1. Co-IRIS Workshop: “Worlding beyond the Clash of Civilizations: An Agenda for an International Relations-Islam Discourse”, University of Tübingen, Germany, 6-8 April 2016
This workshop is held during the “3rd European Workshops in International Studies” of the European International Studies Association. Deadline for abstracts: 2 October 2015. Information: www.coiris.org/co-iris-workshop-at-the-3rd-european-workshops-in-international-studies-ewis/
2. Assistant Professor in International or Comparative Politics, American University of Beirut
Preferably for applicants with a focus on conflict resolution, critical analysis of intervention, and/or humanitarian issues (including refugees and law), and with a research agenda in, or relevant to, the contemporary Arab world to begin August 15, 2016.
Deadline for application 15 October 2015. Information: www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx
3. Tenure-track Assistant Professor of History of Religions – Religions in Historical Time, University of Copenhagen
The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in History of Religions to be filled by 1 August 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Deadline for application: 1 October 2015. Information: http://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/?show=751804
4. Call for Papers
The Heritage of Al-Andalus, Persia-Iberia
Allameh Tabatabai University
17-18 November 2015
It is our pleasure to invite you to the international conference on The Heritage of Al-Andalus, Persia-Iberia to be hosted on November 17 -18, 2015, by the Department of Spanish Language, Faculty of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.
The conference addresses the issue of mutual Iranian-Iberian influences during the centuries. Relying on a rich heritage, both cultures are inheritors of two of the oldest legacies of humankind.
The international conference on The Heritage of Al-Andalus, Persia-Iberia encourages interdisciplinary intercultural research approaches aimed at finding out how, when and where the encounter between these two cultures has provided more fertile ground.
Prominent scholars in different fields of the humanities can contribute to this effort by presenting articles and participating in debates, dialogue among representatives of diversecultures being a necessary and un avoidable toll to achieving mutual understanding and cooperation.
We call on scholars and researchers in various academic fields around the world to participate in this collective effort. As the Planning Committee, we look forward to welcoming you to the conference.
Deadlines and Submission Procedure
Individuals willing to participate in the conference are invited to send their abstracts (maximum 300 words) along with CVs to the conference Secretariat via the conference email address: email@example.com
Abstracts should clearly state the purpose and results of the work to be detailed in the final paper.
Abstracts and papers will be reviewed by members of an International Scientific Advisory Committee.
A selection of the best papers presented during the conference will be published in a collected volume. Only papers presented during the conference will be accepted for publication.
We encourage early submission of abstracts and papers to facilitate registration and travel arrangements.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: October 2, 2015.
Acceptance of the abstracts will be notified by: October 7, 2015.
Deadline for final paper submission: November 1, 2015.
5. I would like to post the following announcement which may be of interest to many: Sheikh Hamad Awards for Translation and International Understanding (Doha, Qatar, 2015) Nominations are now open for SHATIU in the following categories:
- Translation from Arabic into English ($200.000)
- Translation from English into Arabic ($200.000)
- Translation from Arabic into Turkish ($200.000)
- Translation from Turkish into Arabic ($200.000)
- Achievement award ($200.000)
Please visit our website ( www.hta.qa/en ) for details and rules of submission. Best and thanks, Walid Walid Hamarneh
Dept. of Modern Literatures and Cultures
University of Richmond
6. Tel Aviv University – Senior Academic Position in Middle Eastern
History of the 20th Century
Princeton University – Assistant Professor [History of Medieval Iran]
Rutgers University – New Brunswick – Assistant Professor, South Asian
New York University Abu Dhabi – Research Fellowships in the Humanities
Dartmouth College – Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Society of Fellows
7. The Digital Archive of Brief Notes & Iran Review (DABIR) is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal published by the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the University of California, Irvine.
DABIR aims to quickly and efficiently publish brief notes and reviews relating to the pre-modern world in contact with Iran and Persianate cultures. The journal accepts submissions on art history, archaeology, history, linguistics, literature, manuscript studies, numismatics, philology and religion, from Jaxartes to the Mediterranean and from the Sumerian period through to the Safavid era (3500 BCE-1500 CE). Work dealing with later periods can be considered on request.
8. Librarian, American University in Cairo
About The American University in Cairo:
Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.
Under the direction of the Head of Research and Information Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of library services and resources that facilitate research and learning at the university. Specifically, he/she will participate as a member of the research services team in the provision of electronic and print research services for AUC Library patrons through the Learning Commons and other service points. Other major areas of responsibility include collection development, instruction, outreach in a targeted discipline as a library liaison, and teaching in the Information Literacy program.
The successful candidate must have an ALA accredited MLS degree, excellent oral and written skills in English, skilled in current information retrieval technologies, demonstrated skills and experience in delivering high quality research service using both traditional print and digital resources, broad subject expertise appropriate to a liberal arts educational institution, experience in instruction (one-on-one and classroom) in an academic library environment, ability to work effectively independently and in a team, ability to sustain a strong service oriented attitude to provide a positive and constructive experience for all library users. HIGHLY DESIRABLE: Library subject area experience or academic background. A second masters degree, proficiency in a second language and experience in a multicultural environment desirable but not mandatory.
This is a Faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor.
The position will remain open until filled. Preferred starting date is September 1, 2015.
All applicants must submit the following documents online:
a) a current CV;? b) a letter of interest;? c) a statement of teaching philosophy;? d) a completed Personnel Information Form;? e) at least three reference letters from referees familiar with your professional background sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Please remember that your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required).
9. Quranic Studies Job Posting
The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make an appointment in Quranic Studies, effective July 1, 2016, at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a robust curriculum in the study of the Qur’an within the wider framework of religious studies and in conversation with other programs and disciplines across the university, based on a strong disciplinary grounding in major subareas of Qur’anic studies. Such subareas might include early Arabic language and literature and the literary neighborhood in which they developed, with proficiency in relevant languages such as Aramaic, Hebrew, Coptic, Greek, or Middle Persian; early Arabic poetry; exegesis (including tafsir, sira, as well as exegetical strands of other literary genres); Qur’anic rhetoric (balagha); and/or paleography and the development of diacritics in Arabic as well as Hebrew and Syriac; issues of oral and written textuality ; and the role of Qur’anic performance in society. The Divinity School is one of the eleven academic units of the University of Chicago, and includes (in order of size of enrollment) Ph.D., M.A., M.Div., and B.A. degree programs. Divinity School faculty teach students in all programs; opportunities for collaboration, in both research and teaching, are limited only by the interest and initiative of the faculty member.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, names of three references, a research statement, and a writing sample of 25-50 pages. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of candidates will commence on October 1, 2015. Application should be made online, at
For questions please contact Dean Richard A. Rosengarten at email@example.com
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.
Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.
10. Books and Print between Cultures, 1500-1900
Amherst College, Massachusetts, September 18-19, 2015
Keynote speaker: Sanjay Subrahmanyam (Distinguished Professor & Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Social Sciences, UCLA)
Organized by Yael Rice (Amherst College, History of Art & Asian Languages and Civilizations)
This interdisciplinary symposium will investigate the role that books (codices, rolls, scrolls, and other related media), prints, and their associated technologies played in mediating and instantiating cultural difference in the early modern period. By framing the history of books and prints as meandering and material, this symposium aims to contribute new dialogues to the study of the global early modern.
The symposium will begin at 4pm on Friday, September 18, with an open house at Amherst College’s Archives & Special Collections, with Sanjay Subrahmanyam’s keynote lecture following at 5:30pm. A full day of talks (8:45 am – 5:45 pm) is scheduled for Saturday, September 19. The topics are diverse and cover early modern book / material cultures and practices from the Safavid, Mughal, and Ottoman Empires and from East Asia to Latin America.
For more information, including the full program and paper abstracts, please see the symposium website: http://booksandprint.sites.amherst.edu/
The symposium is free and open to the public; however, we do ask that those wishing to attend register through the symposium website.
Please also note that a similarly themed symposium (“Agents of Contact: Books and Print between Cultures in the Early Modern Period”), organized by András Kiséry (City College of New York), is scheduled to take place in New York City on September 25: https://agentsofcontact.wordpress.com/
*This event has been generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Dean of Faculty, the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations (the Tagliabue and Hall Funds), the Department of Art and the History of Art, and the Program in European Studies at Amherst College; and the Book Studies Concentration at Smith College.
11. Professur für Islamwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Mittelasien, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
An der Philosophischen Fakultät im Orientalischen Seminar ist eine
W3-Professur für Islamwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Mittelasien
Fulltime position, start date: immediately
Diese Professur eignet sich insbesondere als Einstiegsposition für hochqualifizierte Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler.
Die Stelleninhaberin/ der Stelleninhaber soll sich in Forschung und Lehre aus islamwissenschaftlicher Perspektive mit den gegenwärtigen muslimisch geprägten Staaten und Gesellschaften des persischsprachigen Mittelasien beschäftigen und trägt maßgeblich zur Profilierung dieses Bereichs am Orientalischen Seminar bei. Erwartet wird der Nachweis von Forschungs- und Lehrerfahrung zum modernen Iran. Im Hinblick auf die angestrebte Einbindung der Professur in das Zentrum für transkulturelle Asienstudien (CETRAS) sind darüber hinaus Forschungsaktivitäten im Bereich des persischsprachigen Zentralasien erwünscht. Die hervorragende Beherrschung des Persischen sowie einer weiteren gegenwärtig gesprochenen iranischen Sprache wird vorausgesetzt. Bereitschaft zu interdisziplinärer Zusammenarbeit sowie zur Mitwirkung in der akademischen Selbstverwaltung ist unabdingbar.
Einstellungsvoraussetzungen für Professorinnen bzw. Professoren sind neben den allgemeinen dienstrechtlichen Voraussetzungen ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium, pädagogische Eignung und eine herausragende Promotion. Über die Promotion hinausgehende wissenschaftliche Leistungen, die in der Regel durch eine Habilitation nachgewiesen werden, werden erwartet (§ 47 Landeshochschulgesetz (LHG)).
Die Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg fördert Frauen und fordert sie deshalb ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Die Universität bekennt sich nachdrücklich zu dem Ziel einer familiengerechten Hochschule.
Schwerbehinderte werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.
Folgende Bewerbungsunterlagen werden erbeten:
• Zeugnisse und Urkunden
• Vollständiges Schriften- und Vortragsverzeichnis unter Nennung der fünf wichtigsten Publikationen
• Lehrkompetenzportfolio (Die hierfür zu verwendende Vorlage finden Sie unter http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/lehrkompetenzportfolio-formblatt.doc.)
Weitere Informationen zum Berufungsverfahren finden Sie im Berufungsleitfaden, abrufbar unter http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/berufungsleitfaden.pdf.
This is as permanent position. The salary will be determined in accordance with W 3.
Please send applications including a printout of the application form and the usual documentation to the following address by 04.09.2015.
Applications should be marked with the reference number 9342
Dekan Prof. Dr. Hans-Helmuth Gander
Dekanat der Philosophischen Fakultät
und die email-Adresse: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please contact das Dekanat der Philosophischen Fakultät at Tel. +49 (0)761 203 3371 or E-mail email@example.com.
12. History of Medieval Iran
Princeton University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies invites applications for a tenure track position in the history of medieval Iran. Research expertise may be in any period of the history of Iran and the Persian-speaking world between 1000 and 1800. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in this field and to provide training to graduate students reading primary sources in the original Persian.
To apply, please complete an online application at https://jobs.princeton.edu. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including language proficiencies and teaching experience), statement of research interests, and a paper or chapter of published writing or work-in-progress.
Applicants must supply the names of three referees and their contact information in their online application. For any questions, please contact Karen Chirik (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The expected start date of the appointment is September 1, 2016. We will begin reviewing applications on November 2, 2015. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
13. Call for Submissions – Folklore
The journal Folklore invites submissions of original work not being considered elsewhere. We publish articles by scholars from a wide range of adjacent disciplines (e.g. anthropology, history, human geography, linguistics, literature, psychology, and religion), as long as the topic and approach are of interest and relevance to folklorists. Recent publications that may be of interest to members include the following:
- Richard Johan Natvig, ‘Umm al-Ghulam: Zār Spirit or Half-forgotten Saint? Making Sense of an Egyptian Zār Song’, Vol. 124, Issue 3 (2013), pp. 289-306
- Rella Kushelevsky, ‘Medieval and Oral Variants of “The Tree Demon” Tale Type (ATU 1168B): Literacy and Orality in the Study of Folklore’, Vol. 124, Issue 2 (2013), pp. 200-13
- Niall Christie, ‘Noble Betrayers of their Faith, Families and Folk: Some Non-Muslim Women in Mediaeval Arabic Popular Literature’, Vol. 123, Issue 1 (2012), pp. 84-98
Folklore publishes full-length articles (max. 12,000 words); shorter, accessibly written ‘Topics, Notes, & Comments’ pieces (max. 5,000 words); and annotated ‘Text Editions’ (max. 12,000 words). More information at: www.folklore-society.com/publications/folklore, or email the Assistant Editor, Niall Christie, at email@example.com
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