Category Archives: Job Openings

Job Opening: Assistant Professor Position in Urban Sociology

Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Sociology seeks to fill an Assistant Professor tenure-stream position beginning in Fall 2019. We are especially interested in hiring a candidate whose primary expertise in urban sociology whose substantive interests contribute to areas of department need such as environmental sociology, race, or religion with a methodological specialty in ethnography.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly publication, grant-writing, and excellence in teaching.

Loyola is a nationally recognized research university in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The Department of Sociology is located on Loyola’s attractive Lakeshore Campus, has a well-established doctoral program as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Inquiries should be addressed to Professor Rhys Williams, Chair of Search Committee, Dept. of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, 1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL, 60660 or rwilliams7@luc.edu.

Candidates must register their application and submit an electronic CV, a cover letter and statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a teaching portfolio, and a writing sample at www.careers.luc.edu. Three letters of reference should be logged on to the website or sent as hard copy to the address above. Review of applications will begin November 10, 2018, continuing until the position is filled.

Job Opening: Digital Scholarship Fellow

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University is hiring a Digital Scholarship Fellow to lead the Center’s development of innovative digital scholarship tools for research, scholarly collaboration, publication, dissemination, and pedagogy.

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion is a global leader in the field of law and religion. Founded at Emory University in 1982, the Center’s mission is to produce and promote path-breaking scholarship, teaching, and public programs on the interaction of law and religion around the world. To fulfill this mission, the Center offers six degree programs and dozens of courses, edits three book series and the Journal of Law and Religion, and runs international and interdisciplinary research projects.

To learn more about the Center, visit https://cslr.law.emory.edu.

To apply, visit https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/26839/job.

Job Description

The Digital Scholarship Fellow leads the Center for the Study of Law and Religion’s development of innovative digital scholarship tools for research, scholarly collaboration, publication of research, dissemination of research, and pedagogy. The Fellow is responsible for maintaining and improving the Center’s current online platforms, including the Center’s website and social media; researching and introducing new developments and best practices in digital scholarship to the Center; collaborating with Center leadership to incorporate digital scholarship into the Center’s scholarly initiatives; and collaborating with faculty teaching in law and religion to incorporate digital scholarship into classroom pedagogy.

The Digital Scholarship Fellow will report to the Managing Director. This is a three-year fellowship with renewal and promotion subject to review of the position and performance after year two.

Position Duties

  • Maintain the Center’s current online platforms including website maintenance and posting of new content to the website; distribution of email communication; and social media communications.
  • Develop and implement a digital communications strategy for the Center, to include an audit and proposals for use of social media, email communications, and the Center website.
  • Research and propose new tools or methods for accomplishing the Center’s goals of promoting research, disseminating scholarship, and building collaborative academic conversations in law and religion.
  • Consult with Center leadership, including focus area leaders, to identify possibilities for digital scholarship during the development of new initiatives and projects.
  • Collaborate with teaching faculty to incorporate digital scholarship into the classroom.
  • Serve as a resource for affiliated scholars interested in developing digital scholarship tools for research, publication, or pedagogy.
  • Engage with the Center for Digital Scholarship and other Emory University units to leverage the resources for digital scholarship available at Emory University.
  • Attend professional conferences and meetings on digital scholarship and digital humanities.
  • May teach or co-teach courses.
  • May publish scholarly or popular manuscripts on innovations, best practices, and developments in digital scholarship.

Required Qualifications

  • JD, PhD, or equivalent degree in a field related to the Center’s scholarship, such as legal studies, religious studies, theology, political science, or philosophy.
  • Demonstrated engagement with academic scholarship through publications or academic presentations.
  • Knowledge and experience in developing or maintaining a website.
  • Knowledge and experience in using social media platforms.
  • Knowledge and experience in the area of digital scholarship or digital humanities.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies and software programs.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work with a team of professional staff and faculty.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven ability to secure project-based grant funding.
  • Prior experience with Cascade CMS, Salesforce CRM, and/or email marketing software.
  • Classroom or online teaching experience.

Posting is scheduled to close Nov. 9, 2018

To apply, visit https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/26839/job.

Postdoc: The Study of Islam and Muslims in Canada

Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Description of duties: The Institute of Islamic Studies invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship on the study of Islam and Muslims in Canada. This post-doctoral fellow will be primarily responsible for pursuing independent scholarship and research on the study of Islam and Muslims in Canada. The post-doctoral fellow would also organize a monthly research-oriented workshop on the central theme; and support Institute research incubation on the central theme. The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Salary: $45,000 CAD plus benefits per year.

Please note that should the minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement fall below the rates stated in this posting, the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Required qualifications: The successful applicant should have high level interdisciplinary analytic capability related to the theme, a demonstrated ability of independent research excellence, and the capacity to work collaboratively on a team of researchers. Applicants in the humanities and social sciences that examine the core thematic area are preferred. The final candidate must have a PhD by 1 July 2019.

Application instructions: For full consideration, applications must be submitted electronically to islamicstudies@utoronto.ca by the application closing date. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter with a research statement; (2) a complete curriculum vitae; (3) a writing sample; (4) names and email addresses for three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. Applications will be reviewed as received and the position will remain open until filled. However, no hiring decision will be made prior to ten working days following the date the vacancy was posted.

To ensure full consideration, applicants should be received by the closing date of October 1, 2018.

Supervisor: Anver M. Emon, Director, Institute of Islamic Studies

Expected start date: August 15, 2019
Term: two-year term, ending August 14, 2021

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.  This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Four Job Openings in the U.K., Canada, and Finland

Lecturer in Public Policy
Lancaster University, Department of Politics Philosophy and Religion

Lecturer in International Relations and Diplomacy
Lancaster University, Department of Politics Philosophy and Religion

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Spiritualities
University of Toronto, Department for the Study of Religion

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts

Fellowship Programme, University of Durham

New fellowship programme – calling for applications for the first fellow (deadline 30 September 2018).

Durham University has just launched the Mohamed Ali Foundation Fellowship programme, linked to the Abbas Hilmi II Papers which are deposited at Durham University Library. Digital copies of the Papers are also held at the American University and CULTNAT in Cairo. The fellowship carries a grant, accommodation and meals, and the first residency (14 Jan-22 Mar 2019) will be a valuable research and publication opportunity for an established specialist on 19th and early 20th-century Egypt: more details are provided in the attached notices.
Attached are a media release, an advert for the role of the first fellow, and a document more fully describing the role and responsibilities of this position. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2018. Enquiries may be directed to maf.fellow@durham.ac.uk.
This information is also available online at https://www.dur.ac.uk/library/asc/abbashilmi/

Job Opening: Post-Doc on Clerical Authority in Transhational Shii Islam

The Department of Theology and Religion seeks to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on the ERC-funded project ‘Creating an Alternative umma: Clerical Authority and Religio-political Mobilisation in Transnational Shii Islam (ALTERUMMA)’ project, led by Professor Oliver Scharbrodt. This interdisciplinary project investigates the transformation of Shii Islam in the Middle East and Europe since the 1950s. The research fellow will investigate the role of exilic and diasporic networks and their hubs (e.g. Kuwait, Damascus, London etc.) in the transnational mobilisation of Twelver Shii communities in the last 50 years.

The research fellow will have PhD on a topic related to thematic remit of the post (e.g. transnational religio-political activism in the contemporary Middle East), a very good command of Arabic, a high level analytical capability, as well as a demonstrated ability to work independently to the very highest levels of research excellence.

The Department of Theology and Religion has an outstanding international reputation in the study of all types of religion in the contemporary world, including inter-cultural theology, textual studies, pentecostal and charismatic studies, inter-religious relations, Islamic studies and Quaker studies. The department came second in the country in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and is home to a number of important research groups and projects. As a member of Department, the research fellow will join a lively and flourishing department where they will enjoy opportunities for intellectual and other leadership in a collegiate and highly ambitious research community.

Further information about the project: http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211385_en.html

This is a full-time post with duration of three years, with an anticipated start date of January 2019.

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,799 to £38,832. With potential progression once in post to £41,212 a year.

To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference 59423 in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs

Valuing excellence; sustaining investment

Informal enquiries should be directed to Oliver Scharbrodt at O.Scharbrodt@bham.ac.uk

Post-Doc Positions: Center for Islamic Studies (UK)

The Centre of Islamic Studies is looking for two Post-Docs to work as Research and Outreach Associates in the Centre of Islamic Studies, to begin in September 2018. The posts are two-year, fixed-term positions.

The successful candidates will each design and conduct independent and original research into themes relating to Islam in the global age. Proposals relating to Islam or Muslim life in Europe and the United Kingdom are particularly welcome. We are looking for applicants from across the world and can give advice on getting visas where these are applicable.

For more information and to apply for these great posts please see the university job site here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17228/

The closing date for applications is 20th June and it is anticipated that interviews will be held by the end of July 2018.

Informal enquiries and requests for Further Particulars may be addressed to Dr Paul Anderson at the Centre of Islamic Studies: cis@cis.cam.ac.uk.

2 PhD positions in Bern

Dear Colleagues,
The Institute for the Science of Religion at the University of Bern is offering 2 full-time PhD positions starting 1 July 2018 to work on the research project “The Legacy of the 1960s and 1970s: Religious and Scientific Entanglements.”
The attachment provides information about the project and the application process.
Kind regards,
Andrea Rota

2 PhD positions on Religion and Politics

The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the
University of Oslo announces two PhD positions in the field of religion
and politics (3 year fulltime research fellowship, connected to the
projects ‘Mobile Muslims/Invisible Islam’ and ‘Stories of Heritage’).
The deadline for applications is April 3rd. Please find detailed
information here:

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/147551/two-doctoral-research-fellowships-in-religion-and-politics

Lecturer Position in Religions of South Asia

Lecturer Position in Religions of South Asia
 
The Department of Religious Studies in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Religions of South Asia. Required teaching would include survey courses on Religion in India and Religion in Asia and upper-level courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization.  Scholars whose work extends to the Indian diaspora, involves issues of social justice, and/or addresses the relationship of religion and health are especially encouraged.  We welcome candidates whose teaching and research interests contribute to the thematic clusters in the department and who can form connections with colleagues in allied departments, programs, and centers at the University. PhD is expected at time of appointment. The position is outside the tenure stream and starts September 1, 2018, pending budgetary approval. The initial contract is for three years and is renewable. The Dietrich School has a career development path for non-tenure-stream faculty with the possibility of promotions within the rank of Lecturer. 
 
To apply, please submit a letter of application describing current and future teaching and research directions, including a statement on your contributions to diversity; C.V.; one article-length scholarly writing sample; two sample syllabi; evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations); and contact information for three references online to  https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MjIy For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery.  In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 20, 2018. For additional information about the position, contact relgst@pitt.edu The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled