1. MENA Program Assistant for Middle East and North Africa Program, Berghof Foundation, Berlin
Position for an initial period of one year with possible extension. Main tasks: Provide logistical support for program activities (workshops, conferences, travel) etc. Qualifications: BA in relevant field; background in the MENA region and/or in the field of conflict transformation is an asset; a minimum of one to three years’ work experience in project management; excellent communication skills in Arabic, English and German.
Deadline for application: 31 September 2015. Information:
2. Research Associate in the Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge
The post is a two-year, fixed-term position, beginning on 7 December 2015. The successful candidate will conduct original research into Islam or Muslims in the UK or Europe and must have been awarded a PhD or be in the final stages of completion of a PhD.
Deadline for application: 2 October 2015. Information: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/7942/
3. Assistant Professor of Arabic (Applied) Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
The position is starting in August 2016. The successful candidate will have a completed Ph.D. with a clearly demonstrated specialty in Arabic Linguistics and a solid background in classical Arabic, grammar, and texts.
Review of applications will begin on 10 October 2015. Information: Meriem Tikue firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Tenure-track Position in Early or Medieval Islamic History, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
The position is to begin as early as fall of 2016. Basic Qualifications: A PhD in early or medieval Islamic history or a closely related field. Applicants should have a clear research agenda as demonstrated by publications.
Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2015. Information: www.gwu.jobs/postings/28673
5. Assistant Professor of Arabic, University of Oklahoma
The tenure-track position is beginning August 2016 as part of the Language Flagship program. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field at the time of appointment, native or near-native proficiency in Arabic, and a demonstrable commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in modern literature and/or cultural studies.
Review of applications will begin on 30 September 2015. Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5989
6. Assistant Professor in International Relations with Specialization in Intelligence Studies in the Middle East, University of Pittsburgh
The successful candidate will have both research and teaching interests in East Asia, the Middle East, analytical methodologies, cyber-security, and/or the increasingly globalized nature of intelligence collection (including big data).
Deadline for applications: 1 October 2015. Information: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000895409-01
7. Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Yale University
The tenure-track appointment is beginning July 1, 2016. Research specialties in early Islam or Qur’an and Qur’anic studies are necessary.
The review of applications will begin November 1, 2015. Information: http://apply.interfolio.com/30707
8. Assistant/Associate Professor in Islamic History, Qatar University
The successful candidate should be able to teach and develop different courses related to the area of Islamic History where the candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven record in research excellence and scholarship. Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Islamic history or related areas and should have a minimum of five years teaching experience.
Deadline for application; 15 October 2015. Information:
9. Dear Friends,
It gives me great pleasure to announce that the website, Anthology of Iranian Masters of Calligraphy, which I developed at the suggestion of Professor Kambiz GhaneaBassiri and with the support of Reed College, is now available online. Please take a look at it, if you are interested.
Hamid Reza Ghelichkhani, Ph.D.
Calligrapher & Scholar of Persian Literature and Calligraphy.
10. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for tenure-track and
tenured positions in the field of Arabic Language and Literature (modern Arabic
literature, classical Arabic literature – poetry and prose (adab), Arabic
language and linguistics, early Islamic history and historiography, medieval
Islamic philosophy/theology and Islamic law), as well as in the field of
Religious Studies, with a specialization in Islam.
An ability to teach courses in Arabic is an advantage. The primary language of
instruction at the Hebrew University is Hebrew, but candidates not familiar
with Hebrew will be given time to reach proficiency in Hebrew during the
initial years of their appointment.
Applications are due by 15 October 2015.
Please find further information here:
11. CfP: political party organisation in the Middle East and North Africa.
A conference to be held at the University of Manchester, 25-27 January 2016.
Convened by the Subject Areas of History and Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Manchester, in Association with the Centre for Advanced Study of the Arab World
Co-organised by Dr Siavush Randjbar-Daemi and Dr Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi Email: email@example.com
This international conference aims to make sense of past, present and future perspectives on political party organisation in the Middle East and North Africa. It will seek to understand whether political parties in MENA should still be considered an integral part to the creation of resilient democratic states or the enactment of radical social transformation, as well as chart the evolution of the single party system and the challenges it has faced over the past decade. It will aim to bring together a wide range of scholars studying topics ranging from the social bases of marginalized political organizations to mainstream parties which have held power for decades. It is the conference’s intention to contribute to extant international scholarship on political parties in the fields of history, political science, international relations, sociology and anthropology and the literature concerned with political parties in the post-colonial world.
Proposals might choose to focus on the following themes:
- Nationalism and Political Parties
- Ethnicity and Political Parties
- Imperialism and Political Parties in the Middle East
- State formation and Political Parties in the Middle East
- Political Parties and Democratization in the Middle East
- Political Parties and Class Politics
- Modernization Theory and the Legacy of Political Parties
- Political Parties in the Arab Spring
- Does Political Pluralism in the MENA Require a Multi-Party System?
- Political Parties in the Age of Social Media
- Political Parties and the Legacy of the Left in the Middle East
- Official Co-opted Political Parties in the Middle East
- Loyal Oppositions in the Middle East
- Political Parties and Gender in the Middle East
- Political Parties and Welfare Networks
- Political Parties and Sectarianism
- Factionalism or Multi-Party System?
- Political Parties and Revolutionary Elites
- Political Parties and Arab Armies
- Political Parties in the Middle East: A Spent Force?
- The validity of the Western political party theory and conceptualisation in the modern Middle East.
Limited funding is available to cover select travel and accommodation expenses of accepted panelists.
Please complete the paper submission form on the conference website ( https://politicalpartiesmiddleeast.wordpress.com/ ) by no later than 5 October 2015. Selected participants will be contacted towards the publication of an edited volume.
12. Islamic’ Art: Disrupting Unity and Discerning Ruptures
Organized by Avinoam Shalem, Riggio Professor, Arts of Islam, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, in collaboration with the Middle East Institute, Columbia University.
This semester continues a lecture series initiated in 2014-15, addressing the historiography of the field of ‘Islamic art’ by scoring the particular moments of ruptures that fractured its foundations. The next three lectures will address problems raised by modern and contemporary spaces:
Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths, University of London): “Hannibal in Rafah: a forensic reconstruction of one day in the 2014 Gaza War.”
Zeynep Çelik (New Jersey Institute of Technology): “Photographing Ottoman Modernity.”
Nada Shabout (University of North Texas): “Modernities: Discontent and Alliances.”
with discussant Zainab Bahrani (Columbia University)
*Rescheduled from Spring.
All lectures are held at 6 pm
Columbia University, 612 Schermerhorn Hall
1190 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027.
For more information, please visit our website:
13. Final call for papers – Race, religion and migration: spaces, practices, representations
A final reminder about a call for papers for the conference below. Abstract deadline is 10th September. Please feel free to forward this on to colleagues or others who you think may be interested in participating.
Race, religion and migration: spaces, practices, representations
Newcastle University, January 13-15th 2016
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
Claire Alexander (University of Manchester),
Catarina Kinnvall (Lund University),
Greg Noble (University of Western Sydney),
Ann Phoenix (University of London), and
Gurchathen Sanghera (University of St Andrews)
The Race, religion and migration: spaces, practices, representations conference brings together scholars, activists and practitioners who research matters of ethnicity, faith and mobility. It engages with an international community of scholars (including established, mid-career and emerging), policy-makers, practitioners and activists who share an interest in these topics, and who are working on issues of space, practice and/or representation (or at the intersections between two or all of these). The conference includes contributions which explore and demonstrate the social and political significance of issues of race, religion and migration, and engages with the multiple spaces in which these are constructed, contested and represented.
We welcome a range of empirical, conceptual and policy-focused papers from different disciplines across the social sciences. We welcome papers that connect with the conference title and particularly encourage submissions on the following themes:
- Everyday multiculturalism
- Intersections of race, religion and migration with gender, sexuality, class and age
- Childhood, youth and ethnic/religious diversity and difference
- Embodied experiences of, and negotiations of, racialised and religious difference
- Representing race, religion and/or migration in different contexts
- Islamophobia and racism
- Local, regional, urban and national patterns and processes
- Critical reviews of policies about race, religion and migration
We also welcome suggestions for alternative forms of presentations/sessions.
If you would like to present at this conference, you should send a title and abstract (250 words maximum) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 10th September.
To register, follow the link at the bottom of this page: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/youngpeople/finalconference/
Professor of Social Geography
School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
England, UK NE1 7RU
(0191) 208 3924 email@example.com
Managing Editor, Gender, Place and Culture
14. McGill University – Assistant Professor, Ottoman and Turkish Studies
University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Assistant Professor, Islamic World
Northwestern University – Associate/Full Professor, Islam in African
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