1. The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for an appointment as Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Arabic Studies.
Strong candidates will have research interests centered on expressions of contemporary social and political phenomena in the Arab World, including but not limited to migration and refugee issues, statelessness and conceptions of nationhood, treatment of minority groups, fundamentalism, liberalism, modes of social activism, and the like. They will also be skilled at translating these interests into engaging courses that meet student interest in the current political moment and related cultural production, while expanding their understanding of the diversity and plurality of the contemporary Middle East. The successful candidate will actively participate in all aspects of the Arabic Program at UMD, which consists of a major and a minor and hosts a federally-funded Arabic Flagship Program that draws a diverse student body from majors across the campus. The teaching load is four courses a year (a 2-2 load). In addition to a dynamic research agenda, a passion for teaching Arabic as a second language at all levels is essential. Candidates who can contribute to the intellectual life of the School and the University through interdisciplinary collaborations are particularly desired for this position.
PhD in hand by July 2020; evidence of exceptional scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching; native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English; a strong command of Modern Standard Arabic.
How to apply:
For best consideration, apply by Monday, November 4, 2019. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus, and an approximately 20-page writing sample. Please upload the sample syllabus as Supplemental Document 1. The names of three references will be requested in the online application, and the system will generate emails asking them to submit their letters of reference via a link. All application materials should be submitted only through the University of Maryland online employment application system at: https://ejobs.umd.edu.
The position is contingent on the continued availability of funds.
For more details and to apply: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/74034
2. Crown Center for Middle East Studies <https://t.e2ma.net/click/o23k5b/07bopb/wk3uxj>
*Now Accepting Applications*
Junior Research Fellowship 2020-2022
The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is offering *two-year fellowships* <https://t.e2ma.net/click/o23k5b/07bopb/cd4uxj> to outstanding scholars of Middle East politics, economics, history, religion, anthropology, or sociology for the 2020-2022 academic years. This consecutive, two-year fellowship is targeted at junior scholars with PhD in hand and not yet tenured. The fellowship’s goal is to allow junior scholars the flexibility and means to advance a specific research project related to the contemporary Middle East.
The 2020-2022 Junior Research Fellowship is open to both recent PhDs (as a post-doctoral position) and assistant professors in Middle East-related fields. A PhD must be completed by September 1, 2020.
*This fellowship is a two-year appointment beginning September 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2022. The annual stipend is $50,000. In addition, funding is available for research, travel, and related expenses. Fringe benefits will be available during the two-year appointment period.
Fellows are required to be *in residence* at the Crown Center during the tenure of the fellowship. During their residence, fellows write a /Middle East Brief/ *each* year and participate in all Crown Center events, including: seminars, workshops, meetings, and retreats.
*October 31, 2019
*January 31, 2020
*You may direct inquiries to Kristina Cherniahivsky at *firstname.lastname@example.org* or call 781-736-5320.
3. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is one of the largest and most esteemed institutions of higher education in Germany, offering a wide range of academic disciplines.
The Chair for Late Antique and Arabic Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Peter Adamson) at the Faculty for Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Religion at the LMU seeks to fill two positions with employment beginning on October 1, 2020, under the aegis of an ERC funded project on Animals in Philosophy in the Islamic World:
Position A: Postdoctoral position (3 years)
Position B: Funded PhD position (3 years)
It is in principle possible to take up the positions part-time.
- Collaborative research with other project team members.
- For position A: research on the Book of Animals (Kitab al-Hayawan) by al-Jahiz.
- For position B: doctoral research on philosophical issues concerning animals in Arabic medical literature.
Prerequisites for position A are an excellent university degree (PhD at
least submitted, though not necessarily already published) and expertise
in the relevant area of research. Applicants for position A should have
the ability to work with texts in classical Arabic at a high level.
Applicants for position B should have facility with Arabic and ideally also ancient Greek, as well as a Masters level degree in a relevant discipline (classics, philosophy, Islamic studies, or similar).
A further requirement for both positions is native or near-native facility in German and/or English, as well as standard computer skills, creativity and ability to work in a team, being results-oriented and willing to take on new challenges.
Your workplace is located in Munich and is well-connected by public transport. We can offer an interesting and challenging work environment and good prospects for further career development. Salary will be calculated according to group E 13 TV-L; position A is a 100% post, position B is a 65% post. We particularly welcome applications from female candidates. The University intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members: disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.
Please send your application with the usual documents (including CV, transcripts, diplomas, list of publications and courses taught if relevant), as well as a brief description of your expertise as relevant to the theme of the project, either by email as a PDF file (max. 5 MB) or by post by January 15, 2020 to the following address.
Lehrstuhl für spätantike und arabische Philosophie
Prof. Dr. Peter Adamson
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us via e-mail (email@example.com) or by telephone +49 (0)89/2180-72154.
4. 3rd Annual Edinburgh International Graduate Conference in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies
‘Historical inertia: Continuity in the face of change 500-1500 CE’
Historical discourse has long concerned itself with patterns of change and discontinuity to demonstrate and validate models of periodisation and the compartmentalisation of the wider historical field. Building on these themes, this conference has chosen to focus on the opposing view by concentrating on inertia – how history, material culture, ideas and communities can be seen to maintain a stayed course or deviate if a significant force is exerted upon it. Inertia, a concept that has yet to be applied to mainstream Late Antique studies, introduces perspectives and frameworks that permit new approaches to traditional processes.
This conference will be hosted by the Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Society of the University of Edinburgh on the 22-23 November 2019 and will tackle the notion of inertia and the implications accompanying it for Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine history from 500-1500 CE.
For full info and to register, see:
5. [Mondes iranien] Journée d’études internationale 25 octobre 2019
‘Vers une histoire culturelle des relations internationales de l’Iran moderne et contemporain : la scène de théâtre des opérations diplomatiques et ses acteurs’
Date : 25 octobre 2019
Horaires : 8h 45 à 18h 45
Lieu : Maison de la Recherche – Sorbonne Nouvelle, 4 Rue des Irlandais, Paris 5e (Salle Athéna)
For complete information, see:Academic items
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