1.AHRC doctoral scholarships at Edinburgh
The subject areas in which there is funding available include Middle Eastern Studies.
For further information and details on eligibility, see https://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/graduate-school/fees-and-funding/funding/phd-students/ahrc-scholarships
2. The Idea of Iran: The Turko-Timurid Intermezzo
Date: 18 November 2017Time: 9:45 AM
Finishes: 19 November 2017Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Symposium
Convened by Sarah Stewart, SOAS and Charles Melville, University of Cambridge.
The Centre for Iranian Studies, the Department of History, Religions and Philosophies, SOAS and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge remain deeply grateful to the Soudavar Memorial Foundation for their continued support for this series.
- Shahzad Bashir, Stanford University
- Michele Bernardini, University of Naples “L’Orientale”
- Elaheh Kheirandish, Harvard University
- Beatrice Manz, Tufts University
- Elena Paskaleva, Leiden University
- Eleanor Sims, Independent Scholar
- Maria Subtelny, University of Toronto
- Marc Toutant, CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research)
- John Woods, University of Chicago
- Daniel Zakrzewski, Marburg University
Admission: £15; Conc. & LMEI Affiliates: £10; Students: Free.
Organiser: Centre for Iranian Studies, the Department of History, Religions and Philosophies, SOAS and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
Sponsor: Soudavar Memorial Foundation
Image: Iskandar, in the likeness of Husayn Bayqara visiting the wise man in a cave © The British Library Board, Or.6810, f.273r
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Tel: 020 7898 4330/4490
3. Islam and Justice
AAIMS Inaugural Conference on the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies
The inaugural conference of the Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS) will represent the depth and breadth of scholarship in Australia. It will showcase the diversity of this field of study which reflects the range of Muslim experiences across many countries and continents. The experiences and daily challenges faced by Muslims in Australia is, by definition, different to those in the Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia. This difference, however, does not detach them from events and processes that shape the lives of other Muslims. Studies of Muslim experiences and manifestations of Islam require a multi-disciplinary approach to capture the topic in all its multi-faceted complexity. AAIMS inaugural conference will address this important consideration by bringing together leading scholars from many disciplines, including law, politics, sociology, religious studies, philosophy and theology.
Monday & Tuesday, 18 – 19 December 2017
4. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago announces a position for a full-time Lecturer in Arabic, for a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
The successful candidate will typically teach a minimum of two classes of various levels of Arabic in each of three quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring) to both undergraduate and graduate students. Additional duties of the position include contributing to the planning of the curriculum. The successful candidate must have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and experience at the college level teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Preference will be given to candidates proficient in an Arabic dialect. A Master’s degree is required by the start date of the appointment; a Ph.D. is desirable but not required.
To apply to this position you must submit a cover letter, which includes a brief description of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Supporting documents, including teaching evaluations and sample syllabi, may also be submitted, if available. All application items except letters of recommendation may only be submitted via the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu for posting 03530. Letters should be submitted either through the Academic Career Opportunities website or via email, by the letter writers, to email@example.com. Additional recommendation letter submission information will be provided during the application process.
Review of applications will begin on November 24, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. This position is contingent on budgetary approval.
To apply for this position, go to: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=182805
5. Academic Colloquium: “Reading is Believing? Sacred Texts in a Scientific Age”, Clare College, Cambridge, 26-28 March 2018
How have the scriptural traditions of Islam and Christianity been interpreted in the modern age? In particular, what challenges have been posed to the Bible and Qur’an by developments in science and technology? These are the core questions.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2017. Information: http://sciencescripture.org/call-for-papers-reading-is-believing-sacred-texts-in-a-scientific-age/
6. Workshop: “The Politics of Islam in Europe and North America”, CERI, Sciences Po, Paris, 27-28 June 2018
The workshop is interdisciplinary and comparative in approach and encourages proposals from all methodological approaches.
Deadline for application: 30 November 2017. Information: https://pomeps.org/2017/10/17/call-for-proposals-the-politics-of-islam-in-europe-and-north-america/
7. Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Seville, Spain, 16-22 July 2018
Up to 3,000 participants from more than 70 countries are expected to attend.
Deadline for abstracts: 9 December 2017. Information: http://wocmes2018seville.org
8. Short-Term Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowship Program in the Social Sciences and Humanities for Arab Scholars
This program is designed to support the research of postdoctoral fellows from Arab countries and to strengthen research networking and collaborations between Europe and the Arab region. It provides short-term fellowships to individual researchers who are citizens and nationals of the Arab region, who have received their PhD degree within 0-6 years, and who wish to conduct research in France (such as field research, and library and archival work).
Deadline for application: 31 January 2018. Information: http://mailchi.mp/40a5a9c4eb61/call-for-applications-short-term-postdoctoral-mobility-fellowships-in-the-social-sciences-and-humanities
Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern and/or African History, California State University, Fresno
Specialists of any period may apply. Candidates with comparative, transnational, trans-imperial, or diasporic perspectives, or whose work touches on colonialism, comparative ethnicities, and/or border studies are especially encouraged to apply.
Review will begin 15 November 2017. Information: https://my.fresnostate.edu/psp/mfs/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?bCDC=y&Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1
Assistant Professor in Religious Studies (Specialization in Islamic or Jewish Traditions), California State University, Fresno
We are seeking specialization in either Islamic or Jewish traditions with teaching competence in the other, along with Christian traditions.
Deadline for application: 25 October 2017. Information: https://my.fresnostate.edu/psp/mfs/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1
Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology, Bridgewater State University
Applicants should have geographic expertise in the Middle East and a thematic focus on Diaspora, Immigration, and (Re)settlement Studies. The successful candidate will begin in the Fall semester 2018.
Deadline for application: 12 November 2017. Information: https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/8660
Assistant Professor School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University (near New York)
We are particularly interested in candidates whose work bridges the academic-policy divide. Expertise in the Middle East, the European Union, or international relations theory is a plus.
Deadline for application: 10 November 2017. Information: http://jobs.shu.edu/cw/en-us/#/job/493117/assistant-professor-for-the-school-of-diplomacy
Faculty Fellow in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies, New York University
We are looking for an outstanding junior scholar in any social science or humanities discipline whose research offers a critical perspective on the contemporary Middle East. The ideal candidate has knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language, and has a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Comparative Middle Eastern Studies, Cultural Studies, Politics/Political Economy, Sociology, Urban Studies/Geography, or similar.
Deadline application: 30 December 2017. Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/46267
Assistant Professor Specializing in MENA, Arabic, and/or Islamic Studies, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Minimum Requirements: A Ph.D. in Arabic or related field, with at least 18 hours of graduate work in Arabic and teaching experience at the post-secondary level, must be in hand by August 2018. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English are required. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching and have relevant pedagogical training.
Deadline for application: 13 November 2017. Information: https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/9570
Assistant Professor of Turkic Studies, Nazarbayev University, Kazachstan
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. from an international university in a discipline related to Turkic languages (disciplinary specialization open); a record appropriate for appointment at the level of assistant professor; a promising research agenda informed by disciplinary frameworks and interdisciplinary scholarship; superior-level competence in a Turkic language other than Turkish.
Deadline for application: 15 November 2017. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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