1.The Department of History at the University of Utah seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in World History before 1500. The region of specialization is open. Applicants must have a research and teaching profile that demonstrates a commitment to the study of comparisons or connections between major world regions (the Mediterranean, western Asia, the Indian Ocean world, sub-Saharan Africa, eastern Asia, Australasia, Oceania, or the Americas). Thematic areas of particular departmental interest in this period include but are not limited to comparatives empires, comparative slavery, the history of trade, religion, the environment, technology, migrations, and health, medicine, and disease. The successful candidate will be able to teach World History before 1500, participate in World History curriculum development, and offer courses in the field of specialization at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. PhD by July 1st, 2019 is preferred. Application should be completed online by November 2nd, 2018.
2. OPEN RANK TENURE LINE POSITION IN ARABIC STUDIES (University of Texas at Austin)
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open-rank tenure line position in Arabic Studies. The position will begin in August 2019.
The position will focus on either Modern or Medieval Arabic Studies. While disciplinary specialization is open, preference will be given to literature and culture, broadly defined. The ability to work across language and cultural boundaries, such as Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish, while not required, are strongly preferred.
Duties include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, and serving in the doctoral programs in Arabic Studies, and other related programs like Comparative Literatures and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures. All faculty, in the Department Middle Eastern Studies are expected to pursue a strong record of research and publication, while also engaging in service to the Department, College, University, and profession. The Department places a high premium on collegiality and maintaining a diverse and hospitable working environment. Salary is dependent upon position and qualifications. As per university procedures, background and academic credential checks are conducted as appropriate.
The successful candidate should have at least near-native fluency in Arabic, and must demonstrate excellent in research and publication, as well as teaching. They must also have the ability to train and supervise graduate students. Applicants should also be able to effectively teach large undergraduate classes. Relevant program-building experience and leadership in the field will also be given significant weight in the evaluation process. All applicants must have had their Ph.D. in hand prior to August 2016.
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier including sample syllabi (both graduate and undergraduate), a statement about your philosophy regarding language teaching pedagogy, student evaluations (both graduate and undergraduate) and three letters of recommendation. Electronic submissions only (through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/54800). All materials should be submitted by October 29, 2018. Review of applications will begin October 29, 2018.
For Further Info:
Kamran Scot Aghaie, Search Committee Chair
3. CALL FOR PAPERS
Department of Iranian Studies at Sofia University ‘’St.Kliment Ohridsky’’
and Center for Iran, Balkans and Central European Studies
In cooperation with Allameh Tabataba’i University of Tehran
and University of Guilan
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Iranian Studies at the University of Sofia
Announce the International conference
‘’Iran and the World in the Mirror of History’’
February 11th -12th , 2019 at Sofia University, Bulgaria
Please send your abstract of about 500 words in English, Bulgarian or Persian to the following address:
Deadline: November 30th , 2018
4. Aux origines du classicisme. Calligraphes et bibliophiles au temps des dynasties mongoles (Les Ilkhanides et les Djalayirides, 656-814 / 1258-1411)
By: Nourane Ben Azzouna
Series: Islamic Manuscripts and Books, Volume: 17
eBook: EUR 135,00 €USD 162,00 $
Hardback: EUR 149,00 €USD 179,00 $
Aux origines du classicisme. Calligraphes et bibliophiles au temps des dynasties mongoles explores a pivotal period in the history of the book in the Islamic world and Iran, i.e. the Mongol period viewed in a long-term perspective, under the Ilkhanid and the Djalayirid dynasties. It examines the issue of the maturation of classical Arabic calligraphy through the life and work of Yāqūt al-Mustaʿṣimī, which are for the first time subjected to a systematic analysis, highlighting the importance of his school and the Baghdadi masters for the arts of the book of the following decades. The study also looks at the manuscripts of the Muslim Ilkhans and the Vizier Rashīd al-Dīn in the context of the birth of the kitābkhānah and the rise in the status of calligraphers and painters under the last Ilkhanids and the Djalayirids.
For more information and the table of contents, please see https://brill.com/view/title/35848.
5. CALL FOR PAPERS
The Society of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (GTOT, http://gtot.org) proudly presents DİYÂR – The New Journal of Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies!
DİYÂR is a new, interdisciplinary and interregional academic journal edited by GTOT. It deals with Turkey, the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, Iran, Central Asia and the Caucasus. It also publishes research on the languages, cultures and history of various Turkic and Iranian- speaking groups, dynasties and states as well as of other ethno-linguistic and religious groups living in these countries until the present day.
DİYÂR publishes original and as yet unpublished contributions from the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences with emphasis on the fields of history, literary studies, sociolinguistics, political science, sociology, economics, cultural anthropology/ethnology, religious studies, music studies, cultural geography, education and law.
Through its focused content and high peer-review standards, DİYÂR intends to be a leading international academic periodical on Turkic and Iranian research.
For the first issue of DİYÂR, to be published in July 2019, GTOT welcomes proposals for papers. Please submit your article (max. 10,000 words, footnotes included) and an abstract (150-200 words) with a list of keywords (up to 6) by 17th Dec, 2018. DİYÂR accepts contributions written in German, English and French.
For more information, see: https://www.diyar.nomos.de
6. 2nd International Conference: “The Muslim Ummah – Fault Lines and Perils Facing Muslim Societies”, Istanbul Zaim University, 14-16 October 2018
The conference will discuss the challenges of sectarianism, secularism, nationalism, colonialism, and the role of religion in society, especially in light of the retreat of the Arab Spring phenomenon.
7. International Workshop “Approaches to the Qur’an” for Doctoral Students and Postdoctoral Research-ers, Centre for Islamic Theology, University of Muenster, 5-6 November 2018
Researchers are invited who work on the following topics: methodological emphases such as the interpretation of the Qur’an and its revelation, exegetical methods, the relationship of the exegesis of the Bible with Qur’anic exegesis as well as Islamic Studies approaches to the Qur’an, and thematic emphases with application relevance such as women in the Qur’an, violence in the Qur’an, prophets in the Qur’an, the relationship with non-Muslims in the Qur’an, or others.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2018. Information: Prof. Dr. Mouhanad Khorchide: firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Four Visiting Fellows for Political Research 2018-2019, Brookings Doha Center
Visiting Fellows (9-12 months) are expected to complete (1) a policy briefing and (2) an original research project, in the form of an analysis paper, a book, or an edited volume or some other format that the author might wish to propose.
Deadline for applications: 1 October 2018. Information: https://careers-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1732/visiting-fellow%2c-brookings-doha-center/job
9. AUB posts:
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Modern Middle East/Arab History, American University of Beirut
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2018. Information: http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/Pages/academic-employ-ment.aspx#Link5
Assistant Professor in Anthropology, American University of Beirut
Deadline for application: 15 October 2018. Information: http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/Pages/academic-employ-ment.aspx#Link10
10. Post Doctoral Fellow in the Study of Islam and Muslims, University of Toronto
Deadline for application: 1 October 2018. Information: https://islamicstudies.artsci.utoronto.ca/call-for-applica-tions-post-doctoral-fellow-in-the-study-of-islam-and-muslims-in-canada/
11. Princeton Posts:
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, Princeton University
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral or more senior research position in the history, politics, economics, religion, and/or culture of Iran and the Persian Gulf region in the 20th and/or 21st century, starting in September 2019.
Deadline for application: 31 October 2018. Information: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/applica-tion.xhtml?listingId=8366
Professional Specialist, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, Princeton University
Applications are invited for a Professional Specialist to help design and implement an independent research project created by an associate researcher of the Center. This specialist will be involved in all phases of project design and implementation from research assistant training, data collection and analysis, to the writing process.
Deadline for application: 31 October 2018. Information: https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1596256/profes-sional-specialist/
12. Assistant or Associate Professor of Arabic Language, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
The candidate’s qualifications should include (1) the PhD in Arabic or related field, with native or near-native fluency in both Modern Standard Arabic and at least one Arabic dialect; (2) an excellent scholarly trajectory as relevant to rank; (3) documented evidence of successful teaching.
Deadline for application: 5 November 2018. Information: https://modlangs.gatech.edu/node/196
13. Assistant Professor in Arabic Language and Literature, Swarthmore College, PA
We seek candidates specializing in Arabic Language and Literature with a focus on Arabic literature in diaspora, modern Arabic poetry, the Arabic novel, or another relevant sub-field. Secondary specialization(s) may include Comparative Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or Language Pedagogy.
Deadline for application: 19 October 2018. Information: http://apply.interfolio.com/54583
14. Assistant Professor for Critical Security Studies of the Middle East; Department of Global and Inter-cultural Studies, Miami University
Candidates should have Middle East regional expertise, relevant language ability, and field work experience.
Deadline for application: 8 October 2018. Information: https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=6314
15. Ehsan Yarshater Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Iranian and Persian Studies, Yale University (2019-20, Renewable for One Year)
The Post-Doctoral Associate will teach one course during the year, either in the Fall or the Spring semester, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the Iranian Studies Program and Council on Middle East Studies.
Review of applications begins in December 2018. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/55263
16. Music in Islam, On-line Journal ‘Occhialì. Rivista sul mediterraneo Islamico’
Articles are welcome in Italian, English, French and Spanish on: Musical languages, traditional music, instruments, Music in Islam and in other religious tradition within the Islamic world; Ritual music; music and society, Music and jihadism; Musical subcultures; Music and politics.
Full paper submission deadline is 30/11/2018. Information: http://phi.unical.it/wp34/occhiali/files/2018/07/call-sulla-musica_midenglish.pdf
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