1. The Middle East Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South
Asian and African Studies at Columbia University invite applications for
an appointment as Arcapita Visiting Professor of Modern Arab Studies for
a one-semester position for the fall 2017 or spring 2018 semester. The
position may be filled at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor,
Visiting Associate Professor, or Visiting Professor. We are interested
in candidates whose field of research and teaching is in history,
culture, or social sciences of the modern Arab world. The incumbent will
be expected to teach two courses in this field, to participate in the
activities of the Middle East Institute and to give a brown bag lecture
and other such public lectures as may be appropriate. The position
offers competitive remuneration.
All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online
Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS)
For inquiries about the position, please contact Astrid Benedek at
2. Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture
This position is full-time academic year, limited to 06-24-2018 with extension contingent upon funding approval. The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a renewable Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture beginning academic year 2017-2018. URI’s Arabic program is communicative, proficiency-oriented and integrates the teaching of spoken colloquial Arabic (currently Levantine Arabic) with the teaching of Modern Standard Arabic. The program currently offers a minor with a major in Arabic Language and Culture in development. Teach a total of 12 credits per semester, typically in the form of 3 four-credit courses, and will assist the Arabic section with program development, program promotion, course coordination and extra-curricular activities. Lecturer will teach undergraduate courses at all levels, from beginning language courses to advanced content courses taught in the Arabic language, and potentially English-language content courses on cultural topics in the Arabic-speaking world depending on qualifications.
Visit the URI jobs website at: https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for job posting (F00024). Application Deadline: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by February 10, 2017. Second consideration will be given to applications received by February 25, 2017. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (February 25, 2017) may not be given full consideration.
3. The South Asian Muslim Studies Association (SAMSA)
invites you to share your research findings on SAMSA-organized panels at two conferences, the first is at the 46th Annual Conference on South Asia, organized by the Center for South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, October 26-29, 2017 (the deadline for the submission of proposals is ten weeks away—April 1, 2017), and the second conference is not scheduled until March of next year (2018) but the proposal deadline will be early August 2017. It is the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies and it will be held in Washington, DC, March 22-25, 2018.
At Madison, SAMSA will be applying once again to host a Pre-Conference to be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017. This year the theme for the proposed Pre-Conference is “Postcolonial Scholarship at 70: Seven Decades of Research on South Asian Muslims 1947-2017.” If approved by the Center for South Asian Studies the Pre-Conference it will be held at the Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin.
We would like to invite you to present your research on any theme related to South Asian Muslim studies from a historical to a contemporary perspective and from any disciplinary viewpoint. We seek papers from established scholars and from doctoral candidates. We would also like to invite you to submit papers to be published in its “SAMSA Collected Papers” series. The theme for Volume 1 is the same as the proposed Pre-Conference: “Postcolonial Scholarship at 70: Seven Decades of Research on South Asian Muslims 1947-2017.” Even if you are not planning on presenting your research at Madison or Washington, you are still invited to submit a chapter for the volume.
Please send us a tentative title and a one-paragraph abstract for either of the conferences or for Volume 1 of the “SAMSA Collected Papers” series. The Pre-Conference Program Co-Chairs are Roger D. Long, Eastern Michigan University (Rlong@emich.edu), M. Raisur Rahman, Wake Forest University (firstname.lastname@example.org ), and Sanaa Riaz, Metropolitan State University, Denver (email@example.com ).
In addition, SAMSA organizes panel proposals for the Madison conference held on the three days following the pre-conference, that is, on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you have an individual paper or a panel proposal related to any aspect of South Asian Muslim studies that you would like to be on the conference program on the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, please contact us. The SAMSA President, Laura Dudley Jenkins, University of Cincinnati (Laura.Jenkins@uc.edu ), coordinates these panel proposals.
The second conference for which SAMSA will be submitting panel proposals is the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. It will be held in Washington, DC, March 22-25, 2018. If you have an individual paper or a panel on any theme related to South Asian Muslim studies, SAMSA would like to hear from you. The SAMSA President, Laura Dudley Jenkins, University of Cincinnati (Laura.Jenkins@uc.edu ), will also be coordinating SAMSA panel proposals for the AAS Annual Meeting.
For all queries and expressions of interest please contact Roger Long at Rlong@emich.edu .
4. Conference: “Islam ‒ Knowledge ‒ Power. Interactions from a Theological and Historical Perspective”, Swiss Centre for Islam and Society, University of Fribourg, 22-23 February 2017
The conference aims to reflect on the development of Islamic knowledge and its relationship with the discursive and political order. In doing so, both historical and contemporary issues are raised.
Deadline for registration: 14 February 2017. Information: http://www.unifr.ch/webnews/content/159/file/A6-5_Tagung_IKP(1).pdf
5. MA Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World
The aim of the MA Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World is to provide international graduate students with a thorough understanding of the deep and diverse links between the Muslim, Jewish and Christian intellectual contributions during the medieval period. The program is characterised by a strongly research-driven, interdisciplinary and interreligious approach with an emphasis on primary texts in original language (Arabic). Students will be trained and mentored by internationally renowned guest lecturers who are counted among the leading experts in their respective fields of research.
The primarily web-based MA program also includes three face-to-face sessions in Cordoba (prov.) and Berlin per academic year during which the students and teachers will actually come together for discussion, teaching and examination. Freie Universität Berlin offers this one-year, full-time MA program of 60 ECTS to an expected number of 20 students, many of whom are from the region of the Middle East. The language of instruction is English.
Application period for the academic year 2017/18 is from 15 April until 31 May 2017.
6. ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD. The Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the arts of the Islamic world, to start July 1, 2017. We seek a scholar whose work emphasizes methodological innovation as well as connections between Islamic and other traditions, and who is interested in cross-field collaboration within the department and the university. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment required. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
Please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample publication, and names and contact information for three referees online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02631. For more information, contact Prof. Dell Upton (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Search Committee. Application deadline: December 15, 2016.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)
7.Rum Seljuq Architecture, 1170-1220
The Patronage of Sultans
8. Registration for the upcoming conference From Malacca to Manchester: Curating Islamic Collections Worldwide(Manchester Museum, UK, 22-24 February 2017) is now open. For more information and to book please follow this link: http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on/events/malaccatomanchester/.
9. Summer School: The Arabic Manuscript: Codicology, Palaeography, and History
Tunis, National Library, July 10-15, 2017.
The number of participants is limited. Preregistration is compulsory. Masters’ students, PhD
candidates, librarians and researchers working on Arabic manuscripts will be given priority. Please send a short CV and cover letter to email@example.com before April 30, 2017.
10. National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute:
Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400-1800)
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Institute Dates: June 19 – July 7, 2017
Host Institution: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN USA
11. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Qur’anic Studies, 6th and 7th March, 2017, at Tehran (Iran). The deadline for submitting paper(s) is 3th February, 2017.
For more information about the conference, please visit our website at http://muslimstudents.ir/en-research or connect us by our e-mail address: Iqsc2017@gmail.com . You may also connect firstname.lastname@example.org.
telegram channel: @quran_indisciplinary
- Arabic expert: Mrs Dr. Saeedeh Birjandy, email@example.com
- Persian expert: Ms Reyhaneh Kazemi. firstname.lastname@example.org
- English expert: Ms Shaghayegh Ebrauhimie, email@example.com
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