1. Instructional Professor (open rank) in Persian
The University of Chicago: Humanities Division: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Location: Chicago, IL
Open Date: Jul 22, 2020
Deadline: Aug 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the College of the University of Chicago invite applications for appointment to a one-year open-rank position as Instructional Professor in modern Persian. Start date of the appointment will be September 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Instructional Professor, Associate Instructional Professor, or Instructional Professor, depending on qualifications and educational background. This is a non-renewable, one-year appointment to fill an immediate curricular need.
Responsibilities include both teaching and service duties. Teaching consists of six courses in Persian language across three quarters, both elementary and intermediate, as well as a seventh topical Advanced Persian course (Persian of the Media, Persian Literature, Iranian History, etc.). Service duties may include assistance with student placement, programmatic assessment, coordination of the Persian Language Circle, Conversation Table, or other program-specific duties. Instructional Professors of all ranks are required to engage in regular professional development.
Applicants should demonstrate previous language teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level. An M.A. degree or equivalent is required. Candidates with specialized training in second language acquisition, second language pedagogy, and/or assessment are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient language proficiency for teaching Persian in a university context, e.g. through an ACTFL-certified result at the Superior level or higher, or through receipt of an advanced degree earned in a Persian-language context.
To apply for this position, please submit your application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website at http://apply.interfolio.com/77441. An application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, one sample syllabus for elementary or intermediate Persian, and the names and contact information of three potential recommenders. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit a video demonstrating classroom teaching,
Application deadline: All applicant materials must be received by August 24, 2020 at 11pm central time.
This position is contingent upon budgetary approval. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union. For information on the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, please go to https://nelc.uchicago.edu. For questions about the position, please contact Amanda Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Graveyard of Clerics: Everyday Activism in Saudi Arabia,
Pascal Menoret, Stanford University Press, 2020.
3. Islamic Manuscript Basics
This site holds basic information and resources relating to the study of Islamic manuscripts. If you are new to thinking about the material aspects of Islamic manuscripts or are simply curious and want to know more, then this site is for you!
At the bottom of each page (except Notes) is a link to a short exercise that will let you test your knowledge. You can also access any of the exercises from the Exercises page.
Finally, the Glossary page has photos of additional aspects of manuscripts that may be of use to you, the References page has a short bibliography which will help you get started on further research, and the SIMS Resources page has explanations of tools and resources at The Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies which may be of use to you.
Things to Know
As you work through these pages, keep in mind that manuscript making was a team effort and included papermakers, scribes, and binders at the very least. Fancy, or deluxe, manuscript production would also include (teams of) illustrators and illuminators.
You can find digital collections of Islamic manuscripts used on this website in OPenn, which hosts over 500 open-access, high-resolution digitized Islamic manuscripts from Philadelphia area collections and Columbia University. All images on this site are open access under Creative Commons licenses and have been taken from OPenn, unless otherwise stated.
Where to Start
If you are unfamiliar with Perso-Arabic script, please start with the Basics page, if you are familiar with it, then choose any other page to begin. We recommend beginning with Binding and working your way through the pages in order.
4. SINARC, the Arabic language and culture program at the Lebanese American University (LAU), offers intensive courses in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and the Levantine dialect at all levels. The program’s unique success is underpinned by academic rigor, cultural immersion and personalized attention.
Study Arabic Online is a new SINARC program that simulates a classroom setting using all the latest tools for effective virtual language acquisition. The program provides a number of credit-based and non-credit based course options on various levels for students interested in Arabic as a second language only and not toward earning a degree at LAU. All courses are organized and divided according to ACTFL standards and are delivered using various online learning platforms.
Registration for the 8-week Online Program (October 5–November 27, 2020) is open. For more details, check our website.
Register online by September 28
5. SOAS Racialisation of Islam lecture series
The final two lectures in the Racialisation of Islam lecture series will take place on:
- Monday 27th July, 6-8pm, via zoom.
- Monday 24th August, 6-8pm, via zoom.
To register, please click here.
6. Open Access – Iraqi Newspapers
7. Jean Aubin (ed. Denise Aigle): Études sur l’Iran médiéval: géographie historique et société. (Studia Iranica. Cahier 60.) 365 pp. Paris: Association pour l’avancement des études iraniennes, 2018. ISBN 978 2 910640 46 0. https://www.orient-mediterranee.com/spip.php?article3490&lang=fr
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