The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies and Department of Near Middle Eastern Studies in Trinity College Dublin is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow (Post- Doctorate Researcher) with experience in the anthropology of texts and written culture. Successful candidate will work closely with the principal investigator and other team researchers on a European Research Council funded project ‘Arabic Poetry in the Cairo Genizah’ (APCG).

One of the main aims of the project is to look at the history of Jews in the Middle East in medieval and pre-modern times from a new perspective. It aims at writing Jewish history through literature, with a cultural- and socio-historical focus derived from a close examination of the Arabic poetry fragments preserved in the Cairo Genizah. Through literary and historical analysis of these manuscripts, we aim to gain an insight into the Egyptian-Jewish cultural world as it existed and developed over the centuries that manuscripts were deposited in the Genizah storeroom.

Post Status:  Specific Purpose Contract, Full-time

Department / School:  Department of Near Middle Eastern Studies, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Reports to:  Principal Investigator

Salary:  Appointment will be made on the Post-Doctorate Researcher salary scale (€39,523 – €41,940) at a point in line with Government Pay Policy appointment will be made no higher than point 1.

Hours of Work: Full time – 37.5hrs per week  (for 30 months)

Closing Date:  12 Noon (GMT), Friday, 17th May 2022

Successful candidate will be expected to start September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. For international candidates, the postholder is expected to join the team at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Working remotely (overseas) is not possible.

Further Information

Informal enquiries about this post should be made to Dr. Mohamed Ahmed on AHMEDM4@tcd.ie

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit an email with:

  • Full Curriculum Vitae,
  • A covering letter outlining their experience relevant to the post,
  • Names and contact details of 2 referees (including email addresses), to:

Glen O’Keeffe, HR administrator Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies Email Address: financeandhr.sllcs@tcd.ie

Please note incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Short listed applicants will be invited to a 30 minute test, which consists of a translation of Arabic poetry into English as well as interview.

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