Research Associates, University of Oxford

Research Associates – Stories of Survival: Eastern Christianity in the Early Modern World – Arabic and/or Syriac Materials (2 posts)

University of Oxford

Application deadline: 1st June 2016

Grade 7: £30,738 p.a.

‘Stories of Survival’ is an ambitious and exciting new research project that will investigate the history of Eastern Christianity in the early modern period, ca. 16th – 18th centuries. The team will reconstitute and analyse a ‘lost archive’ of literary, documentary, and printed sources in three continents, ten languages, and dozens of archives to produce a new religious and social history of Eastern Christianity in a global context.

We are seeking two Research Associates to join the project team, focusing on Arabic and/or Syriac sources related to Eastern Christianity (a third post, focusing on European-language sources, is now being advertised separately).

The Research Associates will conduct research in close collaboration with the rest of the project team, meeting regularly to share findings, discuss sources, and collaborate for purposes of research publication and dissemination.

You will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject (or show evidence that a doctorate is imminent), and be able to research in the languages relevant to your specialism; you will have a capacity for excellent independent research, and also for working as part of a team engaging in innovative forms of collaborative research in the Humanities. You will have outstanding communications skills, and the ability to write to a deadline. Experience of public engagement with historical research would be an advantage.

These are full-time posts based at Oxford, fixed-term for 3 years, tenable from 1 October 2016 and funded by the European Research Council. For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr John-Paul Ghobrial (

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 June 2016. To apply and for further details, please click here.

  • Contact Person: Jeannie Scott
  • Contact Phone: 01865 615019
  • Contact Email:
  • Vacancy ID: 123092
  • Closing Date: 01-Jun-2016



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