The Special Programme Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements has entered its final phase. The next and penultimate deadline for applications is May 24, 2017.
The funding initiative is aimed at researchers who, with an eye to current developments, are examining the emergence of political movements in the Islamic world at the national and/or transnational level. The programme takes a look at the dynamics between Islamic teachings, Islamism, nationalism and transnational orientations and environments. Scientific discussion of the countries and regions of the Islamic world should bring together expertise possessing regional and thematic focus in order to allow the problems associated with areas of conflict to be expounded upon, particularly with regards to global influences and processes of cultural exchange. The research programme addresses scholars of all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
The individual research areas are:
1. Historical and present day Islamic systems of society and state
2. The concept of nation, national movements and nationalism in Islamic civilisation
3. Islamic fundamentalism or Islamic emancipation?
4. Transnational civil society movements in the Islamic world
5. Islamic states in the international world system.
Further information on the research areas, the nature and scope of support as well as the application procedure is available online at:
We would be grateful if you could please draw attention to the funding initiative through other suitable means. Please contact us at any time with any queries.
Stanford University, California- United States (Deadline: 2/20/17)
Stanford University’s Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and Department of Religious Studies invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral position on Islam in North America. We seek intellectually ambitious candidates with interdisciplinary aptitude. Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to:
- Islam and slavery in North America and the Atlantic World
– material culture and religious expression of Muslims in North America
– social/political experience of the Muslim diaspora in North America
– co-constitution of religion, race, gender, and class in North American Muslim identity and representation
The postdoctoral fellow will teach two undergraduate-level courses each year in the Religious Studies Department, pursue his/her own research agenda, and organize a set of academic events in the 2nd year. Ideally, one of the courses each year will provide an introduction to some of the most important features of Islam through an analysis of major theories and methods in the academic study of religion. The fellow will actively contribute to the intellectual life on campus, and collaborate closely with the colleagues at the Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.
A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or in a related field (such as Anthropology, History, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, American Studies) is required by the time of appointment on September 1, 2017. The recipient may not be more than five years beyond the receipt of doctoral degree on September 1, 2017. Compensation includes an annual salary of $65,000, health insurance coverage, a $1,500 research fund per year, and a $5,000 programming fund.
Application materials should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8717 . Please submit a cover letter, CV (highlighting your educational background, teaching experience, publications), 2-page description of your research plans, two draft course syllabi, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted directly to AcademicJobsOnline.
For full consideration, materials should be received by February 20, 2017. Further inquiries shall be addressed to Dr. Burçak Keskin-Kozat (Associate Director of the Abbasi Program) at email@example.com.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.
Burcak Keskin-Kozat, Ph.D. / Associate Director / The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
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Theology and Religious Studies (TRS) at the University of Leeds invites applications from academically excellent candidates for several Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded PhD studentships commencing 2017-18.
The deadline for applications is 1 February 2017.
TRS at Leeds represents an internationally excellent and world-leading environment for postgraduate research: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/coursefinder/25081/Masters_by_Research_and_PhD_in_Theology_and_Religious_Studies?from=20042&categoryID=20042
Areas of supervision offered in Islamic Studies focus on all aspects of the study of Muslims in Britain, Europe and the West, Christian-Muslim Relations, as well as the ethnography of contemporary religion, politics and culture in Muslim societies. For examples of theses completed or in progress please see: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/profile/20049/416/seán_mcloughlin/2
Applicants for an AHRC scholarship must have applied first for a place of study in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science. Correspondence regarding the suitability of candidates and application procedures should be directed in the first instance to the TRS Postgraduate Research Tutor, Dr Seán McLoughlin (email@example.com), and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
N.B. AHRC Studentship application forms and details of how to apply are only available from the AHRC White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) website: http://wrocah.ac.uk/new-student/ahrc-competition/. WRoCAH is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/news/article/4720/white_rose_phd_studentships_at_leeds
Dr Seán McLoughlin
Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Muslim Cultures, Politics & Societies
School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science
University of Leeds, LS2 9JT
I once again would like to direct your attention to the current announcement of two PhD scholarships offered by the Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at LMU München.
We are still accepting applications; the deadline is October 16. You can find more information on our homepage:
Dr. Simone Heidegger
Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies
Three collaborating research fellowships/postdocs on the theme “Religion and Migration: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy”
- Time period January 1st 2017 – May 31st 2018 (17 months)
75% of full-time working time
The research fellowships will be part of the multidisciplinary research programme The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy (IMPACT) at Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre (CRS), Uppsala University. Last application date September 15th 2016. For further details and full announcement see: