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Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

Athabasca University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, commencing July 1, 2018. This is a full-time position located in Alberta. Athabasca University is a fully-accredited, comprehensive academic and research post-secondary institution with a commitment to facilitating open access to education. 

 The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies. PhDs in other disciplines will also be considered provided that the candidate has a demonstrated ability to work across disciplines as an interdisciplinary scholar. Applications are encouraged from those whose scholarship critically addresses, and with an active scholarly research program in, one or more of the following areas – Community Studies; Indigenous studies; Canadian, Northern and/or Global Studies; Environmental Studies. The candidate will be expected to develop new courses as determined by the requirements of program development and their research interests, as well as teach and revise existing graduate courses in one or more of these areas. The candidate will also be expected to coordinate, teach and revise existing undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level is required, and commitment to exploring and advancing the use of contemporary digital technologies in teaching and learning at a distance is preferred. As the candidate will teach and coordinate courses in the Master of Arts – Integrated Studies program, experience teaching and advising professional working students and graduate students would also be considered assets. All faculty members are expected to participate in administrative committees, including those pertaining to centre, faculty, or university-wide endeavors. Additionally, members are expected to participate in service to the greater external community.

Closing Date: June 8, 2018

The full job profile can be viewed at: Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

Professorship (open rank) in Cultural Anthropology and Gender Studies, with a specialty in migration

Deadline for Application: June 17 2018

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Basel invites applications for a Professorship (open rank) in Cultural Anthropology and Gender Studies, with a specialty in migration, starting February 1, 2019

For more information see attached

Research Associate (Fixed Term): University of Cambridge, Centre of Islamic Studies

Deadline for Application: midnight on 20 June 2018

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint up to two Research and Outreach Associates in the Centre of Islamic Studies, to begin in September 2018. The posts are two-year, fixed-term positions.

The successful candidates will each design and conduct independent and original research into themes relating to Islam in the global age. Proposals relating to Islam or Muslim life in Europe and the United Kingdom are particularly welcome. The post-holders will support and maintain the University's national and international reputation for excellence in research and public engagement. They will carry out research at a similar level to that undertaken by lecturing staff; this will provide substantial scope for academic judgement, originality, interpretation and presentation of results.

More information is available here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17228/

Tenure-Track Faculty Position: Religion in Diaspora: Diversity and Inclusion

Preferred Start Date: July 1 2018

Deadline for Application: April 16 2018

The School of Religion, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Religion in Diaspora: Diversity and Inclusion, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2018.
We are seeking a specialist who studies manifestations of religion in the contemporary world as they have moved outside the contexts in which they have historically developed. Candidates’ research should place specific emphasis on racialization and/or ethnicity as factors in the study of religion.
Some examples might include: religion, racialized identities and migration; religious traditions/identities in the African, Asian or Caribbean diasporas; religion, indigeneity and (post)colonialism; experiences of diversity and/or inclusion of diaspora religion(s) within new contexts; religion, cultural/ethnic minorities and human rights; ethnicization and religious identities in diaspora religion; diaspora religion(s) in cultural exchange; new religious movements in diaspora.
Knowledge of a specific religious tradition would be considered an asset, as would the ability to teach methods and theories in Religious Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to share in the teaching of the School of Religion’s first year courses and contribute to the MA program in Religious Studies.

More information is available on the School of Religion website: http://queensu.ca/religion/employment-opportunities


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

Contract Type: Fixed-term for a period of 30 months
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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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:

To access the job description, please click here.

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