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Research Assistant - Intellectual Traditions
Location(s) London
Employment Type Contract
Job Listed 11-Dec-2012
Job Description

Research Assistant – Intellectual Traditions

Salary c. £24,000 p.a. 6 month contract

Based London, Euston


The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) seeks a Research Assistant to identify and retrieve relevant primary and secondary scholarly materials on intellectual traditions for use in the construction of a secondary level curriculum on the humanistic and civilisational aspects of Islam that is being developed by the Institute.


Responsibilities will include identifying appropriate articles, images, films and other materials, retrieving them, highlighting relevant sections, and summarising relevant portions. The source materials will be used as part of a student textbook, as well as an additional teacher and student resource pack.


The successful candidate will have research experience, an excellent understanding of the Qur’an, and good working knowledge of Arabic and Persian.


The Institute would accept applications from those working towards a PhD as well as those candidates who already possess a PhD in Islamic History, Religious Studies and Theology, Humanities or Social Sciences. A specialisation on the study of the Qur’an is highly desirable.


Please apply below where you can also download the job description and person specification.


If you have any general queries, please email Caroline Gomez in Human Resources For job content queries, please contact Dr Daryoush Mohammad Poor The closing date for applications is Friday 18 January 2013.



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