Job Opening: Philosophy and Religious Studies

The department, Philosophy and Religious Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, invites applications from qualified individuals for a 3-year, full time postdoc position with teaching duties (app. 1/3).

We’re looking for someone with documented research qualifications within the study of religion in the Middle East.

For details, please see:

Call for Applications

Call for Applications 
reference number 11/2017 
The Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt invites applications for two full-time positions with the research project “Cities in the History of Religion”, directed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke, to be filled at the earliest possible date: 
Research Fellow 
Pay category E 13 TV-L (100 %) 
Area of Responsibility 
• Taking part in the ongoing work of the research 
• conducting monographic research highly relevant to the topic of “Cities in the History of Religion in the Roman imperial period”, with a focus on Religious Studies 
• organizing academic conferences 
• teaching load according to the Thuringian Guidelines (Thüringer Lehrverpflichtungs-ordnung), about 120 hours per year 
• habilitation 
Further information about the Max Weber Center and the Research Group is available at
• Outstanding PhD degree in Religious Studies, Classical Philology, Ancient History, Archaeology, History of Christianity or related fields 
• Active participation in the research project “Cities in the History of Religion” with a monographic research project 
• Advanced English language skills (English is the working language of the project) 
• Basic German language skills and willingness to teach in German 
• Knowledge of the relevant source languages 
To conduct research relevant for writing a habilitation thesis or other comparable qualification at the University of Erfurt in cooperation with the Max Weber Center, it is obligatory to be affiliated with the Max Weber Center as a full member (“Kollegiat”) and to participate in the Center’s interdisciplinary programme (in German and English). 
As positions for academic qualifications, these are fixed-term positions that may be filled for a duration of up to five years depending on the legal and personal requirements according to the Law on Temporary Employment in Higher Education (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz). The minimum criteria for appointment are set out in § 84 paragraph 4 of the Thuringian Higher Education Act. For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke ( 
The University of Erfurt is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the Thuringian Equal Opportunities Act (Thüringer Gleichstellungsgesetz). Handicapped applicants are given preference in case of equal qualification. 
Application Deadline 
Please submit your application stating reference number 11/2017 (incl. your CV, copies of your final high school and university degrees, a copy of your PhD thesis and up to three further publications) as well as an outline of the research project you would like to pursue (5-10 pages) as pdf-files by 30 March 2017 to: 
The University of Erfurt does not refund any application expenses. 

Bourse postdoctorale – Fonds Gérard-Dion – Concours 2017 /Postdoctoral Fellowship – Fonds Gérard-Dion – 2017 edition

Le Fonds Gérard-Dion <>, consacré à la
recherche portant sur les faits religieux, invite la participation à son
concours annuel de la bourse postdoctorale. D’une durée de 12mois, la
bourse s’adresse notamment à une personne provenant de l’extérieur et
détentrice depuis moins de trois ans d’un doctorat d’une université
reconnue au Canada ou à l’étranger. Les qualités recherchées sont
l’aptitude au développement d’un projet de recherche comparée (autre pays /
Canada , Canada / Québec) et le désir de se constituer chercheur ou
chercheuse en résidence de l’Université Laval (Québec, Canada).

Pour plus ample information :

*Date limite de dépôt des candidatures :  17 mars 2017. *


Dedicated to research on religion, ‘Fonds Gerard-Dion’
<> currently invites applications for its
annual post-doctoral Fellowship. Eligible candidates to this twelve-month
fellowship must have obtained a PhD within the past three years from any
internationally recognized university.  Relevant qualifications are
interest in developing research project (comparative, Canada / Québec ) and
the desire to be an in-residence researcher at Université Laval in Québec
city, Canada.

For more information :

*Deadline: March 17th, 2017.*

Assistant Professor at the Centre for Comparative Theology

The University of Lucerne is the youngest university in Switzerland. The roots of the Faculty of Theology extend back into the 16th century. On the foundation of the Judeo-Christian tradition, professors conduct research and lecture on individual theological disciplines in an interdisciplinary dis-course with other related academic fields. The faculty recognises that the local church and the world church are connected and sees ecumenical and interreligious dialogue as a top priority. In Switzerland, the faculty takes a leading role in training theologians.

The Faculty of Theology at the University of Lucerne (Switzerland) seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Comparative Theology (50%) with immediate effect.

The assistant professor would represent the field of Islamic theology in re-search and teaching. The position is initially limited to 5 years. Candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree and a project of a postdoctoral habilitation or an equivalent qualification. Good English skills are required.

In the interests of increasing the percentage of women in the University of Lucerne’s research and teaching activities, applications from women are expressly encouraged.

Please send applications with the usual documentation (in particular: CV, academic certificates, academic teaching activities, higher education didactics certificates, list of publications, research specialisations) both in printed form and on a CD to the University of Lucerne, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Frohburgstrasse 3, Postfach 4466, CH-6002 Lucerne by 20.02.2017. Printed documents will not be returned; please do not send any original documents.

Five Post-Doctoral and Doctoral Fellows: “Religion & Ethnic Diversity”

We are happy to announce that the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity is advertising 5 research posts:

We would be very grateful if you could pass this website and attached notice on to excellent young scholars within your networks.

Post-Doc: “Striking from the Margins: Religion, State and Disintegration in the Middle East”

Dear Friends of the CEU Center for Religious Studies,

The CEU Center for Religious Studies is pleased to announce a call for applications for the project Striking from the Margins: Religion, State and Disintegration in the Middle East, which launched this September 2016.

Please find attached the call for applications.

Please feel free to pass this on to anyone you feel might have an interest in applying to distributing to other interested parties.

You can find out more about the project on our website:

Please let me know if I can provide you with any further details. 

Apologies for any cross-posting.

Best regards,


Esther Holbrook          


Center for Religious Studies


Central European University

1051 Budapest, Nador u. 11 Room 211
Phone: +36 1  327-3000 ex.2170
Fax: +36 1 327-3191

Job Opening in Christian and Islamic Studies, Louvain

An academic position in Christian and Islamic studies (1 EFT)

Vacancy Reference : 10731 / TECO 001 / 2017 (to be quoted in any correspondence)

The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured full time position in

Christian and Islamic studies

The successful candidate will carry out research in the field of dialogue between Christianity and Islam. He or she will have teaching assignments in both Christian theology and Islamic studies.

Special qualification

An university training in islamic studies is an asset.

Starting date : 1st  September, 2017

Further information :
Professor Eric Gaziaux, dean TECO –
Professor Louis-Léon Christians, research director RSCS  –

Localization :

Humanities Sector
Faculty of Theology

Religions, Spiritualities, Cultures, Societies ( 

General conditions

Tasks : the applicant will:
– be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
– supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD students;
– be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
– contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
– contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.

Qualifications : the applicant must have
– a PhD degree in Christian theology or any related discipline;
– a significant scientific record with international publications;
– either  studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside UCL;
– experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level;
– the capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching;
– creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity;
– the capacities required to undertake academic research at a high level and to advise, or lead, a research team;
– good knowledge of both spoken and written French and English. If this is not the case, the applicant accept to learn French and/or English in order to be able to teach in French and English within 2 years. Fluency in other languages is an additional advantage.

Apply to this job now…

Tenure-track faculty position in Muslims in America

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities and the Religious Studies Program invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the study of Muslims/Islam in America to begin fall semester 2017 (08/28/2017).

We seek intellectually ambitious candidates with interdisciplinary aptitude, poised to become leaders in the field. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or other related field is required by the start date, August 28, 2017. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to,

  • History of Muslims/Islam in North America
  • Religious experience or expression of Muslims in North America
  • Social/political experience of the Muslim diaspora in North America
  • Gender, race, class, identity issues related to Muslim experience in North America

Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong foundation in the academic study of religion and their specific research area, ability to work across disciplinary boundaries, and evidence or potential for a strong research profile and excellence in teaching.

Applications must be submitted online at . Click the Apply button and search for Job Opening ID #312745. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your research interests, and your qualifications and experience, and (2) your curriculum vitae. A writing sample (3) of not more than 40 pages must be attached as an additional document through your “My Activities” page.

Three letters of reference in pdf form should be sent separately by their authors to the search committee chair at

Candidates who make the initial cut will be asked for a philosophy of teaching statement, sample syllabi, and/or course evaluations.

Application deadline: October 17, 2016

Preliminary interviews at AAR/SBL in San Antonio, November 19-21.

Inquiries should be directed to search committee chair, Jeanne Kilde,

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Job Opening: Lecturer on Muslims in Europe

Dear All,

Please check the link below for information about a vacancy at the Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh  for a Lecturer in Muslim in Europe:

With best wishes


Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor
Research Fellow in Faith and Peaceful Relations

Web Officer for the British Association for Islamic Studies

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR)

Coventry University

University Professorship: Study of Religion with a focus on History of Christianity’s Interrelations

The Institute of the Study of Religion and Related Didactics in the department of Cultural Studies at the University of Bremen invites applications for the position:

University Professor with Tenure
salary scale W2/W3

in the field

Study of Religion with a focus on 
History of Christianity’s Interrelations

Ref.: P315/16

The appointee will be responsible for research and teaching in the field of Study of Religions and will be expected to introduce the abovementioned focus into the Institute’s school-based and non-school-based Bachelor and Master study programs.

He/she will introduce a research focus into the area History of Interrelations of Christianity and a non-European religious tradition (Buddhism, Hinduism, African religions, or similar). In this respect the appointee will also bring into his/her teaching both (1) history of Christianity as well as (2) history of interrelations of religions in a global perspective (e.g. colonial and missionary history, globalization, migration, flight) and (3) historical method.

The appointee will be expected to pro-actively support the Institute’s internal networking and internationalization activities as well as the further development of the subject area as part of enhancing the University of Bremen’s profile in research and academic education. He/she will also be expected to have gathered experience in applying for third-party funding of research projects.

The appointee must be capable of addressing issues of gender differences in the context of subject-specific research and education with particular sensitivity.

The appointee should meet the following minimum requirements

Ø successful completion of a full course of university education; a doctoral degree with excellent results; postdoctoral experience of teaching and/or research in the subject Studies of Religion or History, or possibly in a neighbouring discipline, e.g. in connection with a junior professorship or non-university occupation,

Ø relevant experience of teaching and research,

Ø suitable pedagogical aptitude.

Applications from abroad are especially welcome! There will be possibilities for delivering courses in English, and this will be desired for a non-school-based Master. Nevertheless, after two years the appointee will be expected also to deliver some courses in German.
The University of Bremen seeks to increase the proportion of women involved in research and teaching and therefore particularly welcomes female applicants. International applications and applications from academics with a migration Background are explicitly welcome. Applicants with severe disabilities with essentially equal qualifications and personal aptitude will be prioritized.

Closing date for applications is 04.11.2016. Please send your application by surface mail with mention of the above reference number and together with the usual documents to the following address or by email (a combined pdf):

Universität Bremen
Dekanin Fachbereich Kulturwissenschaften (FB 9)
Frau Prof. Dr. Dorle Dracklé
Postfach 33 04 40
28334 Bremen