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Vacancy: Research Fellow

Vacancy: Research Fellow

Vacancy: Research Fellow

The Islamic Foundation is an established organisation that is dedicated to research on issues related to Islam and Muslims, publications, education, community support and inter-faith dialogue. It is seeking a research fellow to contribute to its research on Muslims in Europe and Islamophobia. The Research Fellow will be responsible for the following activities at the Islamic Foundation:


Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

a) Contribute to the development of the Islamic Foundation’s research objectives and strategy - setting key strategic objectives relating to long term research plans, including review and development of strategic activities to increase research income levels;

b) Engage in original cross-disciplinary research on social policy issues related to Muslims in Europe – from identifying research themes, formulating research questions, spearheading the design and implementation of research projects, performing rigorous analyses of data, and effectively translating data into insights and robust policy recommendations;

c) Present research work to internal and external stakeholders in research papers, policy briefs, journals, seminars, round table discussions, opinion editorials and Islamic Foundation’s on-line channels;

d) Maintain knowledge of the external funding and commercial context, including available income sources and eligibility criteria by networking, analysis of appropriate literature and liaison with funders (e.g. Research Councils);

e) Establish contacts with the national & international academic community, including external research networks and funding councils, building relationships to increase collaborative working opportunities. This activity will enhance the reputation of the Institute leading to increased income generation opportunities;

The above description is a guide about the main responsibilities of the post, not an exhaustive and final list. It may be negotiated and amended after consultation with the post holder. Any changes will be agreed in advance.


Person specification

The person should hold a PhD in the relevant subject area, have experience in designing and delivering research projects, a strong publication record for the discipline, have strong English communication and analytical skills, with an ability to write in a clear and engaging manner, have excellent organisational skills.



Negotiable depending on qualification and experience


How to Apply

Please apply with a cover letter, an up to date CV including a full list of publications to by Monday 30 May 2022. Interviews TBC.

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