1.The Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-line Assistant Professorship in Comparative Literature with a specialization in comparative approaches to Arabic cultural studies and literature. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Arabic Studies, or a closely related field by time of appointment. Superior oral and written proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and English required; command of another major language offered in the department highly desired. Typical teaching load is 2/3. Applicants’ research and teaching should engage the Arab world broadly writ and demonstrate an ability to cross regional and national boundaries. Comparisons of the Eastern Mediterranean basin, North Africa, or the Arab diaspora, with sub-Saharan African, Europe, Southeast Asia, or the Americas are encouraged. Of particular interest are theoretical approaches related to social and political change, gender studies, film studies, transnationalism, or identity. The chosen candidate will be responsible for leading the Arabic Studies program at all levels: teaching lower-division Arabic; supervising GTAs and adjuncts teaching Arabic; developing the upper-division curriculum; and building bridges to other programs both inside and outside the college. Applications completed and submitted in full by October 20th will receive full consideration; position open until filled. First-round interviews will be conducted via Skype.
All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Assistant Professor on the Office of Human Resources’ job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy accompanied by recent student evaluations of teaching and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.
Candidates must also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. Carla Calargé, Search Committee Chair (email@example.com) / Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature / CU-97 Suite 232 / Florida Atlantic University / 777 Glades Road / Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991.
A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.
For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now REQ04666.
2. The American University in Cairo is seeking an Instruction / Reference Librarian who is passionate about teaching information literacy, and interested in working abroad in a multicultural environment!
The Instruction / Reference Librarian will participate in collaborative library services that facilitate and encourage research and learning at the university. Major job duties include working with other librarians in the development and delivery of an undergraduate course in information literacy, an essential part of AUC’s Core Curriculum; teaching “one-shot” library instruction sessions for undergraduate and graduate courses; providing research services to students and faculty, and offering liaison and collection development services to targeted academic departments.
A graduate degree in Library / Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent) required.
Relocation assistance provided.
New graduates encouraged to apply.
For more information, please visit: http://aucegypt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=102851
3. “Breaking and Creating Boundaries in the Middle East”
Helsinki, Finland, 14–16 August 2019
The Nordic Society for Middle Eastern Studies (NSM) (http://thenordicsociety.se), the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Institute in the Middle East (http://www.fime.fi/) are pleased to announce the call for papers for the Eleventh Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies. The conference is the 20th anniversary celebration of NSM, which is an independent non-profit association for scholars in the Nordic countries working on the Middle East. It covers all subjects in the humanities and social sciences, from antiquity to the present day. The NSM conference takes place every third year in one of the Nordic countries, and is also open for participants beyond the Nordic countries. This time the theme for the multidisciplinary conference is “Breaking and Creating Boundaries in the Middle East”.
The Middle East and North Africa have been going through a tumultuous process of change since the uprisings of 2011. In the process, many old social, political and even physical boundaries have been crossed, broken or re-created. The concept of “boundaries” now plays a significant role in social sciences and humanities. In addition to actual physical boundaries, the concept is also related to the study of identity, religion, gender, immigration, minorities and many other phenomena. Paper proposals are encouraged to explore and discuss the social, political, geographical, religious boundaries from all fields and disciplines of the Middle Eastern studies, including – but not limited to – the following fields: Middle Eastern history, anthropology, religion, politics, sociology, language, and literature. Also papers on other relevant themes pertinent to current Middle Eastern Studies are welcome.
The confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Sari Hanafi (The American University of Beirut) and Professor Lara Deeb (Scripps College).
The deadline for submitting proposals for a roundtable or a pre-organized panel is 15 January 2019.
For a roundtable, please submit a proposal comprising an abstract of about 150 words on the theme as well as the names and institutional affiliations of convener, chair, and panelists. For pre-organized panels, please submit a proposal comprising the names and institutional affiliations of convener, chair, and panelists, as well as title and abstract of about 150 words for the panel itself and for each paper presented. A pre-organized panel consists of a chair plus 3-4 panelists with single papers.
The deadline for submitting proposals for individual papers and posters is 15 February 2019. Please submit your name, institutional affiliation and the title and abstract of your paper not exceeding 150 words.
Wellesley College – Assistant Professor of Islamic Art
Hampden – Sydney College – Assistant Professor of History – Islamic
World or Middle Eastern prior to 1600 (medieval)
5. The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University invites applications for a full-time position of Assistant Teaching Professor of Arabic, starting August 2019, on a three-year non-tenure line contract.
Ph.D. in hand by Summer 2019 is preferred; advanced ABDs will also be considered. We seek a dynamic individual committed to innovative methods of teaching Modern Standard Arabic in the context of Arab-Islamic culture. Preferred fields of specialization are the Modern or Classical Islamic humanities, including literature, history, linguistics, and cultural studies. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and an Arabic dialect; thorough grounding in classical Arabic language (including syntax and morphology) and culture; and experience in proficiency-based, communicative methods of teaching Modern Standard Arabic. Experience in proficiency testing is a plus.
Please send letter of application, teaching statement, writing sample, curriculum vitae, and names of three references via email to Ms. Meriem Tikue firstname.lastname@example.org or to Arabic Search Committee, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Poulton Hall 201, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20057-1046.
The department will start reviewing the applications on November 2, 2018 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
6. CALL FOR Papers RESET
Religious Practices and the Internet
Deadline for abstract submissions: OCTOBER 18th, 2018
Special issue edited by Fabienne Duteil-Ogata (Clare EA4596, Université Bordeaux-Montaigne / IIAC [EHESS/CNRS]) and Isabelle Jonveaux (CéSor, EHESS)
For more information:
Editorial board email@example.com
7. Call for Papers: Strictly observant religion, gender and the state
Conference held at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge
March 25-26, 2019
Details and more information:
Name, Institution/affiliation, short-biography, contact details must be submitted along with abstracts (max 300 words). All abstracts should be sent by October 20, 2018 to Tobias Müller (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ed Kessler (email@example.com). Applicants will be notified by November 1st about the outcome of their submission. The format will involve sending the workshop paper (2000-3000 words) to the relevant discussant three weeks ahead of the workshop (March 4, 2019). Participants will be asked to prepare a presentation of 15 minutes to leave ample time for discussion. Following the workshop, participants will be invited to submit developed and revised papers for a special issue of a top journal or an edited volume of a leading publisher.
8. UNC: Assistant Professor of Arab Studies (Working Title: Jordan Family Fellow in International Studies)
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Asian Studies (http://asianstudies.unc.edu ) invites applications for a tenure-track position: Assistant Professor of Arab Studies (Working Title: Jordan Family Fellow in International Studies), to begin July 1, 2019. The Department seeks a promising scholar and teacher who will actively contribute to the intellectual mission of a research institution. Duties will include teaching, research, and service. Participation in the continued development of the Department’s program in Arab studies is expected.
A doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in Middle Eastern studies, literature, anthropology, history, or a related field with a focus on Arab cultures is required by July 1, 2019. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English is required. Candidate’s ability to mentor diverse students and engender a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms will be considered.
Qualified applicants should submit an online application at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/148855 . Application materials should include a detailed letter, CV, sample syllabi, and a writing sample. Paper or email applications will not be accepted.
Applicants will be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of four professional references at the time of application. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2018. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
9. The Webinar Initiative in Islamic Material Culture offers a webinar:
“State Authority, Administrative Structures and Its Reflection on Coinage”
Prof Stefan Heidemann
Bi-weekly, Wednesday, 4.00 to 6.00 pm CET
First session: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Last session: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
For the period prior to the fifteenth century, historians of Islamic societies have few primary documents or archives at hand, and even less for the first three centuries of the Empire. Most documents are coming from Egypt and more and more are discovered in Khurāsān. But for the rest of the early Islamic world these documents are largely missing. Islamic coins are the most prolific epigraphic sources for pre-1500 history in the Middle East. Nevertheless, their potential for understanding history is often neglected. Islamic coins as bearers of texts – there can be up to 150 words on one coin – are unique in the history of civilization. They offer the often needed primary independent evidence for administrative practices and state authority produced in the course of events. Their design includes numerous hints, which have to be decoded. The coin is able to serve different historiographic fields such as political, economic, industrial, social and legal history as well as Islamic art and material culture. As groups, coins constitute a source of their own – a sequence of changing texts generated from coins over the decades from a single mint can serve as narrative for local and imperial history.
For more information and how to apply see:
10. Conference: “‘Islam’ as an Epistemic Field: Imperial Entanglements and Orientalism in the German-Speaking World since 1870”, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 11-12 October 2018
First, the conference is to further develop a postcolonial perspective on the production of “Islam” as an epistemic field in German-speaking settings since 1870. Second, the conference asks about the emergence of the epistemic field “Islam” to provide an important methodological contribution to existing interdisciplinary research in this field.
11. Workshop: “The Revolutionary Sixties in the Mediterranean and the Middle East”, Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, 11-12 October 2018
Organizers: Leyla Dakhli, Nazan Maksudyan, Jakob Krais.
12. Conference: “Untangling Popular Power: Rhetoric, Faith, and Social Order in the Middle East”, Columbia Global Center in Amman, Jordan, 2-3 March 2019
The conference will consider various forms of popular power in the Middle East and North Africa by examining how populism is defined, the role of modern populist movements like anti-colonial struggles or popular anti-regime uprisings, how the use of religious identity has shaped these movements, and the relationship be-tween populist ambitions and various media platforms, from print to broadcast to digital.
Deadline for abstracts: 22 October 2018. Information: https://ircpl.columbia.edu/2018/09/07/call-for-papers-untangling-popular-power-rhetoric-faith-and-social-order-in-the-middle-east-amman-jordan/
Tenured Professorship (W3) in Islamic Studies, Institute of Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
Successful candidates will have a focus on modern and contemporary developments in the history, culture and religion of the Arab world and are experienced in historical, cultural or social sciences. They will have study and/or research experience in Arab countries or other countries of the Islamic world. A second regional research focus besides the Arab world is desirable.
Deadline for applications: 18 October 2018. Information: https://www.fu-berlin.de/en/service/stellen/prof/in-dex.html
Five Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Positions in Politics and/or International Relations, University of Birmingham
The Department of Political Science and International Studies is inviting applications from outstanding individuals for these positions in any specialist area within politics and international relations, including Middle East Politics. Requirement for a Lecturer is a higher degree (usually a PhD) relevant to the research/teaching area and for a Senior Lecturer an international reputation for research and scholarship with a track record of publications, grants and PhD supervision.
Deadline: 31 October 2018. Information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BMN902/lecturer-senior-lecturer-in-poli-tics-and-or-international-relations
Faculty Position in Middle Eastern and World History, American University of Sharjah, UAE
The position is beginning in Fall 2019. Candidates must be willing to teach a range of courses in their field as well as survey courses in world history. Successful candidates will have a PhD in History, a record of excellent teaching, a proven record of scholarship and an active research agenda.
Priority given to applications before 1 November 2018. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_dis-play.php?id=57398
Lecturer in Arabic Language and Literature, University of Cape Town
This is a full-time 3-year contract. Applicants should possess native or near-native fluency in Arabic and proficiency in English. Candidates should have at least a Master’s degree in Arabic or related field and expe-rience in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. Duties include teaching and administration of courses at all levels.
Deadline for applications: 5 October 2018.
Assistant Professor in Modern non-Western History, Chapman University
The History Department seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor (senior-level assistant professors may be considered) in modern non-western history (North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, or Latin America). A Ph.D. from an accredited institution, whose scholarly work promises to make a significant contribution, evidence of effective and innovative teaching, and commitment to a student-centered learning environment and cultural diversity are required.
Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern History, Boise State University
We seek to appoint a faculty member with expertise in Middle Eastern History. All research specializations, geographic areas, and secondary fields will be considered. An earned Ph.D. in History or Middle Eastern Studies is required by the beginning of the appointment on August 14, 2019. Preferred Qualifications: Can-didates who can contribute to one or more of the department’s current strengths in environmental, gender, military, public, and religious history are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline for applications: 1 November 2018. Information: https://careers.historians.org/jobs/11518980/assis-tant-professor-middle-eastern-history
Assistant Professor in Arabic, Virginia Tech
This is a tenure-track position in Arabic to begin August 10, 2019. Requirements include: 1) PhD by time of appointment in Arabic Language or related field; 2) native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic, at least one Arabic dialect, and English; 3) an active research agenda; etc.
Review of appication start: 26 October 2018. Information: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/90263
Ten Grants and Places in the Doctoral Program of the “Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies”
The Graduate School investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. Applications with a focus on strategies of negotiating diversity, difference, and distinction, both among Muslims and between Muslims and non-Muslims are especially encouraged.
Deadline for applications: 5 November 2018. Information: http://www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/en/Bewerbun-gen/index.htmlPosted in: Academic items
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