1.The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to fill the position of Middle East & Islamic Studies Librarian. For details see https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/15606 .
2. Workshop on “Women and Gender in the Premodern Mediterranean” during the 18th Berkshire Conference on the “History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities”, 21-23 May 2020, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
The workshop aims to facilitate a comparative discussion on women from different social, religious, and geographical contexts of the Mediterranean world. Scholars whose work focuses on Christian, Jewish, or Muslim women, across social hierarchies, and geographical locations are most welcome.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 March 2019.
3. Research Scholar in the History of the Premodern Arabic World, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Junior and senior scholars with excellent knowledge of classical Arabic, and with suitable experience in the history of science, history of philosophy, history of medicine, or other relevant fields are invited to apply. Candidates should hold a doctorate in one of the above-mentioned fields and have at least two years of postdoctoral experience at the time the position begins (PhD awarded in 2017 or earlier).
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2019.
4. PhD Scholarship in Religious Studies, University of Copenhagen
The PhD candidate will employ qualitative research methods, such as semi-structured interviews and textual analysis. Project descriptions need to show awareness of the relevant research literature, provide a suitable theoretical framework, and convincingly show the methodological and practical feasibility of the imagined PhD project. Applicants need to hold a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Deadline for applications: 4 March 2019.
5. Six Early Stage Researcher Positions, University of Aberdeen
Applicants from across the social sciences and humanities, including anthropology, cultural and literary studies, education, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology, and theology are welcomed. Themes include: ‘Radicalisation’, ‘Extremism’ and the Role of ‘Civil Society’; Conceptualizing Secularism, Post-Secularism and Religion Itself; The Politics of ‘Religious Pluralism’, etc.
Deadline for applications: 5 March 2019.
6. Visiting Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
The Lectureship invites applicants trained in any relevant discipline (for example, Religious Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, History, Philosophy and Theology, Anthropology). Areas of specialization may include any field within Islamic studies, including ethics, modern and contemporary thought and practice, religion and politics, gender studies, scripture and interpretation.
Deadline for applications: The search committee will begin its review on 1 March 2019; the position will remain open until filled. Information: https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2701
7. Full-time Faculty Position in Arabic Language and Culture, National Chengchi University, Taipei
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Arabic Linguistics; Arabic Culture; Computer Science; Information and Communication Technology in Learning; or relevant fields. Specialized writings and publications; research achievements and cross-disciplinary research given high priority. Competence in English-taught courses.
Deadline for applications: 28 February 2019. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
8. International Politics Summer School (Focus Middle East and North Africa), St Antony’s College, Oxford, 4-17 August 2019
This year the focus will be on the international relations of the region, with special attention to recent changes in the structure and dynamics of inter-state politics. The course is designed for postgraduate students but will be accessible to upper-level undergraduates and professionals as well.
Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served or rolling basis until 15 April 2019. Information: https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/international-politics-summer-school
9. Articles for “Handbook of Contemporary Islam” (Springer)
We are looking for authors who can contribute critical literature reviews on trans-national movements including: Taghlibi Jamaat, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hizbut Tahrir, and others. Potential authors should be able to write about the movement transnational and just not in one or two countries.
Contact: Ronald Lukens Bull, PhD (email@example.com)
10. NGOabroad: Volunteers for Aid Programs in the Middle East or North Africa
Volunteers are invited to participate in programs in Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine and Morocco on helping in schools with Syrian refugees, in a micro-finance program, in psycho-social peace building and women’s or youth empowerment; agriculture; or education, etc. Seasoned professionals and students both needed.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Information: http://ngoabroad.com/MENA/
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