Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford
Grade 7: £29,541 - £36,298 p.a.
The Balkh Art and Cultural Heritage (BACH) project based at the Oriental
Institute, University of Oxford, is seeking to fill the full-time position
of Leverhulme Research Officer for 1 year (1 September 2013 – 31 August
2014). The postholder will engage in research on the history of Balkh in the
early Islamic period, and will carry out the day-to-day management tasks for
the project, under the supervision of Dr Arezou Azad and Professor Edmund
The project has the dual aim of undertaking new research on Afghanistan's
early Islamic history, and in building the capacity of Afghan colleagues in
cultural heritage research. Since September 2011, a team of scholars in the
UK and abroad has been studying the textual and material culture of Balkh in
northern Afghanistan. Historical Balkh (near modern-day Mazar-i-Sharif) was
one of the oldest, largest and most important cities of Afghanistan until
late medieval times. The study opens up exciting new areas of knowledge on
Afghanistan's pre-Islamic past, and the way in which Islam was incorporated
into historical memory. For information on BACH, see the project website at
www.balkhheritage.org <http://www.balkhheritage.org/> .
You will have, or be working towards, a doctorate in a related subject and
have a track record of writing research findings to a publishable standard.
You will also possess good communication, organisational, teamworking and IT
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 19 July 2013.
Contact Person : Head of Administration & Finance Vacancy ID
Contact Phone : 01865 278210 Closing Date : 19-Jul-2013
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