Vacancy: Research Associate (The First World War and Global Religions: Islam)

History Faculty, George Street, Oxford
Grade 7: £30,738 p.a.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the first major research project investigating the role of religion during the First World War. The AHRC-funded project is based at the History Faculty, and will build on Oxford’s ‘Globalizing and Localizing the Great War’ research network. The project team will work together to produce a genuinely transnational history of religion, incorporating both the impact of the war on religious ideas and a consideration of how the war influenced (and was influenced by) the beliefs and practices of millions of people from a range of religious traditions.

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to carry out research on some aspect of Islam in the era of the Great War; s/he will also publish and publicise the work, provide guidance to junior members of the group and work with the group to disseminate the findings within and beyond academia.

The appointee will hold a relevant doctorate, or show evidence that a doctorate is imminently expected, and have excellent oral and written communication skills, including fluency in relevant languages; experience of successful academic collaborations would be an advantage.

The appointment is fixed-term for 3 years, with a flexible start date (to fall between April and October 2016). This post will report to Dr Faisal Devji: for an informal discussion about the role, please email:

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please see here.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 16 March 2016.