Research Fellow, Department of Near Middle Eastern Studies – TCD

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. The 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.

The 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. This is a fixed-term, full-time position.

The deadline for applications is 1200 GMT, 17 May 2022 (2100 AEST). To apply, please visit the website.