Position opening: Tenure-Track Professor of Persian Literature and Cultures, Harvard University

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Persian literature and cultures. While the specific area of specialization is open, the candidate must have a thorough knowledge of classical Persian literature from the eleventh century to the seventeenth century. In addition, the candidate should show some familiarity with … Continue reading Position opening: Tenure-Track Professor of Persian Literature and Cultures, Harvard University

Position opening: Tenure-Track Harvard Professor in the History of Modern Africa, Harvard University

The Departments of History and African and African American Studies seek to appoint a tenure-track professor in the History of Modern Africa (focus on sub-Saharan Africa, field open). The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Basic Qualifications: Doctorate … Continue reading Position opening: Tenure-Track Harvard Professor in the History of Modern Africa, Harvard University

Assistant Professor in Medieval Islamic History, Harvard University, July 1, 2022

From Harvard University: Position   Title Assistant Professor in Medieval Islamic History School Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department/Area Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Position Description The departments of History and of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) seek to make a joint, full-time, tenure-track appointment with the rank of assistant professor in Medieval Islamic … Continue reading Assistant Professor in Medieval Islamic History, Harvard University, July 1, 2022

Position opening: Senior Preceptor in Digital History, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The Department of History seeks applications for a senior preceptor in digital history. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. The senior preceptor will be responsible for teaching courses in digital and quantitative history (typically two per year) and for administering programs in digital scholarship for students, faculty, and staff at the … Continue reading Position opening: Senior Preceptor in Digital History, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

As talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban continue, the US peace envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalizad's proposal circulated to both parties includes "a High Council for Islamic Jurisprudence," to advise ordinary courts as to matters involving the interpretation of Islamic law. Austrian Muslims have planned to sue the Austrian government under the leadership … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup