Monday, February 25, 2013

Doctoral studentship in Ancient North Arabian

Doctoral studentship in Ancient North Arabian

The Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, invites applications for a studentship funded by a research grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for the Online Corpus of the Inscriptions of Ancient North Arabia (OCIANA).

This is an AHRC Full Studentship Award covering the costs of tuition fees and providing a maintenance grant of £13,590 p.a. The award will be for three years (36 months) and will commence on 1st October 2013. The successful candidate will be admitted by the Faculty of Oriental Studies and by Wolfson College, University of Oxford.

The subject of research will be Safaitic vocabulary in the light of the Bedouin dialects of Syria and northern Arabia (see Further Particulars). The successful candidate will have a first class or upper second B.A. Honours degree (or equivalent) in Arabic or in Arabic and other Semitic languages or Semitic linguistics, and normally will also hold, by the start of the award, a Master's degree in Arabic, Semitic languages or linguistics or another relevant subject, from a recognised research organisation. Candidates must also have a good ability to read French and German.

In order to be eligible for an AHRC Full Studentship Award, candidates must have a 'relevant connection' with the United Kingdom (for details, see Further Particulars).

Further particulars may be downloaded from <>

Candidates wishing to apply should, in the first instance, send a curriculum vitae and short letter explaining why they are interested in, and suited for, the studentship to Professor Jeremy Johns <>. The subject line of the email should read "OCIANA Studentship". Eligible candidates will be invited to apply before the deadline of Friday 8 March 2013.

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