Category Archives: Job Openings

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
 

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) wishes to appoint highly qualified candidates for up to four new research positions at the doctoral and postdoctoral level. For all the positions, applicants should have a degree in anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, or another relevant social science. Successful applicants’ research interests, experience and publications should be relevant to themes and topics within the Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity (see www.mmg.mpg.de).

Repostings from the AASR: Calls for Papers, Book Announcements, and Job Openings.

Here are the latest event, book, and job announcements from the newsletter of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion

Click the links or visit https://www.aasr.org.au/january-2018/ for information.

Call for Papers

Islamic Ethics and the Trusteeship Paradigm: Interdisciplinary Explorations

Religious Marriages in the Mediterranean Conference 20-21st March 2018

Religion Area for the 9th Annual International Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand July 2-4, 2018

Disputing Religion and Politics Research: How Western/Eurocentric is its Agenda? Hamburg 24-26 August 2018

Populist politics and the minority voice: British Muslims, extremisms and inclusion 19 April 2018

Multiple Religious Identities – Individuals, Communities, Traditions
16th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) / IAHR Regional Conference, Bern 2018

Religions and Identities in the European Migration Crisis – Abstract deadline: January, 31

Post-global Religion, EASR conference 17-21 June in Bern

Academic Publications

Siddiqi, Bulbul (2018) Becoming ‘Good Muslim’: The Tablighi Jamaat in the UK and Bangladesh, Springer

Chakrabarti, Anindita (2018) Faith and Social Movements: Religious Reform in Contemporary India, published by Cambridge University Press

Knut A. Jacobsen (2018) Yoga in Modern Hinduism: Hariharānanda Āraṇya and Sāṃkhyayoga, Routeldge

Foroutan, Y. (2017), Muslim Minority of New Zealand in Global Context: Demographic Perspective, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 37 (4): 511-519.

Račius, Egdūnas (2018) Muslims in Eastern Europe, Edinburgh University Press

Academic Positions

Four Ph.D. research fellowships available at MF-Norwegian    School of Theology

Two vacancies as postdoc at MF-Norwegian School of Theology, with effect from 1st of September 2018

(Thanks to Dr Milad Milani)

Job Opening in Indigenous Religions

Associate professor in religious studies (with a focus on indigenous religions)

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway has a vacant permanent fulltime position as associate professor in religious studies. The position is affiliated to the Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies, and Theology.

A prerequisite for the vacant position is documented competence in religious studies (through training and/or comprehensive experience in research and teaching). The candidate must have expertise in contemporary indigenous religion(s) in one or more cultural contexts and geographical regions that are not covered already at the department (already covered regions are Sápmi and Central America), including substantial fieldwork experience, relevant linguistic skills, as well as historical and other contextual knowledge. The candidate should also have a strong commitment to further develop methodological approaches and theoretical understandings of indigenous religion(s) in ethically responsible ways. The candidate must be able and willing to teach and supervise students at all levels from bachelor to PhD in a wide variety of topics in the study of religion.

In addition, expertise in one or more of the following fields/topics is desirable: legal and rights issues; environmentalism and climate concerns; politics and activism; identity formation; nation building; colonialism and post-colonialism; performance; materiality; media; translation; art; education; economy; tourism; interaction between local, national, and global actors and levels; and the history of the study of indigenous religion(s).

Relevant teaching experience is mandatory. Teaching experience at all levels from bachelor to PhD is an advantage. Experience with national and international collaboration in research projects is also an asset, likewise the proven ability to initiate and successfully lead research projects.

Application deadline: 14 February 2018

For more details, see https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/145427/associate-professor-in-religious-studies-with-a-focus-on-indigenous-religions

Job Opening: Assistant/Associate Professor of the Study Religions

https://en.academicpositions.fi/ad/university-of-helsinki/2017/assistant-professor-associate-professor-professor-of-study-of-religions/106545?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=Job+alerts

The field of the professorship is empirical and comparative study of religious traditions.  The study of religions involves empirical and comparative research on religious phenomena and traditions from a religion-neutral perspective and with a focus on empirical field work. At the University of Helsinki, students can pursue the study of religions at both the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Theology. At the Faculty of Arts, the study of religions will be included as of the beginning of 2018 in the new multicultural Department of Cultures.

The successful applicant may be appointed to a permanent professorship or a fixed-term associate/assistant professorship (tenure track system), depending on his or her qualifications and career stage.

A professor will carry out and supervise scientific research, provide teaching based on it, follow developments in research and participate in societal interaction in his/her field and in international cooperation.
He or she shall also participate in the development of teaching and acquire research funding.

An appointee to the position of assistant/associate professor within the tenure track system shall hold a doctoral degree, have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work and have the teaching skills necessary for the position. In addition, applicants for assistant professorships shall demonstrate their capability and motivation as regards an academic career through publications and other means.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications a single PDF file that includes the following documents in English:
1) A curriculum vitae
2) A report (max. 5 pages) on pedagogical expertise
3) A report (max. 5 pages) on the applicant’s research activities
(including activities in scientific communities, the acquisition of
research funding and international scholarly work)
4) A report (1-2 pages) on how the applicant intends to develop his or
her research and focus his or her activities, if appointed
5) A list of publications.
For instructions see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-arts/faculty/instructions-to-appli….