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Call for Applications :: Harvard Divinity School: Faculty Position in Islamic Studies. This is a tenure-track position. The successful candidate will work closely with students in the Divinity School’s masters programs and the doctoral program in the Study of Religion. It is likely they will also teach undergraduates in the Comparative Study of Religion and graduate students in related departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. We are particularly interested in a candidate with scholarly expertise either in Islam in the Americas, Islam in Southeast Asia, or Qurʾānic Studies. The candidate should be competent in the appropriate research languages and conversant with the broader, global history of Islamic religion and culture. Please submit CV, cover letter, writing sample, and three references. Review of applications will begin in Sep 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Details.

Call for Applications :: Doha Institute for Graduate Studies: Faculty Positions in the MA in Human Rights Program. Applications are being accepted for assistant, associate, and full professor positions in human rights, international law, Islamic law, and comparative constitutional law. Candidates must be able to teach in Arabic and have teaching experience. The appointment is scheduled for summer 2020 and applications (consisting of CV, cover letter, research statement, and three references) are accepted until filled. Details.

Call for Applications :: Adjunct Professor, Babson University. Babson University is hiring an adjunct professor to teach an undergraduate course scheduled this Fall entitled “Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East.” The position is open in terms of discipline (history, anthropology, sociology, or political scientist). Babson would consider an advanced graduate student. Please contact Stephen Deets if interested: Applications are accepted until filled. Details.

Call for Applications :: Affiliated Faculty (Part-Time), Emerson College. The Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College is looking to hire a part-time Affiliated Faculty to teach “HI204 Islam in the World” during the Spring 2020 semester, January 14-May 1, 2020. All interested applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (course evaluations, syllabi, and/or peer evaluations) through their Workday application system. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Details.

Call for Applications :: Mejlis Institute Persian Language and Cinema Winter Program (2-17 Jan, 2020 | Armenia). Mejlis Institute is accepting applications for the intensive winter program that will take place between January 2 and 17, 2020. The objective of the program is to give students an opportunity to improve their reading, speaking and oral comprehension skills in Persian while studying works of Persian literature/historiography and becoming better acquainted with Iranian cinematic tradition. Applications are due Nov 20Details.


Call for Papers :: “The Ecology of Institutional Transplants in the Muslim World” Conference,University of Vienna, Austria (10-11 Feb 2020 | Vienna, Austria). The Department of Public International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Vienna invites contributions about the growth and decline of institutions in the Muslim world throughout the modern period. The department is particularly interested in the manner in which governance, regulation and service delivery are carried out by the state, often in collaboration and/or competition with traditional actors. The department invites both historical and contemporary approaches; comparative studies are particularly welcome. Abstracts due Nov 30 to Details.

Call for Applications :: Participation in the NYU Abu Dhabi Winter Institute in Digital Humanities (19-22 Jan | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates). The NYU Abu Dhabi Winter Institute in Digital Humanities is accepting applications from any person from any academic or non-academic institution who is interested in current trends in advanced technological applications in the humanities. Each participant will apply and choose one course to pursue. Spaces in each course will be allotted on a first come, first served basis and courses will close once the cap on participants has been reached. Upon successful completion of their course, all participants will receive a “certificate of participation.” Early registration has commenced; the final registration deadline is Dec 1. Details.

Call for Papers :: Historians of Islamic Art Association Biennial Symposium ( 29 Oct-1 Nov, 2020 | University of Michigan). The Historians of Islamic Art Association is accepting paper submissions on the theme of “Regime Change” for their Biennial Symposium. The conference will focus on moments of “regime change” in Islamic art history and to also direct attention to “regimes” that structure our own field, raising questions of interpretation and method. The committee invites new research focusing on art and architecture after clear political ruptures; on the replacement of one symbolic order with another; and on the transfer of resources from one power to another. The submission deadline for pre-organized panels and single papers is Dec 1. Details.

Call for Applications :: Lecturer in Arabic, Rice University. Rice University’s Center for Languages and lntercultural Communication (CLIC) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Arabic. Responsibilities include teaching, with special attention to the design, preparation, implementation, and evaluation of the syllabus, exams and other assessment instruments and daily lessons and development of a coherently articulated program of instruction across levels of competency. Application deadline is Dec 1. Details.

Call for Papers :: Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop (7-8 Jun 2020 | UCLA School of Law). Submissions for the nineteenth meeting of the Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop are welcome. The paper competition is open to untenured professors, advanced graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars in law and the humanities. In addition to drawing from numerous humanistic fields, the committee welcomes critical, qualitative work in the social sciences. They are especially interested in submissions from members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Submissions (in Microsoft Word—no pdf files, please) will be accepted until Dec 2. Details.

Call for Applications :: Fellowship for Dissertation Research, The American Institute of Iranian Studies. The American Institute of Iranian Studies, one of the founding members of the Consortium of American Overseas Research Centers, offers fellowships for American citizens to conduct research travel for one to two months to countries with resources essential to a doctoral dissertation on the topic of Iranian Studies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens traveling on a U.S. passport, who are enrolled in a Doctoral program in the humanities or social sciences and have an approved research topic. Applications are due Dec 10. Details.

Call for Applications :: Associate Professor of Iranian Studies, University of California, Berkeley. The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a position in Iranian Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. Applications are encouraged from scholars with rigorous training in the languages and cultures (textual and/or material) of Iran (broadly defined) and with a research specialization within the period from antiquity to the advent of Islam. Please direct inquiries to: Applications must be received by Dec 15. Details.

Call for Applications :: Professorship in Islam and Society, University of Vienna. Applications due Dec 18. Details.

Call for Applications :: Professorship in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University. The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in South Asian studies with specialization in Islamicate cultures. Applications from scholars working in Urdu and a second South Asian language are especially welcome. As a transregional and interdisciplinary department MESAAS seeks applicants capable of bringing their work and interests into conversation with non-specialists both within the department and across the university. Applications are due Jan 1Details.

Call for Applications :: Director of the Middle East Studies Center, The American University in Cairo. The American University in Cairo (AUC) is seeking to recruit a full time faculty member to serve as Director of its Middle East Studies Center (MESC). Located in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), MESC is an interdisciplinary academic program that offers courses in Arabic language and literature, anthropology, economics, gender and women’s studies, history, law, political science and sociology with the purpose of familiarizing students with a variety of methodologies for studying the Middle East. PhD in a relevant field required. Applications due Jan 8. Details.

Call for Papers : “International Workshop ‘Media Representations of Law and Justice: Middle Eastern Perspectives,’” (12−13 March 2020 | Germany). The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) in cooperation with the Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Leipzig is pleased to announce the “Call for Papers for the international and interdisciplinary Workshop ‘Media Representations of Law and Justice: Middle Eastern Perspectives’” in Germany at the Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Leipzig, 12 − 13 March 2020. Abstracts are due Jan 8Details.

Call for Proposals: Colophons in Middle Eastern Manuscripts Workshop (12-13 Jun, 2020 | Princeton). The Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University is accepting proposals for their “Colophons in Middle Eastern Manuscripts” workshop. The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars from various disciplines to study colophons in Middle Eastern manuscripts in various languages, including, but not limited to, Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Hebrew, Persian, and Syriac. Scholars interested in participating may send via email a proposal between 750 and 1,000 words. Proposals are to focus on the colophon (i.e. not a study of the main literary text of the manuscript). Comparative analyses across traditions is encouraged but not required. Submissions are to be sent via email directly to George A. Kiraz at Proposals are due Jan 15. Details.

Call for Applications :: American Research Center in Egypt Fellowship (2020-2021 | Egypt). The American Research Center in Egypt provides fellows with funding, administrative support and practical, sound advice to ease access to museums, monuments, archaeological sites, research libraries, archives and collections. The Cairo Center provides a welcoming environment where fellows are encouraged to engage in the academic life of the center. Doctoral candidates (ABD), postdoctoral scholars, independent scholars and faculty in humanities and social science disciplines are invited to apply. Applications open Nov 1 and close Jan 15. Details.

Call for Papers :: Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies, Oxford University (26-27 Mar 2020 | Oxford, England). The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies is a forum for discourse and presentation of papers by scholars who have a particular interest in the study of religion. Applicants are invited to make a presentation and lead a discussion of a relevant aspect of religious studies, or participate as a panel member or as an observer. Deadline for abstracts Mar 8, 2020. Details.