The Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS) is offering support for applications to be an Academic Visitor at St Antony’s College for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Those wishing to apply for support should be scholars of Lebanon with an established record of academic excellence, normally holding the Ph.D. or equivalent. Current students are not eligible to apply. Such scholars should be engaged in research in either the humanities or social sciences, on a topic of relevance to modern Lebanon (19th century to present day) and must demonstrate sufficient command of English to take full advantage of and contribute to the academic life of Oxford University.
Academic Visitors are members of St Antony’s College for the duration of their affiliation. The CLS offers to fund the fee for membership of St Antony’s College for the academic year 2016-2017, in addition to eight High Table dinners at St Antony’s per term. The academic visitorship does not provide a stipend or maintenance. The person appointed would need to meet their own expenses.
The CLS expects applicants it supports to promote knowledge, and scholarship on Lebanon through individual research and public lectures. The Academic Visitor supported by the CLS would normally organize a workshop or conference related to the subject of their research in the course of their affiliation, in cooperation with the Middle East Centre and the Centre for Lebanese Studies. The person appointed may be asked to assist in limited supervision of masters and doctoral students working on Lebanon.