Academic Director, Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations, Woolf Institute, Cambridge, UK

The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching at postgraduate level, specifically in the preparation and teaching of two modules for the University of Cambridge MPhil Middle Eastern Studies (Specialisation: Muslim-Jewish Relations) based in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. The candidate will also be expected to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as direct and teach on the Institute’s e-learning course, Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter, in conjunction with the American University in Washington. The appointment will commence in the summer 2013.

The candidate must have a PhD and preferably postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate will be expected to know at least Arabic and preferably another relevant Middle Eastern or European language. The field of interest and academic specialisation are open but the candidate must demonstrate expertise in some aspect of Muslim-Jewish relations. We would welcome candidates engaged in one or more of the following areas of research: medieval, Ottoman or Mediterranean history; multiculturalism in contemporary Europe; the politics of the Middle East; and the comparative study of law, culture, and religion. Practical experience in dialogue, reconciliation, and co-operation would also be welcomed.

The deadline for applications is 22 February 2013. The position is initially for three years, with potential for renewal. Information