Job Opening: Digital Researcher

Goldsmiths, University of London – Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Dept of Social Therapeutic and Community Studies

Location: New Cross
Salary: £39,306.20 to £43,783.32
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Placed On:
6th January 2021

Closes:
11th January 2021 (12 noon)

Job Ref: 433060

Pay Scale: Grade 7 (Spine point 32)
Duration: 25th January 2021 – 18th September 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for a Digital Researcher to join a thriving research unit on religion and belief in the public sphere. You will design and deliver a comprehensive online platform for policy makers in health and social care who are seeking to engage with the diversity of religion and belief among their service users and patients. You will combine some or all of an interest in the study of religion and belief, understanding of the health and social care sector, and a high level of digital skills to deliver the following key roles:

  • Collate a searchable database of sources and resources around religion, belief and policy for use by policy makers in health and social care on an open access basis;
  • Maintain and further develop a network of policy makers, practitioners and service providers in the area of religion and belief in health and social care;
  • Design an attractive and highly accessible web platform
  • Design and deliver a highly effective approach to uses of social media;
  • Write for academic publishing;
  • Build small-scale funding proposals to support the ongoing life of the project.

Applications from Black Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and from other people of other minority identities are particularly welcomed.

All applicants should enclose a two page letter of application (max) highlighting their suitability and eligibility for the post, together with a two page CV.

Closing date for applications: 11th January 2021 (12 noon)

Digital Researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London (jobs.ac.uk)

Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Sociology

Assistant Professor – Sociology Pacific University Forest Grove, OR
Information at the Pacific University website.

Focus on quantitative sociology

The department of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice Law and Society (SOANCJ) at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon is seeking an Assistant Professor of Sociology (tenure-track) to join the department in Fall 20

  • In alignment with the university’s mission to mentor students to be individuals who ‘think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world,’ the SOANCJ department strives to ‘engage students to create learning environments that foster critical and creative thinking using social science research and methods regarding the context, origins, and solutions to pressing social issues.’ The successful candidate’s approach to teaching, research, and university service will align with these mission statements. Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology or related field by September 1st, 20
  • The department seeks an individual with a quantitative background in sociology who demonstrates a promise for excellent teaching and mentorship of students and who will be able to teach courses within a liberal arts context. In addition to a promise for excellent teaching and mentorship, the successful candidate will implement a promising research agenda. Tenure-track faculty at Pacific teach 20 credits (typically, five courses) per year. The successful candidate will be asked to teach First Year Seminar (FYS), Social Statistics, Quantitative Research Methods and other courses in their specialty. We especially encourage scholars with a specialty in ethnic/intersectional studies and/or an interest in contributing to the development of an ethnic/intersectional studies program to apply. Pacific University is located in Forest Grove, Oregon, twenty-five miles west of Downtown Portland.
  • News from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Religion

    • JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
    • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL
    • REMINDER: 2021 ASA ANNUAL MEETING & RELIGION SECTION DAY
    • GRADUATE STUDENT MENTORING – STAY TUNED
    • NEWSLETTER & @ASA_RELIGION TWITTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS – UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – ASA Job ID 16552

    • The Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to participate in the following search for a tenure-track assistant professor:
    • Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/184289
    • Please pass these links along to potential candidates; thank you! For questions about the search, please email Jennifer Eissing, Department of Sociology, at: eissingj@email.unc.edu
    • Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but our review of applications will begin on November 9, 2020.

    Postdoc – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – ASA Job ID 16557

    • The Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to participate in the following search for a postdoctoral research fellow:
    • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity: https://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/applicants/
    • Please pass these links along to potential candidates; thank you! For questions about the search, please email Jennifer Eissing, Department of Sociology, at: eissingj@email.unc.edu
    • Deadline for submission is November 16, 2020.
    • *Note: We welcome more job announcements. Per ASA policy, academic jobs advertised through our listserv include ASA job bank ID.

    REMINDER: 2021 ASA ANNUAL MEETING & RELIGION SECTION DAY

    Plans for the 116th ASA Annual Meeting in Chicago, August 7-10, 2021 continue. Note that ASA’s online portal will open for submissions on Monday, November 9, 2020. The submission deadline is Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

    Sociology of Religion Section Sessions are assigned to Day 4, Tuesday, August 10th. Since this is the last day of the meeting, our section receives an additional session for papers.

    The section’s Program Committee consists of colleagues with an array of expertise. In hopes of adequately diversifying the scholarship featured this year, we are issuing an OPEN call for all Religion Section sessions and roundtables, while asking that session organizers for each of our sessions pay particular attention to themes which I believe are of particular significance to the study of religion today as follows:

    • Session: Sociology of Religion OPEN (preference for papers on gender & sexuality) Session
      Organizers: Jonathan Coley and Courtney Irby
    • Session: Sociology of Religion OPEN (preference for papers on cross-national or international dynamics)
      Session Organizers: Gary Adler and Rachel Rinaldo
    • Session: Sociology of Religion OPEN (preference for papers on the State or power dynamics)
      Session Organizer: Meredith Whitnah and Rhys Williams
    • Session: Sociology of Religion OPEN (preference for papers on non-religious dynamics or nones)
      Session Organizers: Joseph Blankholm and Jacqui Frost
    • Refereed Roundtables: Sociology of Religion Roundtables OPEN
      Session Organizers: Orestes Pat Hastings and Laura Krull

    Our annual Sociology of Religion Section Business Meeting will convene immediately after the Roundtable Session.

    Also, the Religion Section anticipates partnering again with the concurrent meetings of the Association for the Sociology of Religion also in Chicago. For example, we plan to again co-host a joint mentoring session for graduate students as well as a joint evening reception. More details as they are available.

    GRADUATE STUDENT MENTORING – STAY TUNED

    Our ASA Sociology of Religion Section is making plans to offer opportunities for Graduate Student Mentoring in the coming year. Stay tuned for details as they emerge.

    NEWSLETTER & ASA RELIGION TWITTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

    If you have newsletter items – Announcements, Awards, Promotions, Publications, Calls for Submissions, Job Listings (with ASA Job Bank ID), and other relevant material, please email Evan Stewart at Evan.Stewart@umb.edu.

    If you have anything you would like to share in future announcement emails, please email me – gemarti@davidson.edu.

    Gerardo Martí, PhD
    L. Richardson King Professor of Sociology, Davidson College
    https://www.davidson.edu/people/gerardo-marti

    Notices from the Australian Association for the Study of Religion

    Call for Papers:
    Conferences

    • International Conference on Religious Tourism (ICRT), University of Punjab, Lahore Pakistan, 8-9 January 2020. Abstract deadline: 11 November 2019. More info.
    • “Mosques, power and politics”, Copenhagen, Denmark, 22-24 January 2020. Abstract deadline: 15 November 2019. More info.
    • The 25th Nordic Conference in the Sociology of Religion. 17-19 August 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden on ‘Religious Organisation(s): Challenges and changes in contemporary society’. Session proposal deadline: 15 November 2019. More info.
    • British Muslim Charitable Organisations: A Best Practice Forum, Birmingham, 15 January 2020. Abstract deadline: 22 November 2019. More info.
    • Rethinking​ ​Media, Religion and Secularities. Conference of the International Society for Media, Religion and Culture Conference location: Sigtuna Foundation, Sigtuna, Sweden. Conference dates: 4-7 of August 2020. Deadline for Paper proposals: 6 December 2019. More info.
    • International Communication Association Preconference on Intersectional Imaginaries in Media, Religion & Gender, Gold Coast, Australia, May 2020. Proposal deadline 15 December 2019. More info.
    • The XXII Quinquennial World Congress of the IAHR, hosted by the New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions, will take place at the University of Otago, in Dunedin, New Zealand from 23-29 August 2020. Submission deadline 31 December 2019. More info.
    • Navigating the non/confessional in university Islamic studies. University of Birmingham. 20-22 April 2020. Submission deadline 17 January 2020. More info.

      Publications

    • Call for Papers on Digital Visibilities of the Religious. Deadline 15 January 2020. More info.
    • Call for papers on Religion & Ecology for a special issue of Religions. Deadline 31 May 2020.

    Postgrad/ECR Opportunities

    Also if you’re on Facebook, we have a postgrad page so do join us 🙂

    New Publications
    Oosterbaan, M., van de Kamp, L. and Bahia, J. (2019), Global Trajectories of Brazilian Religion: Lusospheres, London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

    Job Opening: Social Theory and the Digital Study of Religion

    The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Social Theory and the Digital Study of Religion, beginning August 2020.

    The area of specialization (historic period, region, or group studied) is open; however, the successful candidate must complement and enhance the current specialties of the Department by using social theory to understand religion as an element of culture. The specific research area is thus part of the scholar’s attempt to answer broader, cross-cultural questions related to identity, power, and discourse. This position will supplement the Department’s B.A. curriculum (which now includes a digital humanities course) and will be of primary importance to the Religion in Culture M.A. program (which requires students to be familiar with a variety of digital skills). While a variety of digital specialties are potentially relevant, the Department is especially looking for a scholar with demonstrated expertise in digital humanities research methods (e.g., computational text analysis, data visualization, network analysis, GIS, etc.) and public humanities (e.g., digital collections, digital curation, podcasting, etc.)

    The successful candidate will teach courses ranging from introductory/lower- and upper-level B.A. courses to graduate seminars on a variety of analytic topics related to the successful candidate’s historical and/or ethnographic area(s) of specialization. Additionally, the candidate will contribute to the department’s establishment of interdisciplinary digital humanities courses. All faculty are also expected to supervise M.A. students in the social theory of religion when student interests intersect with faculty expertise.

    At the time of hire, a Ph.D. is required. The committee welcomes applications from candidates with training in the academic study of religion as carried out in a public university, but will also entertain training in related fields (literature, history, anthropology, etc.), as long as expertise in studying and teaching social theory and digital methods in the study of religion are evident. Applicants should demonstrate an active and ongoing research agenda, highlight their teaching experience, and make readily apparent their ability to contribute to the life of an academic department in the areas of service and collaboration.

    For further information, see: https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/45867

    Job Opening: Gender & South Asian Religions

    An announcement about a job at Concordia University:

    Tenure-track position in Gender & South Asian religions, specialization in Hinduism

    The Department of Religions and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level, working in the fields of gender and South Asian religions, with a specialization in Hinduism. The ideal candidate will have an excellent research profile and appropriate abilities in Indian languages.  Filling this position allows us to support graduate studies in the area of South Asian religions. The successful candidate will, therefore, have teaching experience and the ability to mentor graduate students. He or she will also complement existing strengths in Asian religions and women, gender and sexuality studies in the Department.

    http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/about/jobs/tenure-track-appointments/gender-south-asian-religions-hinduism.html

    Job Opening in Sociology of Religion: University of Memphis

    The Sociology Department at the University of Memphis invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to be filled at the Assistant Professor rank.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology no later than August 2020. Area of specialization for both research and teaching is the sociology of religion. Applicants for this position will be expected to teach in both the Sociology Department and in the Religious Studies Program.

    Applications must be made on-line at https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/23269. Please upload a letter of application which includes teaching interests and research plans, a curriculum vita, publications or samples of written work (up to a maximum of 3 items), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and may continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will join an exciting and growing department in a dynamic urban university. The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

    Date Position is Available:
    Fall 2020

    Application Deadline:
    11/1/2019

    Job Opportunities

    We have received notice of the following job opportunities.  Click the links for more information.

    Job Opening: Muslim-Christian Studies Research Fellow

    The Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies <www.cmcsoxford.org.uk>, an
    independent academic centre, is seeking to appoint a full-time Muslim
    Research Fellow, based in Oxford, for a three-year contract commencing
    on 1st October 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.
    The Research Fellow will conduct research in the area of
    Muslim-Christian studies, either  theological, historical or
    sociological. The main aim would be to produce a high-quality  monograph
    on an area of the candidate’s choosing in discussion with CMCS. In
    addition, the Research Fellow would participate in other academic
    activities at CMCS, including (for example) teaching and advising a
    range of students who come to the Centre,  engaging with practitioners
    in the field of Muslim-Christian Relations, and contributing on
    an agreed basis to CMCS projects such as the Summer School for Christian
    and Muslim leaders in training, Hikmah Guides and the Christians and
    Muslims in Public Life Project.
    For further information see
    https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/172669/muslim-research-fellow-/

    Job: Assistant Professor in the Sociology of Religion

    The following new job listing has been posted in the ASA Job Bank and may be of interest to section members:
    Job ID: 15636
    Institution: Baylor University
    Department: Dept of Sociology
    Title: Assistant Professors (2)
    Position/Rank: Academic Positions: Assistant Professor, Academic Positions: Assistant Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Mental Health , Religion

    For additional information on this position (including how to apply), visit the ASA Job Bank at http://jobbank.asanet.org.