via CHARLES KURZMAN, UNC-CHAPEL HILL, on SEPTEMBER 15, 2014:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carnegie Fellowships in Support of Arab Region Social Science

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications from early-career social scientists affiliated with universities in the Arab world for semester-long fellowships in Fall 2015.

With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the fellowship offers advanced doctoral candidates or post-doctoral scholars within five years of their Ph.D. an opportunity to work with a faculty mentor at UNC-Chapel Hill, participate in ongoing research groups, and, if they desire, audit graduate seminars. The program is intended to provide an intensive intellectual experience, including advanced methodological training, for Arab social scientists at a formative stage of their career. The selected fellows must be physically based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for the full semester of their fellowship. Fellows will participate in the scholarly activities of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, including the presentation of their research at the Center’s colloquium series.

While any research subject will be considered, applicants working on issues related to food and food security, broadly conceived, may also be considered for a fellowship at UNC’s Global Research Institute and awarded additional privileges at the university, including access to research clusters. Continue reading

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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

The School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University invites applicants for a tenured position as full Professor with research and teaching interests in conflict studies broadly defined. Anticipated start date: August 16, 2015.

We are particularly interested in scholars conducting innovative research in areas related to interstate conflict and intrastate conflict, including civil war, non-state actor violence, insurgency-counterinsurgency, and the intersection of interstate and intrastate conflict. The position is open with respect to methodology, though methodological sophistication, such as advanced statistical, experimental, formal or computational modeling skills, is expected.

The School of Politics and Global Studies grants a Ph.D., M.A., B.S. and B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Global Studies with plans for a Global Studies M.A. The successful candidate will contribute scholarship and teaching to support these programs. The School of Politics and Global Studies values interdisciplinary scholarship, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to affiliate and collaborate with other schools and centers at Arizona State University. The School is also home to vibrant interdisciplinary faculty working groups on conflict and human rights as well as ethno-national and religious politics in which the candidate may choose to participate.

Required qualifications: candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline (e.g., Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Economics); demonstrated excellence in research commensurate with appointment at the level of full professor; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Desired qualifications: evidence of a promising research agenda in the area of conflict studies; a demonstrated past and promise of future ability to generate external funding; strong record of graduate student mentoring.

The application deadline is October 15, 2014; if not filled then every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A complete application must include the following: a letter of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; a complete curriculum vita; and contact information (name, phone number, and email) for three references. All application materials must be received by the deadline and sent to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4423. We will not accept any mailed applicant material, including reference letters; this is an online, paperless search. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER

The University of Colorado Boulder seeks a scholar of Islam for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies to begin August 2015. Candidates are expected to have command of the classical texts of Islamic religion as well as competence in the study of religious thought and practice. Candidates must possess a record or promise of scholarly publishing, relevant linguistic proficiency, and a Ph.D. prior to appointment. Also relevant is a demonstrated ability to teach theoretical and comparative topics in the academic study of religion. The normal teaching load is four courses annually distributed between the Department’s Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts course offerings. Salary, research support, and benefits are competitive. The University of Colorado Boulder is an AAU member institution with a strong commitment to the liberal arts tradition and an emphasis on broad interdisciplinary teaching and research. Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F01646. Please include a letter of application, CV, graduate school transcripts, samples of publications, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, sample syllabi, and at least three letters of recommendation. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For inquiries about this position, please contact Tyson Martinez at Religious.Studies@colorado.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

HAVERFORD COLLEGE 

Haverford College solicits applications for a Sociocultural Anthropologist with a specialization in Environmental Anthropology or Political Ecology, to fill a tenure-track opening in the Department of Anthropology. Specializations can include but are not limited to: urban movements, rural sustainability, political ecology, infrastructure, climate change, food and agriculture, natural resources, electricity, water, mining and resource extraction, disasters and trauma, the politicization of environment, history of environmental movements. While an appointment is anticipated at the beginning assistant professor level, we will also consider strong candidates at the advanced assistant professor level. The successful applicant should have completed the Ph.D. by August, 2015, and have a strong record of research, publishing, and teaching in Environmental Anthropology. S/he will be expected to take a leadership role in our interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program as well as in the Anthropology Department. The successful candidate will train a diverse student body in the use of ethnographic methods for the study of environmental issues, create opportunities for faculty-student research collaboration, teach courses in Environmental Studies and Anthropology, and maintain an active research profile as a sociocultural anthropologist who specializes in environmental issues. The ethnographic region of research is open with preference for Asia, Middle East, or the Americas. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, one writing sample, and names and contact information for three recommenders to apply.interfolio.com/25786.

The writing sample should be article or chapter length. For best consideration please submit applications by October 15, 2014.
Candidates will be interviewed at the AAA Meetings in Washington, D.C. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Georgia Davidis Malone at gdavidisma@haverford.edu.

For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 877-977-8807 or help@interfolio.com.
Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the Colleges educational mission.

BROOKLYN COLLEGE, THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Assistant Professor in Socio-Cultural Anthropology to teach undergraduate courses, pursues an active program of field research, and contributes to existing programmatic strengths. Successful candidate must have the desire and ability to teach at the undergraduate level. Geographic specialization in Africa, Middle East, or North America preferred. Scholars who research addresses questions of economic/political or urban/applied anthropology as well as the ability to demonstrate depth of ethnographic knowledge and the ability to speak to larger issues of theoretical and comparative significance is preferred. Job ID: # 11209.

UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS — PHd POSITION 

PhD position Mecca in Morocco: Negotiating the Meanings of Hajj in Everday Life

(vacancy number: 214261) University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S000482P

Job description

The research project consists of extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Morocco to investigate the meanings and sociocultural embeddedness of pilgrimage to Mecca in contemporary Moroccan society.

The PhD study is one of the subprojects in a larger NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Researchl) funded cooperation between the University of Groningen and the University of Amsterdam for a project that studies modern articulations of pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj/Umra). Approaching pilgrimage from the perspective of ‘lived religion’, the project in which the PhD student will participate addresses the question how references to religiosity, social identifications and self-identity in personal pilgrimage accounts reflect the ways in which the habitus of narrators is informed by various cultural discourses simultaneously.

The PhD student is expected:

· to have an excellent master’s diploma (preferably a Research master) in Cultural Anthropology or another relevant discipline (by 1 November 2014 at latest)
· ample experience with ethnographic fieldwork
· to be ambitious, highly motivated and wishing to make a career in research
· to be fluent in English (both oral and written)
· to have an excellent profiency in (oral) Arabic, preferably the Moroccan-Arabic dialect
· to be able and willing to work in an interdisciplinary environment
· to have the abilities to finish the PhD thesis in four years; i.e. good skills in planning, taking initiatives, academic writing.

For more information, please contact:
dr. Marjo Buitelaar: m.w.buitelaar@rug.nl
(please do not use for applications)

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY — FELLOWSHIP

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is offering one-year fellowships to outstanding scholars of Middle East politics, economics, history, religion, or social developments for the 2015-2016 academic year. This fellowship can be either a post-doctoral position for new PhDs or a research fellowship for assistant professors during a year off from teaching. It would allow junior scholars the flexibility and means to advance a specific research project related to the contemporary Middle East. About the Crown Center: The Crown Center’s research interests encompass the twenty-two members of the Arab League, stretching from Morocco to Iraq, as well as Israel, Turkey, and Iran. The Center’s research focus extends well beyond Arab-Israeli tensions to include Middle East politics and history, Islamic studies, economic and social developments, and regional security and arms control. Eligibility The 2015-2016 junior research fellowship is open to both recent PhDs (as a post-doctoral position) and assistant professors in Middle East related fields. PhD must be completed by September 1, 2015. Terms This fellowship is a one-year appointment beginning September 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016. The stipend for these 10 months will be $45,000. In addition, funding is available for research, travel, and related expenses. Fringe benefits will be available during the appointment period. For more information: http://www.brandeis.edu/crown/search/index.html or email crowncenter@brandeis.edu.

 

Posted in Americas, Anthropology, Asia, Economics, Europe, Islamic Studies & Academia, Job Posting, Middle East & North Africa, Political Science, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Religion.

Via SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM LISTSERV on March 19, 2014:

The University of the South invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Arabic language and culture to begin August 2014. Continue reading

Posted in Anthropology, Arts & Culture, Citizenship, Fellowship, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, International Studies, Language & Literature, Media & Communication, Middle East & North Africa, Muslim Ethics, Muslim Life, Political Science, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences, Sociology.

Via SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM LISTSERV on January 10, 2014:

The Council on Middle East Studies at Yale University is offering a one-year postdoctoral fellowship — with the possibility of renewal for a second year — that will begin on July 1, 2014. Continue reading

Posted in History, Humanities, Islamic Studies & Academia, Islamic Theology & Practice, Middle East & North Africa, Muslim Ethics, Muslim Life, Philosophy, Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

Via SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM LISTSERV on January 10, 2014:

Deadline: January 31, 2014

The publishing house Brill (Leiden) is sponsoring an annual research Fellowship at the Warburg Institute’s Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe. The Fellowship has been made possible by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for publishing, which Brill won in 2012. Continue reading

Posted in Europe, History, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Islamic Studies & Academia, Language & Literature, Medieval Period, Middle East & North Africa, Migration, Post-Doctoral Fellowship.