1.BRAIS 2018 CfP
The call for papers for BRAIS 2018 is now online. The conference will be hosted by the University of Exeter, UK; the deadline for abstracts is midnight (UK time) on Sunday 3rd December.
Following BRAIS’s successful conferences in Edinburgh (April 2014), London (April 2015 and April 2016) and Chester (April 2017), the organisers invite proposals for whole panels or individual papers for the Fifth Annual Conference of BRAIS. Islamic Studies is broadly understood to include both Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts as well as historical, textual, and contemporary anthropological and sociological approaches.
Pre-arranged panels are particularly welcome on themes within the subject area, such as:
- Qur’anic studies
- Sociology of Islam
- Muslims in Britain/Europe/North America and other minority contexts
- History, Medieval and Modern
- History of Science
- Philosophy and Theology
- Muslims in Africa and Asia
- Intellectual History
- Islamic Art and Architecture
- Diversity within Islam
- Economics and Finance
- Gender Studies
- Islam in the Media
- Interreligious Relations
Individual proposals will also be considered, and, if accepted, will then be grouped with similar submissions by the conference organisers.
2. The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College, Columbia University, seeks a full-time tenure-track teacher and scholar for the Moinian Professorship in Pre-modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations, starting July 1, 2018. Preference for candidates with a strong record of teaching and research and a mastery of the languages relevant to their specialization. Candidates should demonstrate a broad interest in the history, cultures, and/or literatures of the Middle East and related regions; discipline and geographic area of specialization are open. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate general education courses such as “Middle Eastern Civilizations” and “Asian Humanities: Colloquium on Major Texts of South Asia and the Middle East,” as well as more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to build a Program in Middle Eastern Studies at Barnard, and for coordinating with the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University. Ph.D. required.
Application, including a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the contact information for three references, to be sent directly to: http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/3023.
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
Barnard is an independent college of liberal arts and sciences for women that is affiliated with Columbia University. Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We especially encourage women and candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
3. Call for Abstracts for a seminar on humor in the Middle East and North African Modernities to be held on March 29 until April 1, 2018 at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
Scholars interested in participating in this seminar are invited to submit their 250-word
abstracts via the ACLA portal, which will open Sept. 1 and close Sept. 23, 2017. Please
contact Mostafa Abedinifard for questions, comments, and your proposal ideas:
4. Iran Heritage Foundation’s programme of grants for the year 2018 session is now open
Applications are accepted for both categories of Academic and Contemporary Arts
Deadline for receipt of applications is October 31, 2017
See further: http://www.iranheritage.org/grants.html
5. The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literatures and Cultures to begin August 2018. Candidates should have a PhD in Arabic literature or a related field, as well as a minimum of one year of research experience in one or more of the following areas: Arabic fiction, drama/theatre, film, poetry. Research expertise may have been obtained during doctoral studies. ABD candidates will be considered. However, if the PhD degree is not conferred by August 20, 2018, the candidate will be appointed initially as an Instructor. Job duties include teaching courses in Arabic literature and culture to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as service to the university.
Applicants must apply online at www.cu.edu/cu-careers, job number 10162 to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, writing sample, and copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed. You will receive a confidential email requesting contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The appointment will be contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by the University.
6. The History Department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville invites applications for a tenure-track position field in the History of Medicine or Science with a non-US focus. Faculty in the Department of Historical Studies teach three courses per semester. The Department emphasizes innovation in our undergraduate courses by highlighting historical thinking skills including primary source analysis in history “labs,” applied historical methods, interdisciplinary courses, and opportunities to collaborate with professional schools. Teaching responsibilities in the 3/3 load include introductory survey courses in World History or Western Civilization, service courses for majors on historical research or careers in history, and upper-level, including graduate, courses in the candidate’s field of expertise and broader non-US teaching fields. The candidate is also encouraged to teach interdisciplinary courses with faculty in CAS as well as with our professional schools, such as Nursing, Pharmacy, and Engineering. Faculty who can foster collaborative interdisciplinary research and apply for external funding are highly desirable.
Additionally, the Department offers an MA degree and a PhD in History through our cooperative doctoral program with Southern Illinois University Carbondale, as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in museum studies. The History Department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a dedicated group of teacher-scholars who value both teaching and research excellence.
A Ph.D. in History or closely related discipline is required at the time of employment beginning in August 2018. Persons who have not completed all degree requirements by the beginning of the contract period (ABD) may be considered for a one-year term appointment at the rank of instructor until the degree is completed. College-level teaching experience and grant-writing experience is preferred.
7. Conference: “Orientalism, Neo-Orientalism and Post-Orientalism in African, Middle East, Latin and Central American, Asian/Chinese Studies”, Center for Global Studies, Shanghai University, 17-18 May 2018
On the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of Memory of Edward Said (1935-2003) and 40th Anniversary of His Book (1978).
Deadline for abstracts: 29 February 2017. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/22055/discussions/229960/cfp-orientalism-neo-orientalism-and-post-orientalism-african
8. Senior Lectureship or Readership in Arabic, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
The position will start 1 January 2018. Applicants should possess native or near-native language skills in Arabic and English and will be expected to demonstrate the ability to attract grant funding and lead high quality externally funded research projects.
Deadline for application: 21 September 2017. Information: Catherine Cobham firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Tenure-Track Position in History of the Modern Muslim World/Middle East (post-1500), University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
Position begins in Fall 2018. We are looking for a scholar-teacher who is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and who can demonstrate scholarly productivity and promise for ongoing research in their field. Ph.D. in History or a related field required or alternatively, ABD candidates will be considered. All applicants must have demonstrable skills necessary for excellence in teaching.
Deadline for application: 16 October 2017. Information: www.Click2apply.net/txx7sr4dht7tz2tc
10. Faculty Position in World Literature (Focus Middle East), Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2018. Candidates will have a PhD in English, Literature, or Comparative Literature with a regional specialization including, but not limited to African, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Oceanic, or South/South East Asian literary traditions by the date of appointment.
11. Open Rank Faculty Position in Anthropology of Islam and Muslim Societies, Stanford University
The successful candidate will be appointed in the Anthropology Department and is also expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts.
Deadline for application: 3 November 2017. Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9609
12. Zahedi Family Fellowship, Stanford University
This is a twelve-week residential fellowship focusing on the new Zahedi Archive. The fellowship is open to scholars working on the modern history of Iran, particularly the period of 1941 to 1979. Preference will be given to scholars who have worked on aspects of modern Iranian foreign policy, history, and culture. Fluency in Persian is required.
Deadline for application: 20 October 2017. Information: http://web.stanford.edu/~rparhad/zahedifellowship.fb
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