Job Opening: Research Assistant for a project on British Islam

Research Assistant
Full details of how to apply at: http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/AHCPR1021
Are you interested in British Islam and its interactions with UK state and society? Do you have experience of working with Muslim organisations, editing reports and websites, as well as organising events, promoting research and gathering feedback? Would you like to work on a collaborative project which aims to have a positive impact on the UK Hajj pilgrimage sector?

You will provide flexible research assistance to Professor Seán McLoughlin, who is working with the Council of British Hajjis to consult pilgrims, Hajj organisers and UK governance authorities as part of the process of writing the first independent report on the Hajj pilgrimage sector in the UK. This effort to develop impact from Prof. McLoughlin’s research is supported by the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

You will hold an honours degree in the social sciences or arts and humanities or a comparable subject. A higher degree with a research component is also desirable. You will have first-hand research or other related experience of engaging with British Muslim communities and organisations, as well as a sound understanding of their relations to UK state and society. You will have strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing, and have the capacity to judge/vary what is required to connect with different audiences and influencers. Strong interpersonal skills and self-motivation are also essential, together with the ability to work independently and flexibly to deadlines as part of a small team. Competence in a community language (e.g. Urdu, Panjabi, etc) is also desirable.

You will need to have the flexibility to work more/less intensively at times but will be able to negotiate working patterns with Prof. McLoughlin. Working from home will sometimes be appropriate. Some limited, fully-funded travelling out of office hours and at weekends e.g. to meet community partners and/or to help at events in the North of England and the English Midlands will also be necessary, as will two overnight stays in London. The position is available immediately.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Seán McLoughlin, Professor of the Anthropology of Islam (Muslim Diasporas)
Email: s.mcloughlin@leeds.ac.ukmailto:s.mcloughlin@leeds.ac.uk

Location:       Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:        Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:       School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science
Category:       Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:         £27,025 to £32,236 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:   30% of full time
Post Type:      Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 July 2019)
Closing Date:   Thursday 13 December 2018
Reference:      AHCPR1021

Poste de professeure: Professeur en théories de la religion

AU DÉPARTEMENT DE SCIENCES DES RELIGIONS

L’entrée en fonction est prévue au 1er juillet 2019 sous réserve des autorisations budgétaires requises.

L’UQAM recherche des candidates et candidats qualifiés afin de renouveler son corps professoral et assurer un développement de qualité dans tous les domaines d’activités.

SOMMAIRE DE LA FONCTION :

  • · Enseignement et encadrement aux trois cycles d’études
  • · Recherche dans le domaine
  • · Services à la collectivité

EXIGENCES :

  • · philosophie ou dans une discipline connexe
  • · Connaissance approfondie des théories de la religion et de leurs fondements philosophiques
  • · Capacité d’articuler une critique épistémologique du croire
  • · Compétence en herméneutique des manifestations contemporaines du religieux
  • · Capacité d’élaborer et de maintenir un programme de recherche subventionnée
  • · Solide dossier de recherche et de publications scientifiques
  • · Expérience en enseignement
  • · Aptitudes dans le domaine du service à la collectivité
  • · Maîtrise du français tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit

DATE D’ENTRÉE EN FONCTION : 1er JUILLET 2019

TRAITEMENT : Selon la convention collective UQAM-SPUQ

L’Université du Québec à Montréal souscrit à un programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi. De ce fait, elle invite les femmes, les autochtones, les membres des minorités visibles, des minorités ethniques et les personnes en situation de handicap qui répondent aux exigences du poste à soumettre leur candidature. Nous encourageons les personnes qui s’identifient à l’un ou l’autre de ces groupes à remplir le Questionnaire d’identification à la présente adresse et à le joindre à leur dossier de candidature : www.rhu.uqam.ca/visiteurs/egalite/QuestionnaireAccesEgalite.pdf

Nous encourageons toutes les candidates, tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler; la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux Canadiennes, Canadiens ainsi qu’aux résidentes, résidents permanents.

Les personnes intéressées sont priées de faire parvenir un curriculum vitae en français, détaillé, daté et signé, incluant trois lettres de recommandation AVANT LE 6 MARS 17 h à:

Madame Marie-Andrée Roy, directrice
Département de sciences des religions
Université du Québec à Montréal
C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8

Study Opportunity (funded): “Religion at the workplace: experiences, beliefs and practices”

Job Opportunity at the University of Southampton: SCDTP Studentship – <https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=1078718CC>

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2019/20 Academic Year.

We invite applications from qualified and highly motivated students to work in the area of religion, diversity, and work and employment. This research project investigates how workers negotiate faith/religious values in a multi-cultural/multi-faith workplace and how they comply/contest practices in the world of work guided by faith-related values and the use of religious artefacts and ceremonies. This interdisciplinary research will pay particular attention to the production of religious artefacts (shrines, effigies, scapulars, prayer cards, saint cards, etc.), and  practices of faith at the work place (dress code, special time off, religious jewellery, dietary requirements, prayer, meditation).

Supervisory Team:

Dr Bindi Shah (B.Shah@soton.ac.uk) and Dr María Villares-Varela (Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology; Faculty of Social Sciences) and Dr Heidi Armbruster (Modern Languages and Linguistics; Faculty of Humanities).

The closing date and time for applications is 11.59pm on 24th January 2019.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at: http://southcoastdtp.ac.uk/apply/

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at scdtp@soton.ac.uk<mailto:scdtp@soton.ac.uk>, or see links below:

Job Opening: Center for the Study of Law and Religion

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.

Deadline: November 23rd.

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.

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/