Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
The scholar will be expected to teach two classes (Middle Eastern History) per semester in the Department of History. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Middle Eastern History; experience as a teaching assistant or instructor; etc.
Deadline for application: 22 May 2017. Information: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/85717
Columbia University – Lecturer in Arabic Language
2. MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize
Graduate student research papers on any aspect of post 600 CE Middle East studies are sought for this blind review. Winner is awarded $250.
Deadline for application: 15 August 2017. Information: http://mesana.org/awards/student-paper-prize.html
3. Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Awards
Students completing their dissertations between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 may submit entries for this award. The competition is to recognize exceptional achievement in research and writing for/of dissertations in Middle East studies. Winner in each category (social sciences and humanities) is awarded $1000.
Deadline for submissions: 1 July 2017. Information: http://mesana.org/awards/malcolm-kerr-dissertation.html
4. Articles for the “Australian Journal of Islamic Studies (AJIS)”
Contributions for this double-blind peer-reviewed journal are encouraged in Islamic theology, philosophy, sociology, jurisprudence, contemporary studies, comparative religion, spirituality, Qur’anic and Sunnah studies, history and art.
Deadline for submissions: 1 September 2017. Information: http://www.ajis.com.au/
5. LC Offers Largest Release of Digital Catalog Records in History
The Library of Congress announced today that it is making 25 million records in its online catalog available for free bulk download at loc.gov/cds/products/marcDist.php. This is the largest release of digital records in the Library’s history.
The records also will be easily accessible at data.gov, the open-government website hosted by the General Services Administration (GSA). Until now, these bibliographic records have only been available individually or through a paid subscription.
6. Director of the HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World
Vacancy Ref: : 039922
The University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint an outstanding Director of the HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World.
The HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World (www.alwaleed.ed.ac.uk) is a Centre within the University of Edinburgh, established in 2010, devoted to research, outreach and knowledge transfer, in the field of Islamic Studies. It is part of a network of Centres established by the HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation, currently two in the United States (Harvard and Georgetown), two in the United Kingdom (Edinburgh and Cambridge), and two in the Middle East (the American University of Beirut and the American University in Cairo), which are devoted to the improvement of mutual understanding between the Muslim World and the West. Further details of the Objectives, Staff, and activities of the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre can be found at www.alwaleed.ed.ac.uk.
As Director, and in consultation with Head of College and Head of School and other stakeholders, you will set a strategic vision for the Centre’s development covering research, outreach and impact to raise the Centre’s international profile, build research and teaching partnerships across the University, and creatively engage with a broad range of external individuals and organisations.
A successful track record of leadership, strong intellectual credentials, and the ability to command credibility amongst senior figures in academia and beyond is essential. A successful candidate for this position will be appointed, if suitably qualified and as appropriate, to a Chair at the University at the same time.
For a confidential discussion, please contact Professor Jeremy Robbins, Head of School, Literatures, Languages and Cultures – Tel: +44 (0)131 650 3638.
This is a full time, open ended position based on 35 hours each week. Salary will be negotiable depending on track record and experience.
Closing date: 5pm (GMT) Wednesday 14th June 2017.
Further information and details on how to apply can be found at the following link: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=039922
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