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Employment Opportunities

Research Associate / Research Fellow - University of Sheffield in Sociological Studies

Contract Type: Fixed-term for a period of 30 months
Salary:
Grade 7 - Research Associate
£30,175 to £37,075 per annum
Grade 8 - Research Fellow
£39,324 - £40,523 per annum

Closing Date: 16th February 2017

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate or Research Fellow to work in a research team led by Dr Hannah Lewis on an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)funded project Understanding the Role of Faith Based Organisations in Anti-Trafficking. The project will investigate faith-based organisations’ growing role in tackling human trafficking and modern slavery in England. You will be part of this prestigious ESRC funded research team, conducting innovative research to offer significant new knowledge with the potential to improve anti-trafficking practice and to help build secure futures for trafficked individuals.

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Assistant Professor in Migration Studies: London School of Economics and Political Science

The LSE’s European Institute is an internationally-recognised centre of excellence for research and teaching on contemporary Europe. We seek to expand our teaching and research on the challenges Europe faces in the context of increased migration and refugee flows.

We seek someone with expertise grounded in a relevant disciplinary area to our focus: e.g. political economy; political science; sociology. The appointee will teach on the MSc International Migration and Public Policy. Preference may be given to candidates able to contribute to other cross-disciplinary teaching within the European Institute, such as our new MSc Global Europe: Culture and Conflict.

In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.

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Professor of History of Religions (with focus on indigenous religions) at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

The University of Tromsø –the Arctic University of Norway

Application deadline: March 3, 2017
Applications must be marked: Ref. 2016/8611

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education has an opening for a permanent 100% position as Professor. The position is affiliated to the Department of History and Religious Studies.

Qualification requirements

For appointment as a professor, it is required that the applicant has:
•a doctoral degree (in quality and scope, equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree) in History of Religions or in a closely related discipline
•an extensive record of publications of excellent academic quality (in scope, at least the equivalent of a second doctoral dissertation)
•broad experience in teaching and supervision.

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Tenure-track faculty position in Muslims in America at the University of Minnesota

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.


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.

Application deadline: october 17, 2016

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University of Groningen: Assistant Professor Sociology of Religion


The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor (UD) in the field of Sociology of Religion (fulltime). The position will involve 50% teaching, 40% research, and 10% administration. The position will be located within the Department of Comparative Study of Religion.

The candidate will contribute to the teaching programme (BA, MA, and Research Master's level) in the study of religion, with a special focus on sociological theory, as well as on quantitative and mixed methods. A future task of the candidate will be to coordinate the learning lines of method courses in the religious studies programmes. Language of instruction is English.
The candidate's area of expertise is open, but it needs to fit and complement the interdisciplinary research in the social scientific study of religion that is a characteristic of the department

The following criteria will be important in the selection process. The candidate should:


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Qualitative Social Science Research Fellow Post - Centre for Science, Knowledge and Belief in Society (CSKBS) at Newman University


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

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.

Closing date for applications: August 8, 2016

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Qualitative Social Science Research Fellow:  Centre for Science, Knowledge and Belief in Society (CSKBS), Newman University

REF: NU3216
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.
Closing date: August 9, 2016
Salary scale: £31, 656 - £35, 609 per annum

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Employment opportunity: Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto, Mississauga


The appointment will begin on July 1, 2017

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.

Application deadline: October 17, 2016

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