1. Faculty position: Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory
The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants for a faculty position in the field of modern Arabic literature and literary theory to begin August 15, 2017.
The position is at the assistant professor level. The Appointment is for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. The usual teaching load is not more than 5 course a year. The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Standard Arabic (fuṣḥā), but mastery of English is an essential requirement.
Applicants should be well versed in both Arab and Western classical heritages, including Western literary theory. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable.
Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2017. They must be able to teach, in Arabic, service courses in Arabic grammar and modern Arabic thought to native speakers of Arabic. Solid knowledge of the Arabic language and heritage and training in modern Western methodologies are essential.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:
Nadia Maria El Cheikh, Dean
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303, USA
Nadia Maria El Cheikh, Dean
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to:firstname.lastname@example.org
For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by the early deadline of October 31, 2016. Visiting scholars will be considered.
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3. Call for Papers
ISSN: 2333-5904 (Print) 2333-5912 (Online)
Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture is a peer reviewed international scholarly journal. The journal is dedicated to the scholarly study of all aspects of Islam and of the Islamic world. Particular attention is paid to works dealing with history, geography, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, law, literature, religion, philosophy, international relations, environmental and developmental issues, as well as ethical questions related to scientific research. The journal is committed to the publication of original research on Islam as culture and civilization. It particularly welcomes work of an interdisciplinary nature that brings together history, religion, politics, culture and law. The Journal has a special focus on Islam in Africa, and on contemporary Islamic Thought. Contributions that display theoretical rigor especially work that link the particularities of Islamic discourse to the enterprise of knowledge and critique in the humanities and social sciences, will find Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture to be receptive to such submissions.
The journal is published by the American Research Institute for Policy Development that serves as a focal point for academicians, professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research throughout the world.
The interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail at email@example.com. Please indicate the name of the journal (Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture) in the cover letter or simply put ‘Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture’ in the subject box during submission via e-mail.
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Each paper published in Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author’s affiliation in the published paper.
JISC is inviting papers for Vol. 4, No. 2. The online publication date is December 31, 2016. Submission Deadline: October 31, 2016.
For any additional information, please contact with the executive editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Two 2-year Post-Doctoral Religious Studies Research Fellowships in the Project “Striking from the Margins: Religion, State and Disintegration in the Middle East”, Central European University, Budapest
The fellowships will be offered to young researchers who wish to conduct original research and who have already extensive experience with and in the region. Eligible applicants should have held a doctoral degree for a period of less than five years.
Deadline for application: 1 November 2016. Information: https://hro.ceu.edu/vacancies/two-2-year-post-doctoral-research-fellowship-positions; contact Esther Holbrook, Coordinator (HolbrookE@ceu.edu)
5. National University of Singapore:
a) Tenured Associate or Full Professorship in the Political Economy of the Middle East, National University of Singapore
Advanced Assistant Professors are also welcome to apply. Expertise in the relations between business and politics, and their ramifications in the wider society, is especially welcome.
Deadline for application: 30 November 2016. Information: https://mei.nus.edu.sg/index.php/web/new-job-opening_tmpl/tenured-associate-or-full-professor-in-the-political-economy-of-the-middle
b) Tenured Associate or Full Professorship in Legal Pluralism and the Middle East, National University of Singapore
Our interest is in appointing a scholar whose work focuses on the interaction between different legal systems, traditions or norms, whether in 1) colonial, national, customary, guild, tribal non-state, sub-state and state contexts; or 2) supra-state or global ones such as Islamic law and global finance etc. would be a distinct advantage.
Deadline for application: 30 November 2016. Information: https://mei.nus.edu.sg/index.php/web/new-job-opening_tmpl/tenured-associate-or-full-professor-in-legal-pluralism-and-the-middle-east
c) Professorship in Middle East-Asia Studies at any rank, National University of Singapore
We are interested in scholars whose work connects the Middle East with any other part of Asia, in any field or discipline (e.g., history, geography, anthropology, literature, sociology, economics, religion). Knowledge of two or more countries, regions or languages in the Middle East and Asia would be a distinct advantage.
Deadline for application: 30 November 2016. Information: https://mei.nus.edu.sg/index.php/web/new-job-opening_tmpl/open-rank-up-to-tenured-full-professor-in-middle-east-asia-studies
6. Papers for Special Issue: “Theory and Practice: How Islam Alters the Modern World”, Journal of Political Theory and Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies
Whether or not cultures can coexist, the cause(s) of terrorism, whether religio-national identity can change and adapt, are key questions that this issue will analyze. The scope looks at the interactions between different types of peoples (as a product of migration) through a theoretical lens.
Deadline for submissions: 10 February 2017. Information: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2016/09/28/call-for-papers-special-issue-theory-and-practice-how-islam-alters-the-modern-world
7. Papers for Special Issue on: “Installing Islamic Art: Interior Space and Temporal Imagination” for International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA)
Papers are invited that explore the history, culture and politics of the interior space in the field of Islamic art and architecture from the eighteenth century to the present, as well as to those that extend discussion into the future.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2017. Information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/7636/discussions/143810/cfp-installing-islamic-art-interior-space-and-temporal-imagination
8. ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey, 2017–2018
The fields of study cover all periods of history in the general range of the humanities and include humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history.
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10. CALL FOR PAPERS | SYMPOSIA IRANICA
THIRD BIENNIAL CONFERENCE ON IRANIAN STUDIES
Hosted by the University of Cambridge at Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK, 11-12 April 2017
***Deadline: 2 December 2016***
We welcome proposals that engage with any aspect of Iranian studies within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. These include but are not limited to prehistory through to contemporary history; historiography; art and architecture history; anthropology; archaeology; cultural heritage; film studies; music; new media and communication studies; the performing arts; poetry and literature; languages and linguistics; Diaspora studies; international relations and political science; social and political theory; law and legal studies; economics; sociology; philosophy; religions and theology. Comparative themes and interdisciplinary approaches are also very welcome.
Proposals are open to postgraduate students and early career post-doctoral researchers from any disciplinary background:
- Postgraduate students (MA, MPhil, MSt, etc. who are currently enrolled or graduated in 2016);
- PhD students/candidates at any stage of their degree; and
- post-docs subject to graduation within the last three years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).
Persons falling into any of these categories are eligible to submit proposals for an individual paper or pre-arranged panel. PDF forms can be downloaded from the website.
The language of the conference is English. All submissions will undergo double-blind peer review.
Symposia Iranica is Iranian studies’ leading forum for early career scholars. A dedicated, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed platform open to emerging scholars working on any aspect of Iranian or Persian Studies within the arts, humanities, and social sciences, our two previous conferences were hosted by the University of St Andrews at St Mary’s College in 2013 and the University of Cambridge at Downing College in 2015.
The full call for papers is on our website: symposia-iranica.com
Regular updates will be posted to our Facebook page: facebook.com/SymposiaIranica
We gratefully acknowledge the continued support of principal sponsors the British Institute of Persian Studies and the Soudavar Memorial Foundation, and of Pembroke College, Cambridge, the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and the Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies at the University of Cambridge, and The Islamic Manuscript Association.
11. Old Dominion University – Islamic World – Assistant Professor of History
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