1.Arabic Teaching Fellow, University of Edinburgh
Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, part of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Arabic to teach within the framework of the School’s courses in undergraduate and postgraduate Arabic. This will primarily involve teaching and assessment on the undergraduate Arabic programmes, especially course organising and teaching on Intensive and Advanced Arabic. Other tasks, such as design of teaching materials, assessment and marking in both the undergraduate and postgraduate Arabic programmes, and supervising Arabic Research Reports will also be required.
The successful candidate will have experience in the design and delivery of language teaching within the higher education sector, and the ability to deliver courses and assessment in colloquial and Modern Standard Arabic language. They will be also expected to contribute to the administration of the subject area, including course organisation.
This fixed-term post is available from January to May 2019 and is offered on a full-time basis (35 hours per week).
Informal queries can be sent via email for the attention of Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz, Head of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, to email@example.com .
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum.
The closing date for applications is no later than 5.00pm (GMT) on 22nd October 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will be held as soon as possible following the closing date (interview date to be confirmed).
2. ESCAS 2019 Exeter: The Globality of Central Asia
Held at the University of Exeter (UK), the theme for the 16th conference is The Globality of Central Asia. We invite proposals for papers, panels, roundtables and sessions in non-traditional formats covering all aspects of Central Asian Studies across the humanities and social sciences.
We particularly encourage proposals which link Central Asia to its global context, historically and contemporaneously. We encourage studies of this geography which engage both territory, space and place. These may include the studies of Central Asia’s migrations and diaspora, its ethnic minority populations, its offshore and extraterritorial spaces, and its place in global and imperial histories. This globality may be visible in archaeologies, cultural studies and pre-modern histories, as well as in modern social, economic and political patterns across borders.
Our conference will assess globalizations from below as well as those from above; we therefore invite papers addressing the interpellation of localities and globalities: How are the individuals and communities of Central Asia related to global processes?
Submission of proposals
The online portal on this website opened on 18 July 2018 and will close on Wednesday 31 October 2018 (midnight GMT)
3. University of Wisconsin-Madison – Assistant Professor, History of
South Asia since 1500
4. BRISMES CONFERENCE 2019
University of Leeds, 24 – 27 June 2019
JOINING THE DOTS: INTERDISCIPLINARITY IN MIDDLE EAST STUDIES
The 2019 BRISMES Conference seeks to celebrate interdisciplinarity as vital in understanding the interconnectedness of the social, cultural, political and economic structures and conditions throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and to explore how disciplinary silos can be overcome in favour of communication between the humanities, social sciences and language studies on the region.
Proposals for complete panels or individual presentations are welcome, and we particularly encourage panels which involve participants or collaborations with those working outside of academia. In addition, we warmly invite paper proposals on any topic related to Middle Eastern Studies.
Call for papers http://www.brismes.ac.uk/conference/call-for-papers-2019/
Deadline for submissions: 17:00 (GMT) on Thursday 8 November 2018
5. ANNOUNCEMENT OF AMERICAN CENTER OF ORIENTAL RESEARCH IN AMMAN FELLOWSHIPS 2019–2020
ACOR fellowship opportunities for the 2019–2020 cycle are now online and the application portal is open. ACOR promotes study, teaching, and increased knowledge of Middle Eastern studies. We encourage you to share this information widely within your networks. Complete information about all ACOR fellowships is available online at: https://www.acorjordan.org/2019-20-acor-fellowships/
Deadline for the following fellowships is February 1, 2019
NEH Fellowship: One award of six months for a scholar who has a Ph.D. or has completed their professional training. Fields of research include: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals living in the U.S. three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The award for six months is $25,200. Award must be used between May 15, 2019 and June 30, 2020 and the Fellow must reside at ACOR.
ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship: Two or more two- to six-month fellowships for post-doctoral scholars and scholars with a terminal degree in their field, pursuing research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Near East. U.S. citizenship required. Maximum award is $32,400. Awards must be used between June 15, 2019 and December 31, 2020 and Fellows must reside at ACOR. Funding for this fellowship provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
ACOR-CAORC Fellowship: Two or more two- to six-month fellowships for masters and doctoral students. Fields of study include all areas of the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Topics should contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies. U.S. citizenship required. Maximum award is $23,800. Awards must be used between June 15, 2019 and December 31, 2020 and Fellows must reside at ACOR. Funding for this fellowship provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Jennifer C. Groot Memorial Fellowship: Up to three awards of $1,500 each to support beginners in archaeological fieldwork who have been accepted as team members on archaeological projects with ASOR/CAP affiliation in Jordan. Open to undergraduate or graduate students of U.S. or Canadian citizenship as well as individuals who graduated less than 12 months before February 1st, 2019 and/or have been accepted to a Graduate program for Fall 2019.
Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship: One award of $1,500 to support a student for participation on an archaeological project or research in Jordan. Senior project staff members whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of any nationality except Jordanian citizens.
Harrell Family Fellowship: One award of $2,000 to support a graduate student for participation on an archaeological project or research in Jordan. Senior project staff members whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled graduate students of any nationality except Jordanian citizens.
Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship: Two awards for one month each or one two-month award for residency at ACOR in Amman. It is open to enrolled graduate students of any nationality, except Jordanian citizens, participating in an archaeological project or conducting archaeological work in Jordan. The fellowship includes room and board at ACOR and a monthly stipend of $600.
Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship: One award for either eight weeks residency at ACOR for research in the fields of Ancient Near Eastern languages and history, archaeology, Bible studies, or comparative religion, or a travel grant to assist with participation in an archaeological field project in Jordan. The ACOR residency fellowship option includes room and board at ACOR and a monthly stipend of $400. The travel grant option provides a single payment of $2,000 to help with any project related expenses. Both options are open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status.
Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship: One award of $1,800 to support a graduate student participating on an archaeological project or pursuing independent research in Jordan. For the 2019–2020 cycle, the Russell fellowship is only open only to enrolled graduate students of non-Jordanian nationality.
James A. Sauer Fellowship: One award of $1,250 toward educational assistance for a Jordanian student enrolled in an archaeology or cultural heritage degree program in any country. For the 2019–2020 cycle, the Sauer fellowship is only open to enrolled graduate students of Jordanian nationality.
Frederick-Wenger Memorial Endowment: Two awards of $1,500 to assist a Jordanian student with the cost of their education. Eligibility is not limited to a specific field of study, but preference will be given to study related to Jordan’s cultural heritage. Candidates must be Jordanian citizens and currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students in a Jordanian university.
Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship: Four awards of $3,000 each to assist Jordanian graduate students with the annual costs of their academic programs during the period May 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. Candidates must be Jordanian citizens and currently enrolled in either a Master’s or Doctoral program in a Jordanian university. Eligibility is limited to students in programs related to Jordan’s cultural heritage (for example: archaeology, anthropology, linguistics/epigraphy, history, conservation, museum studies, and cultural resource management related issues). Awardees who demonstrate excellent progress in their programs will be eligible to apply in consecutive years.
Please Note: NEH, CAORC, MacDonald and Sampson (residency option), and Bikai Fellows will reside at the ACOR facility in Amman while conducting their research.
Deadline for the following fellowship is October 22, 2018.
Apply online for this fellowship https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com/
ACOR-TWL Publication Fellowship: One award for six months of $25,200 for a recent Ph.D or a Ph.D student who will have submitted the dissertation by December 31, 2018. Award must be used between January 15, 2019 and September 30, 2019. Open to all citizens with a strong research background in Nabataean archaeology or the Classical Near East. The selected fellow is expected to help assess the archive and related artifacts from the Temple of the Winged Lions (American Expedition to Petra and TWLCRM Initiative), carry out a bibliographical review of the Temple of the Winged Lions, and prepare a report that draws upon key research questions associated with the site. This is a residential fellowship and residency at ACOR is required.
Deadline for the following scholarship is February 1, 2019.
See the application instruction for this scholarship:
Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meeting: Two travel scholarships of $3,500 each to assist Jordanians participating and delivering a paper at the ASOR Annual meeting in mid-November in the United States. Academic papers should be submitted through the ASOR’s website (www.asor.org/am) by February 1, 2019. Final award selection will be determined by the ASOR program committee.
Deadline for the following scholarship is February 15, 2019.
See the application instruction for this scholarship:
ACOR Fellow MESA Award: One award of $1,000 to a former ACOR Fellow of any nationality for participation in the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) annual meeting. Eligible applicants are anyone who had previously been awarded any ACOR Fellowship (including the named fellowships and former CLS students) and their abstract has been submitted for presentation at the 2019 MESA annual meeting. The awardee mention the award and ACOR in the text of paper, in addition to including ACOR’s logo on the “Thank You” slide. A check for $1000 will be mailed before the meeting takes place. To apply, please submit the abstract, CV, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2019. For more information about the MESA annual meeting, please check MESA’s website: https://mesana.org/annual-meeting/
6. Symposium: “Arab Women and Transgression: At the Boundary of Good and Bad”, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, 14 October 2018
Women’s transgressive behaviors and perspectives are challenging societal norms in the Arab world, giving rise to anxiety and public debate. How do both intentional and unintentional transgressions illuminate the social and cultural constructs that define proper and improper behavior? How do they expose the social and political policing of gender, racial, and class divisions?
7. Workshop: “The Senses in the Qur’an and in Early Islam”, Utrecht University, 26 October 2018
The workshop’s aim is two-fold: first, to unearth the roots of the Qur’anic/early Islamic sensorium in Late Antique culture, and secondly, to examine the processes of sensory disambiguation of “Muslim” identity from other identities (Christian, Zoroastrian, etc.) in the formation of Islam.
8. Fellowships for Max Weber Programme (MWP), European University Institute, Florence
The MWP is open to eligible applicants who are within 5 years from the completion of their PhD, from any-where in the world, regardless of nationality and including non-EU citizens. Preference is given to applicants who have only just completed their doctorate and have not had a post-doctoral fellowship before. The Pro-gramme awards 1, 2, and exceptionally 3 year long fellowships according to departments.
Deadline for applications: 18 October 2018. Information: https://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/Academ-icService/Fellowships/MaxWeberFellowships
9. Assistant Professor of Arab Studies (Working Title: Jordan Family Fellow in International Stud-ies), University of Northern Carolina
Position will start at July 1, 2019. The Department of Asian Studies 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. A doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in Middle Eastern studies, literature, anthro-pology, history, or a related field with a focus on Arab cultures is required by July 1, 2019.
Review of applications start: 5 November 2018. Information: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/148855
10. Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Arabic Studies, University of Ken-tucky
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures invites applications for this ten-ure-track position to begin Fall 2019. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by August 2019 in French and Francophone Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or a related field.
Deadline for applications: 19 November 2018. Information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_dis-play.php?id=57417
11. Summer School: “Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles and Liberation Theologies”, Granada, 16-22 June 2019
The course covers several topics such as Introduction to Critical Muslim Studies, Islamic Theology of Liber-ation, Islamic Decolonial Pedagogy, Inter-Faith Dialogues, Women and Islam, and Islamic Spirituality. The focus of the course is to inquire into Islam as a postcolonial/decolonial perspective.
Deadline for registration: 5 February 2019. Information: http://www.dialogoglobal.com/granada/
12. Graduate Programs in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, USA & Canada
This project will be useful for multiple audiences interested in Islamic/Middle Eastern Studies.
13. AGAPS Graduate Student Travel Prize 2018
Papers must primarily focus on the Arabian Peninsula but can be inclusive of the transnational flow of people, goods and ideas across the Gulf, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. AGAPS welcomes submissions from all disci-plines.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 October 2018. Information: https://agaps.org/agapsmesa/mesa-awards/
14. The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure-track appointment as Instructor in Hindi/Urdu Language to begin August 2019.
Requirements include at least an MA in Hindi or Urdu language, pedagogy, or related discipline. One year of experience in teaching Hindi/Urdu language at the university level is
required; teaching experience gained during graduate studies will be
considered. Job duties include teaching courses in Hindi/Urdu language to
undergraduate and graduate students and service to the University.
Applicants must create and complete an online application at
https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs, posting number 13601
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