1.Call for Papers: Conference on “Ideas of Harmonious Coexistence: Religions and Philosophies of India,” 27-28 December 2017, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, in collaboration with and sponsored by the “Taqreeb Conference Series” of the Qutbi Jubilee Scholarship Program (QJSP), Mumbai, invites the submission of abstracts for a conference on ideas of harmonious coexistence in the religions and philosophies of India. The purpose of the conference is to bring together scholars and community leaders to explore notions of communal harmony in India, as theorized and practiced, historically and today. The conference would create a platform to connect these notions to contemporary challenges to peace and pluralism.
Please send your 500 word (English) abstract by filling the online abstract submission form available on http://taqreeb.org/call-for-papers/ by 5 August, 2017. Selection decisions will be emailed by September 1. The program sponsors are pleased to offer transport within India and New Delhi, as well as meals and accommodation for all invited participants.
For further information on the sponsors, venue, and conference topic, please see attached document.
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2. Conference: “Islam and Modernity”, Essaouira, Morocco, 14 September 2017
This conference is sponsored by the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation, the International Council for Middle East Studies (ICMES) with the collaboration of the Association Essaouira Mogador.
3. Workshop: “Maslaha, Siyasa and Good Governance: Shari’a and Society”, Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Bergen, 19-20 April 2018
This workshop will explore the use of the classical fiqh concepts of “maslaha”, “siyasa” and “maqasid” in contemporary debates. Are such terms used only for reformist rhetoric, or are the classical discussions relevant for legal actors of the modern period? The workshop is part of the EU/HERA project: “Uses of the Past: Understanding Shari’a”.
4. Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowships: “InterAsian Contexts and Connections”, University of Göttingen, 15 April – 15 July 2018
Invitational priorities for the 2018 Global Summer Semester Residencies include Movements of Knowledge, Transregional Populisms, Religious Networks.
Deadline for application: 27 September 2017. Information: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship
James A. Bellamy Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Culture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
We seek to hire an innovative scholar with a specialization in law, theology, or philosophy, or any combination of those fields. Preference will be given to candidates working on questions of social history, gender and sexuality, or critical theory. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment, and have native or near-native proficiency in English and Arabic.
Deadline for application: 15 October 2017. Information: http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55131
Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, Williams College, Massachusetts
Beginning July 2018. Specialization open, PhD in hand by September 2018 expected. Excellent training and experience in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers are essential.
Deadline for application: 20 September 2017. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/43331
Two Visiting Assistant Professors, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University (near New York), Mid-August 2017 – Mid-May 2018
The scholars are expected to teach from one or more of the following areas: 1) research methods; 2) international security; 3) international law; 4) international relations theory; and 5) current global issues including the Middle East, negotiation, and political economy.
Deadline for application: 26 June 2017. Information: http://jobs.shu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492929/visiting-assistant-professor-1-year
Assistant Professor for Contemporary International History: “Asian or Middle Eastern Transnational”, University of Toronto and Trinity College, Toronto
This position provides a platform for examining the history of recent global processes and transnational relations with attention to Asia and/or the Middle East.
Deadline for application: 28 September 2017. Information: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701097
6. MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition
The author of the winning paper will be presented with a certificate and $250 cash award at the Awards Ceremony at MESA’s annual meeting. In addition, the paper can be submitted for publication in the “Review of Middle East Studies”.
Deadline for papers: 15 August 2017. Information: http://mesana.org/awards/student-paper-prize.html
7. The University of Texas at Austin: College of Liberal Arts : Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Associate or Full Professor of Arabic
Location: Austin, Texas
Closes: Sep 29, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenured position as an Associate or Full Professor of Arabic Studies. The position will begin in Fall 2018.
Duties include directing the Arabic Flagship Program, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, directing graduate research, and assuming a leadership role in the graduate program. As a member of the faculty, the successful hire will be expected to maintain an active, strong record of research and publication and to engage in service to the Department, College, University and the profession. The Department places a high premium on collegiality and maintaining a diverse and hospitable working environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon experience and qualifications.
All applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand in Arabic Studies or in a discipline where their expertise falls within the field of Middle Eastern Studies. Applicants must have at least ACTFL Superior-level proficiency in Arabic and pedagogical expertise that is relevant to the goals of the Arabic Flagship. While discipline and research specializations are open, prior engagement with an Arabic program is essential. A successful candidate should demonstrate an established record of managing or running an academic unit and successful grant application(s), as well as scholarly activity and excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
In line with our effort to strengthen the Department’s regional profile, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate research and/or teaching ability in any of the other established departmental programs: Persian, Turkish, Modern Hebrew, Islamic Studies, or the Ancient Near East.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one sample publication, a teaching dossier including sample syllabi (both graduate and undergraduate), student evaluations (both graduate and undergraduate) and the names and contact information for three professional referees. Electronic submissions only (through Interfolio). All materials should be submitted by September 29, 2017 and review of applications will begin October 2, 2017. We intend to conduct preliminary Skype interviews in late October 2017.
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