Contribute to scholarship and research, and to the research culture of the Department and Faculty
  • Contribute to relevant research seminars/conferences
  • Supervise BA, MA and PhD dissertations
  • Participate fully in assessment and examination processes as appropriate and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning
  • Contribute to the administration of the Department
  • Contribute to co-taught modules in the Department as needed
  • Engage in professional development as appropriate
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Head of Department

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

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