Research Fellow in Science and the Transmission of Islamic Knowledge in Britain
About The Event
Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, UK
Application Deadline: February 24, 2021
This position is for a post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on the new Templeton Religion Trust-funded research project, ‘Science and the Transmission of Islamic Knowledge in Britain’. This project will investigate how the relationship between Islam and science is understood and discussed by those involved in the transmission of Islamic knowledge and the establishment of Islamic authority in Britain.
The post holder will work with the Principal Investigator and external Co-investigator to conduct ethnographic observation of women’s and co-educational Islamic educational institutions as well as interview research with current and in-training Muslim religious leaders. They will also assist in research by carrying out literature reviews, conducting data analysis and writing up research findings. The post holder will be expected to engage in, and support, aspects of project dissemination, team meetings and international networking activities, including contributing the project-related websites, workshops and seminars. They will also be expected to effectively contribute to the presentation and dissemination of research outputs, including developing academic and non-academic publications/presentations.
Some of the responsibilities of this role are outlined below.
• With the PI and Co-I, negotiate access to research sites and interviewees.
• Conduct ethnographic and interview research at two case study sites, as well as interviews at a variety of settings around the UK.
• Undertake research administration and support the PI and Co-I in research management.
• Analyze and interpret data gathered for the project…
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