1.From Malacca to Manchester: Curating Islamic Collections Worldwide (23–24 Feb., Manchester, UK)
2. Panel: “Beyond Karbala: Theorizing Shiʿi Materiality”, German Association for the Study of Religion, Marburg, 13-16 September 2017
This panel invites to think about how theoretical assumptions and academic approaches towards Shiʿi materiality can be made fruitful to contribute to a broader understanding of Shiʿism, and account for non-binary views. While doing so the panel tries to assess Iranian and non-Iranian forms of Shiʿi materiality alike.
Deadline for abstracts: 22 January 2017. Information: Christian Funke (email@example.com) and Robert Langer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
3. Visiting Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
Candidates with expertise in Islam in any period or region are encouraged to apply, although the Classical Period is preferred. Knowledge of relevant languages is required. Familiarity with the discipline of Religious Studies is desirable, as is knowledge of the social, political, and historical study of Islamic civilizations. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.
Deadline for application: 30 January 2017. Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8720
4. Associate Professor of Islamic History, University of Oxford
The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of publication and research. With a record of successful undergraduate teaching and the ability to lecture to a mixed audience, you will demonstrate a high degree of expertise in the Arabic language and the ability to instruct students in the use primary sources in Arabic. Candidates must have a doctorate in the field of Islamic History.
Deadline for application: 10 February 2017. Information: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/academic/index/ac22979j/
5. McGill Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies (Focus on Middle East Studies), Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
This fellowship is a one-year appointment for a recent Ph.D. (within the past five years) who has either received a bachelor’s degree from a non-North American university or else has lived for a substantial period outside the United States.
Deadline for application: 1 February 2017. Information: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/1229
6. Andrew Rippin Best Paper Prize, International Qur’anic Studies Association
In honor of Andrew Rippin, the IQSA will award a prize to the best paper delivered at the 2016 Annual Meeting in San Antonio by a graduate student or early career scholar. The prize winner will receive $250 and an expanded and edited version of the paper will qualify for publication in the Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association 2 (2017).
Deadline for abstracts: 5 January 2017. Information: https://iqsaweb.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/andrew-rippin-best-paper-prize/
7. Articles for the Canadian Journal for Middle East Studies
The Canadian Journal for Middle East Studies, CJMES is a print and online academic journal published by Institute for Middle East Studies, Canada. We are interested in articles that focus on the Middle East in a wide range of contexts, and encourage articles from humanities and social science perspectives.
Deadline for articles: 30 March 2017. Information: www.imesc.org/index.php?cmd=view_event&id=13
8. The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for The Daryabari Professor of Iranian Studies (at the rank of tenured associate professor or tenure track assistant professor), with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.
Applications are encouraged from scholars with rigorous training in the history and culture of Iran (broadly defined), a strong record of distinguished research and publication, and demonstrated excellence in teaching (at both undergraduate and graduate levels). Since the successful candidate will be leading departmental and campus efforts to build a vibrant interdisciplinary program of Iranian studies, a strong interest in, commitment to, and capacity for program building are also necessary. Period of specialization within Iranian Studies is open. Preference will be given to individuals focusing on ancient Iranian studies. Preference will also be given to applicants with a strong interdisciplinary emphasis.
Minimum Basic Qualification: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field of Iranian Studies, completed by the application date; demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.
Additional qualifications: mastery of relevant primary source languages, to be met by the appointment start date.
Preferred qualifications: commitment to program building; and willingness to actively participate in the NES Department and affiliated interdisciplinary programs.
Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter that includes current and future research plans and teaching philosophy; 2) a current C.V.; 3) a writing sample (no more than twenty-five pages); and 4) three letters of reference. When applying, applicants will be asked to provide contact information for referees, and must then request letters through the application system. Additional writing and teaching materials will be solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.
Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ([ http://] http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html ) prior to submitting their letters.
Applications must be received by March 3, 2017. Please direct inquiries to: email@example.com.
Where to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01240
9. ISOA course of “Heritage of Islamic Persian Architecture”
ISOA is a private academic art center which holds training courses in order to familiarize professors and students of all around the world with different fields of Islamic art. On July 2-11, 2017 ISOA is going to hold a ten day course on “Heritage of Islamic Persian Architecture”. This Program is going to be held in five cities of Tehran, Isfahan, Kashan, Yazd and Qom and is going to accomplish the following programs:
Learning philosophical bases of Islamic architecture
Introducing and discussing various texts of Islamic architecture
Visiting museums and the great masterpieces of Islamic architecture in Iran
Getting acquainted with the Islamic- Iranian culture (through visiting Bazars, mosques, religious centers and etc.)
For more detailed information see http://www.isoacourses.com/
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