Job Opening in Christian and Islamic Studies, Louvain

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

http://www.uclouvain.be/en-emploi-academiques.html

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 – doyen-teco@uclouvain.be
Professor Louis-Léon Christians, research director RSCS  – president-rscs@uclouvain.be

Localization :

Humanities Sector
Faculty of Theology

(http://www.uclouvain.be/en-teco.html)
Religions, Spiritualities, Cultures, Societies (http://www.uclouvain.be/en-rscs.html) 

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.

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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 http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs . 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 rels@umn.edu.

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, jkilde@umn.edu http://religiousstudies.umn.edu/

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. http://diversity.umn.edu

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:

https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form

With best wishes

Sariya

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): bewerbungen.fb9@uni-bremen.de

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

(bewerbungen.fb9@uni-bremen.de)

Job Opening: South Asian Religions

The Department of Historical Studies, at the University of Toronto, Canada, one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in South Asian Religions at the rank of Assistant Professor. 

Applicants must have earned a PhD with a focus on South Asian religions by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek applicants whose scholarly record demonstrates expertise in the study of primary sources within their historical, philosophical, devotional, aesthetic, and/or performative contexts and whose work is also situated within the broader study of religion. Candidates must demonstrate strong linguistic skills in the primary source language(s) of their research.

We seek a candidate whose research complements and enhances existing strengths in the Department of Historical Studies. The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s largest university. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most fascinating, diverse and “livable” places in the world. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a range of thematically focused courses engaging with the study of religion, contributing to the undergraduate program on the Mississauga campus, and will hold a graduate appointment at the Department for the Study of Religion on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto. Information about these two departments is available at:http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/historicalstudies  and http://www.religion.utoronto.ca.

Applicants are invited to apply online at the following web site: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601019. Applications must be submitted by October 17, 2016, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of academic writing such as representative articles, statement of research interests, academic transcripts, and a teaching dossier (teaching evaluations; sample syllabi, assignments and tests; descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.).

Details are in the attachment.  All queries can be directed to historical.studies@utoronto.ca

Permanent Qualitative Social Science Research Fellow Post

Permanent Qualitative Social Science Research Fellow Post ‘Establishing a framework for a multidisciplinary study of science in Muslim societies’

List members may be interested in the permanent Research Fellow post below at Newman University, Birmingham, UK. For further details please follow this link:

http://www.newman.ac.uk/jobs/4656/qualitative-social-science-research-fellow?1=m

Another fixed term position linked to the same project is being advertised at Hampshire College in the US:

https://jobs.hampshire.edu/index.cgi?&JA_m=JASDET&JA_s=503

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REF: NU3216
Salary scale: £31, 656 – £35, 609 per annum

Closing date for applications: 09/08/2016

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to work within the Centre for Science, Knowledge and Belief in Society (CSKBS) at Newman University.  Up until September 2017 the post holder will work principally on the development of a large-scale project on ‘Establishing a framework for a multidisciplinary study of science in Muslim societies’. Beyond 2017 it is expected that the post holder will work on subsequent phase 2 grant delivery and contribute to the development of the ‘Science across diverse societies’ research theme within CSKBS.

‘Establishing a framework for a multidisciplinary study of science in Muslim societies’ phase 1 project overview: There is a significant gap in scholarly understanding of how Muslims living in majority and minority contexts perceive science and the role it plays in the construction of both their religious and secular worldviews. The primary aim of this planning project is to begin to build the capacity and networks necessary to conduct a larger scale research study to address this gap. This longer term research will seek to develop a more comprehensive picture of how differing groups along a spectrum of worldviews, within Muslim majority and minority contexts, relate to and form public domain narratives surrounding ‘science’ and ‘religion’.

The Centre for Science, Knowledge and Belief in Society (CSKBS) is a multidisciplinary Research Centre that fosters open-minded social science and humanities based research on: the public understanding and communication of the relationship between science and religion, research into the sociology and psychology of religion, and the role of science, knowledge and belief in diverse societies. For further details, please go to:

/research-centres/2371

This project will be undertaken in partnership with Dr. Salman Hameed at the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies (SSiMS) at Hampshire College, US. For further details, please go to:

https://www.hampshire.edu/faculty/salman-hameed

Research Fellow candidates should expect to undertake and play a significant role in the development of the ‘Establishing a framework for a multidisciplinary study of science in Muslim societies’ project, and to contribute to project publications and the development of future research within the research CSKBS. Therefore, they are expected to have a relevant disciplinary background and an interest in/enthusiasm for the subject matter of the project and the Centre’s wider research.

We welcome applications from experienced, enthusiastic and creative early career researchers with backgrounds in:

  • science and technology studies
  • Sociology of religion/sociology of Islam
  • qualitative sociology
  • Human Geography
  • related areas of social scientific research

You will hold a relevant doctoral qualification. You will have a record of research activity commensurate with your career stage. It is essential of the post holder to have some experience working on postdoctoral qualitative research projects. Language skills in French, Arabic or Turkish are desirable but not essential.  Where relevant mentoring and support will be provided.

The post is expected to start in September 2016.  

Informal enquiries regarding the above post may be made with, Dr, Fern Elsdon-Baker, F.Elsdon-Baker@newman.ac.uk, 0121 476 1181 Ext 2415.

Further particulars can be obtained by emailing: recruitment@newman.ac.uk  or telephone 0121 476 1181 ext 2398.

Permanent Qualitative Social Science Research Fellow Post

http://www.newman.ac.uk/jobs/4656/qualitative-social-science-research-fellow?1=m 

REF: NU3216
Salary scale: £31, 656 – £35, 609 per annum
Closing date for applications: 09/08/2016

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to work within the Centre for Science, Knowledge and Belief in Society (CSKBS) at Newman University.  Up until September 2017 the post holder will work principally on the development of a large-scale project on ‘Establishing a framework for a multidisciplinary study of science in Muslim societies’. Beyond 2017 it is expected that the post holder will work on subsequent phase 2 grant delivery and contribute to the development of the ‘Science across diverse societies’ research theme within CSKBS.

‘Establishing a framework for a multidisciplinary study of science in Muslim societies’ phase 1 project overview: There is a significant gap in scholarly understanding of how Muslims living in majority and minority contexts perceive science and the role it plays in the construction of both their religious and secular worldviews. The primary aim of this planning project is to begin to build the capacity and networks necessary to conduct a larger scale research study to address this gap. This longer term research will seek to develop a more comprehensive picture of how differing groups along a spectrum of worldviews, within Muslim majority and minority contexts, relate to and form public domain narratives surrounding ‘science’ and ‘religion’.

The Centre for Science, Knowledge and Belief in Society (CSKBS) is a multidisciplinary Research Centre that fosters open-minded social science and humanities based research on: the public understanding and communication of the relationship between science and religion, research into the sociology and psychology of religion, and the role of science, knowledge and belief in diverse societies. For further details, please go to:

/research-centres/2371

This project will be undertaken in partnership with Dr. Salman Hameed at the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies (SSiMS) at Hampshire College, US. For further details, please go to:

https://www.hampshire.edu/faculty/salman-hameed

Research Fellow candidates should expect to undertake and play a significant role in the development of the ‘Establishing a framework for a multidisciplinary study of science in Muslim societies’ project, and to contribute to project publications and the development of future research within the research CSKBS. Therefore, they are expected to have a relevant disciplinary background and an interest in/enthusiasm for the subject matter of the project and the Centre’s wider research.

We welcome applications from experienced, enthusiastic and creative early career researchers with backgrounds in:

  • science and technology studies
  • Sociology of religion/sociology of Islam
  • qualitative sociology
  • Human Geography
  • related areas of social scientific research

You will hold a relevant doctoral qualification. You will have a record of research activity commensurate with your career stage. It is essential of the post holder to have some experience working on postdoctoral qualitative research projects. Language skills in French, Arabic or Turkish are desirable but not essential.  Where relevant mentoring and support will be provided.

The post is expected to start in September 2016.

Informal enquiries regarding the above post may be made with, Dr, Fern Elsdon-Baker, F.Elsdon-Baker@newman.ac.uk, 0121 476 1181 Ext 2415.

Further particulars can be obtained by emailing: recruitment@newman.ac.uk  or telephone 0121 476 1181 ext 2398.

Three collaborating research fellowships/postdocs at Uppsala University: “Religion & Migration”

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:

http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=108367