Professorship in Islamic Art and Architecture (Oxford, due 11 April 2016)

I.M. Pei Professorship in Islamic Art and Architecture
in association with Wolfson College, Oxford
Start date: 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The professor will join the thriving Faculty of Oriental Studies, which provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching, and will be associated with Wolfson, the largest graduate college in the university, which brings together leading academics and graduate students. The Chair is supported by an endowment from the Qatar Foundation and the Qatar Museums Authority, and is placed within the Faculty’s Khalili Research Centre (KRC).
The successful candidate will be an outstanding and internationally recognised researcher in the history of the material and visual culture of Muslim societies before circa 1900. She or he will lead international research activity in Islamic art and architecture at Oxford, ensuring that it continues at the forefront of research, not least by obtaining research funding, and will contribute to sustain the environment of academic excellence within the Faculty and the KRC. She or he will demonstrate a commitment to teaching and to the supervision and training of research students and postdoctoral researchers in the discipline. She or he will be an active participant in all aspects of the work of the Faculty — research, teaching, administration and public outreach — and may in due course become Director of the KRC.
Deadline for applications: Monday 11 April 2016. For more details about the post and full application instructions, see
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.
Contact: Mr. Thomas Hall (

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