AIPS Individual member, Dr. Sanaa Riaz, has announced her book: “New Islamic Schools: Tradition, Modernity, and Class in Urban Pakistan”.
If you are interested in advertising any academic positions relating to Pakistan Studies, Please send the complete information or link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSTED: September 9. 2014
Tenure-track position in Islamic Studies at the rank of assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis
The Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (JINELC) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position in Islamic Studies at the rank of assistant professor. A Ph.D. in a core area of Islamic Studies by August 1, 2015, is required. Candidates must have a strong grounding in classical Islamic texts and traditions and a serious interest in their connection to, and interrelations with, other cultures and traditions. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic is a prerequisite. The ability to traverse disciplinary boundaries and an understanding of later and contemporary developments in Muslim cultures and societies are highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate survey courses and more advanced, specialized topics, and to participate in the Religious Studies program and curriculum. Possible areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to, Qur'anic studies, Islamic law, religious thought and practices, and cultural interactions. All faculty are expected to teach, conduct research, write for publication, advise students, and take part in university service. Applications are accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by November 1, 2014. Application material should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, short writing sample, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation (to be sent separately).
Send application materials to Prof. Hayrettin Yucesoy / JINELC, Box 1121 / Washington University in St. Louis / One Brookings Drive / St. Louis, MO 63130. Washington University is an AA/EOE and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty.
POSTED: August 21, 2014
Leadership position at LUMS
Dean, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan
The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS). Founded in 1986, Pakistan’s premier private university LUMS is renowned for the quality and impact of its graduates. Its hundred-acre campus in Lahore, Pakistan’s cultural capital, provides world-class educational and residential facilities.
The MGSHSS consists of two departments - Humanities and Social Sciences, and Economics - both of which enjoy a stellar reputation for academic excellence. The MGSHSS offers a BA (Hons) in English and in History, BSc (Hons) in Economics, Anthropology/Sociology, Political Science and in Economics and Politics, minors in the same disciplines, and an MS in Economics. Additionally, the school imparts a liberal arts foundation to students of all other disciplines at LUMS.
As the administrative head, the dean will be responsible for steering the school’s academic affairs, championing its scholarly vision, and for building partnerships with local and international universities, civil society groups, and policy think tanks. As part of the university’s senior leadership, the dean will work closely with the university’s academic and administrative staff to realize the vision of the school and the university.
The candidate must have a proven record of securing grants and fund-raising. In addition to exceptional interpersonal skills, candidates should demonstrate an ability to work with faculty who are engaged in research activities using a wide range of methodologies in various disciplines of Social Sciences and Humanities. The successful candidate must also demonstrate success in recruiting and retaining faculty while guiding them towards a high international standard of excellence in research and teaching.
This position offers a unique opportunity for personal and institutional impact. The successful candidate will be recognized as an expert in their field because of their contributions to scholarship and would have taken on administrative responsibilities over the course of their professional career.
The appointment is for a three-year term beginning on a mutually agreed date after October 30, 2014, and carries an attractive compensation and benefits package. A concurrent faculty appointment will provide a basis for continuing active personal scholarship. Internationally recognized scholars with a strong research background are especially encouraged to apply; LUMS is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications and nominations, including a letter describing the candidate’s qualifications and accomplishments, should be sent to the Convener of the Dean Search committee by September 30, 2014. Applicants should provide a detailed curriculum vitae that lists peer-reviewed articles as well as successful grant acquisition and fund-raising efforts. Names and contact information of three referees should also be provided.
Applicants and nominators are strongly encouraged to communicate by email to email@example.com
Applications and nominations will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and will continue until the position is filled.
LUMS is an equal opportunity employer. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
POSTED: April 28, 2014
U Iowa Visiting Position in Anthropology of Asia
The University of Iowa Department of Anthropology invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position for academic year 2014/2015. We seek candidates with the ability to teach courses in anthropology of Asia and related topics. Instructional assignments will include one large introductory anthropology course, one Asian survey course and three courses to be developed by the candidate. Teaching will include both lower and upper division courses. The appointment will begin in August 2014.
A PhD in Anthropology is required at the time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate.
Candidates should submit applications online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ (requisition #64342). The submitted application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interest, evidence of teaching ability and contact information for three letters of recommendation. Screening of applications begins May 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. James Enloe (firstname.lastname@example.org or 319 335-0514).
The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
POSTED: January 13, 2014
Lecturer in Urdu at the University of Pennsylvania
The South Asia Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time appointment as Lecturer in Urdu. The appointment will begin in August 2014 and includes teaching three courses per semester. This appointment will be for one academic year and be renewed twice for a total of three years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review after each year and approval of the Dean. After three years, there may be a possibility of appointment to the rank of Lecturer in Foreign Languages following a track record of consistently outstanding performance.
The appointee will be expected to contribute to the long-term quality, stability and development of the Urdu program at Penn at all levels. Candidates must have research and teaching experience in Urdu. A PhD or near-PhD is strongly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in teaching Urdu and with proven creativity and pedagogical success in the design and delivery of courses particularly at the elementary and intermediate levels of instruction.
Applicants should apply at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/164. Submit a cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy and methods. Also submit the names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. The University will contact the references with instructions on how to submit their letters. Applications will be reviewed as received.
The Department of South Asia Studies is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
POSTED: November 11, 2013
Research Assistant Needed for Khawaja Sara Study in Pakistan
There are have been recent changes in Pakistani law concerning the khawaja sara communities. In particular these changes have initiated a new category in the application for the identity card and several members of the community have used this opportunity to stand in the recent elections. We are looking for a PhD student to participate in a 2 year SSHRC-funded project that examines the criminalization of khawaja sara in British India and investigates their current struggles for citizenship rights.
The ideal student would be enrolled in a PhD program, have a research interest in gender and sexuality in Pakistan, and must have working knowledge of Urdu. Knowledge of Persian would be an asset. We are looking to hire the student for May 2014.
The specific objectives of the project include:
1.To document the workings of khawaja sara communities and the lives of individuals who live within those communities [each under the leadership of a guru] through archival research, focus groups and in-depth interviews.
2.To shed light on the dynamic nature of state power in Pakistan and its relationship to human rights as it seeks to regulate the lives of sexual minorities yet is also responsive to the needs of those who live “non-normative” sexual lives.
3.To confront stereotypes of Islamic societies as static and oppressive to sexual minorities.
4.To challenge dominant perceptions of khawaja sara as passive victims of repressive laws, by illuminating how they use their cultural and everyday performances as tools of resistance and survival.
5.To make visible the power of the British colonial state in constructing legitimate and normative sexualities among its subjects and criminalizing those it considers deviant.
6.To take our research findings to an audience outside of academia through creation of a play reading in collaboration with the khawaja sara community and industry professionals, as well as a web blog.
7.To mentor a graduate student by encouraging her/him to participate in various aspects of a project including archival research, organizing of interview material, presenting at conferences and co-authoring manuscripts along with the Applicant and Co-Applicant.
The student will invest approximately 200 hours over one year of the project (with a possibility of an extension into a second year). The project aims to
1. Introduce the student to web-based, hands-on archival research at the British Library in London, England,
2. Provide the student with hands-on experience of analyzing archival and interview data and organizing it into presentations and publications,
3. Provide the student with the opportunity to present her/his analysis at a conference and a seminar,
4. Mentor the student into developing presentations into publications.
Stipend for approximately 200 hours of work: $5,928.
Funding for the student to travel to England for archival work and to present findings at a conference.
Please contact by 15 December 2013
Dr. Shahnaz Khan Professor
Women and Gender Studies & Global Studies
Wilfrid Laurire University
Claire Pamment Assistant Professor
Department of Theatre, Film and Television
Beaconhouse National University
POSTED: October 11, 2013
MELLON POSTDOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP In the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences 2014-2016
The School of Arts and Sciences invites applicants for two two-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows will teach one course per term.
Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. within two years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at Penn (August, 2012 or later).
$52,451 stipend. Application deadline: December 1, 2013.
Eligible fields for the 2014-16 competition (for fellowships that begin Fall 2014) include:
South Asian classical or vernacular literatures, region and period open. Competence in at least two South Asian languages is preferred.
Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/23036
For guidelines see the School of Arts and Sciences website [http:www.sas.upenn.edu/deans-office/Mellon].
The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Hindi/Urdu Languages and Literature
The Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track (assistant) or tenured (associate) professorship in Hindi/Urdu Languages and Literature, anticipated to start in Fall 2014. Candidates should be able to teach courses across a wide variety of literary genres. The ability to conduct classes at the advanced level of the Hindi language is an absolute requirement. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by August 20th, 2014. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong research profile while teaching a variety of courses, including a gateway-level course on South Asian culture and history as well as topical undergraduate courses and graduate-level seminars, and to assume a leading role in the oversight of Hindi language curriculum and pedagogy. Applicants should also be prepared to supervise independent student research at the undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. levels, and to contribute to the service demands of the Department of Asian Studies and the University of Texas. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Applicant instructions: Applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest, including a discussion of research, teaching experience, and potential course offerings; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) an article or chapter-length writing sample; (4) sample syllabi for at least two courses; and (5) the names of three references and their contact information. Junior applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted under separate cover. All materials should be sent to the Hindi/Urdu Search Committee Chair, Department of Asian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 120 Inner Campus Drive, Stop G9300, Austin, Texas 78712-1251. Review of applications will begin on November 15th, 2013 and will continue until filled. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a background check. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please see the Hindi Urdu Search Ad for more information & application instructions
POSTED: March 12th, 2013
Faculty Positions in Anthropology and Sociology
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan, invites applications for full time/ adjunct/ visiting positions in the areas of Social/Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. The successful candidates will be required to teach undergraduate students and provide input towards the development and expansion of the Anthropology and Sociology Major.
Founded in 1986, LUMS is Pakistan’s premier university, renowned for the quality and impact of its graduates. Its modern 100-acre campus in Lahore provides world-class educational and residential facilities. Its BSc (honours) in Humanities and Social Sciences is one of the best offered in Pakistan and provides students with the option of majoring in a variety of disciplines.
Candidates should have a strong grasp of the basics of teaching undergraduate students in Anthropology and/or Sociology including quantitative and qualitative methods of research, and social and anthropological theory.
Candidates must have a PhD from a foreign university or be in the final stages of their PhD. Interested applicants should submit their current curriculum vitae and a cover letter to:
LUMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages underrepresented minorities and women to apply.
POSTED: February 27th, 2013
Job announcement: Lecturer in Hindi and Urdu at the University of Michigan
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Lecturer I in Hindi and Urdu beginning September 1, 2013. Responsibilities include instruction at any assigned levels and active involvement in teamwork and program affairs. The appointment level will be between 66% and 100% for both the Fall and Winter academic terms and will depend on final enrollments. This is a renewable one-year appointment.
POSTED: January 29th, 2013
Job Title: Area Studies Specialist
Department: Department Of State
This position is located in the School of Professional and Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute. The South and Central Asia Chair is responsible for managing the South and Central Asia Area Studies program, teaching and coordinating interdisciplinary courses on South or Central Asia for employees assigned to South or Central Asia. The incumbent is responsible for oversight of all Area Studies courses providing training, seminars, consultations and information on the region as required. Management responsibilities include planning, implementing and monitoring the program budget.
The incumbent serves as the Coordinator of the South and Central Asia Area Studies program and is responsible for long-and short-range curriculum planning, proposing and monitoring the program budget that includes major allocations for each of the courses and major activities within the program. The incumbent designs, chairs and teaches in intensive Area Studies seminars and other short courses that are offered within the South and Central Asia program. The incumbent teaches and coordinates other South or Central Asian Advanced Area Studies courses at the professional/graduate level. These courses are offered in conjunction with language training. The South and Central Asia Chair also assists in the selection and monitoring the work of outside contractors and other government employees who serve as chairpersons for courses on South or Central Asia that the South and Central Asia Chair does not teach. The South and Central Asia Chair is responsible for course scheduling and for evaluation of the work of the contractors and provides to the contractors and/or other government employees working in the South and Central Asia program, detailed guidance on the course(s) and curriculum relative to their responsibilities. The South and Central Asia Chair helps to ensure that the training needs of the Foreign Service are met. In addition, the incumbent serves actively as a resource, when appropriate, for all other training staff and programs at the Foreign Service Institute, providing area studies knowledge advice, materials, and teaching services.
POSTED November 9, 2012:
The MHR Visiting Professor position is meant to bring an international scholar from South Asia to the United States.
The South Asian Studies Program at Brandeis University is seeking applicants for a Madeleine Haas Russell Visiting Professor in Non-Western Studies over the 2013-2014 academic year. We are particularly interested in hosting a visiting professor from Pakistan or Bangladesh, whose discipline could be almost any in the social sciences or humanities, including history, politics, art, women’s or gender studies, anthropology, sociology, literature, economics, public health, religious studies, etc. The visiting professor would teach two courses at Brandeis in his or her areas of interest and expertise, and would be in residence for either one or two semesters. A salary and travel expenses are provided. Brandeis University is located in Waltham, Massachusetts in the suburbs of Boston.
To apply, please send by email to Sarah Lamb (email@example.com, Professor of Anthropology and Co-Chair of the South Asian Studies Program) a CV and a brief statement of interest including a list of teaching interests. If available, please also send a few sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations.
A small committee of faculty will review the materials in late November and early December.
Please feel free to contact Professor Sarah Lamb (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Professor, Anthropology Department
Co-Chair, South Asian Studies Program
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
Ph: 781-736-2211; FAX: 781-736-2232
POSTED November 7, 2012:
Lectureship in Hindi-Urdu
The Dhar India Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a full-time, long-term, renewable lectureship in Hindi-Urdu beginning August 1, 2013. We welcome applications from both junior and more advanced candidates for this position.
The appointee will be expected to contribute to the long-term development of the Hindi-Urdu program at Indiana University and to perform as a collegial and collaborative member of the Dhar India Studies language pedagogy team. Applicants must possess native or near-native fluency in Hindu-Urdu and English. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching Hindi-Urdu to American university students, and with proven creativity and pedagogical success in the design and delivery of courses at all levels of instruction. An MA or PhD in an appropriate field is desired but not necessary. The position entails the teaching of a total of 6 courses per year (3 per semester) at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, samples of relevant teaching materials authored by the applicant, and evaluations of teaching. Review of applications will begin January 14, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Submit application electronically to: email@example.com
Or by mail: Dhar India Studies Program
Attention: Hindi-Urdu Search Committee
825 E. 8th Street
Bloomington, IN, 47408
POSTED October 25, 2012:
Senior Scholar of Middle East/North Africa Modern Urban Social Movements
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a senior social science or humanities scholar (full professor or advanced associate) specializing in modern urban social movements in the Middle East or North Africa, beginning Fall 2013, subject to budgetary approval. Academic field is open, and may include anthropology, geography, political science, sociology, or other appropriate disciplines; the candidate must be eligible for appointment in an existing LAS department. This hire is part of a multi-unit cluster initiative for building a program for the study of modern Middle East and Islamic Societies. As a senior hire in an emerging university research and teaching cluster, this position would offer administrative leadership in developing the outlines of a new interdisciplinary curriculum and fostering research initiatives in collaboration with existing institutional strengths in ethnicity and race, gender, labor, political economy, social movements, and urban issues.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
The deadline for receipt of applications is December 8, 2012, at which time we will begin our review and will continue until the position is filled.
UIC is located in the heart of Chicago, and provides excellent research support. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Applicants should go to https://jobs.uic.edu (click on the Job Board and then the position) complete the on-line application with the full contact information for three references and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample.
Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Norma Claire Moruzzi (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the search committee.
POSTED June 1, 2012:
Associate Director, South Asia Language and Area Center & The Committee on Southern Asian Studies, University of Chicago
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Manages the day-to-day activities of the Center. Supervises the staff, coordinates the workflow, and ensures efficient operation of the Center. Assists in setting Center goals and planning educational programs and initiatives. Works with the Director and working committees to evaluate programs and/or research proposals and identifies and implements new Center priorities. Develops, coordinates, and supervises events and programs, including seminars, conferences, workshops, public lectures, visiting scholars programs, and outreach activities. Manages the Center's budget and exercises financial oversight on all endowed funds and grants from private foundations and individual donors. May assist with fundraising efforts. Seeks other new funding opportunities. Writes grant proposals in collaboration with the Center's director. May develop short and long term programmatic and administrative goals. Writes and edits communication materials. May conduct research in accordance with scholarly interests. Serves as a liaison with other Centers on campus and with related professional associations and community groups. Typically manages Center facilities. Recruits and supervises student volunteers as necessary.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
For more details please go to:
DIRECTOR, Language Learning Center (LLC), College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature (LLL), University of Hawai'i at Manoa (position #82463), full-time, 11-month tenure-track faculty position, rank S3, pending position clearance and availability of funds, to begin August 1, 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter. Rank S3 corresponds to assistant professor. The LLC advances the use of technology in language teaching and learning. The LLC's facilties include open computer labs, technology-equipped classrooms, audio and video production and teleconferencing facilities, and file and web servers. The staff includes information technology personnel, video and educational specialists, and graduate and undergraduate student assistants. The Director reports to the Dean of the College and is responsible for overall direction of the LLC. The faculty position is tenure-track; the position of Director is for a three-year renewable term.
As assigned, serve as Director of the Language Learning Center (LLC): * Oversee the operations of the LLC, including budget, facilities, and staff. * Secure, allocate and manage fiscal and human resources to fulfill LLC's mission. * Pursue grant writing and fundraising initiatives. * Lead the college in setting policy for the integration of technology in language teaching and learning, taking into account new developments and pedagogical best practices in online learning, mobile technologies, cloud computing, server technologies, social media, etc. * Promote cooperative efforts across departments in the College that advance the mission of the LLC, including teacher training and materials development. * Facilitate multimedia-based materials development projects. * Collaborate with the National Foreign Language Resource Center. -As a faculty member: * Teach graduate and undergraduate courses as assigned, in area of specialization. * Supervise graduate and undergraduate students. * Pursue a program of scholarship and service to the University and the profession.
Doctoral degree in relevant field; record of experience in relevant positions including teaching/training, scholarship, and administration. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, administrators and students in a large and diverse college; successful record in obtaining external grants. Expertise in language teaching-related IT applications.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Submit a hard copy of CV, a cover letter, and names and contact information of three references to: Language Learning Center Attn: Daniel Tom 1890 East-West Rd, Moore Hall 256 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI 96822
January 31, 2012 The University of Hawai'i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. UH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
Reporting to the Public Services Librarian, this position is responsible for research support, collaboration, and outreach for visual materials in the field of Islamic art and architecture to faculty, students, and researchers. Visual materials collections include digital images and slides for teaching as well as other formats documenting all aspects of Islamic art and architecture in the Fine Arts Library including historic photographs, postcards, and ephemera. Additional responsibilities include implementation of appropriate and forward-looking image metadata schemes, digital access, and participation in collection development and management. Works closely with the Bibliographer in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture and the Photographic Resources Librarian in the Fine Arts Library and the faculty and staff of the Aga Khan Program.
-Master's degree in library and/or information science or equivalent experience
-Advanced degree at the master's level or higher in the history of art and architecture related to the study of the Islamic world, or the equivalent combination of education, experience and/or background etc.
-3-5 years related professional library experience required
-Knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language (Arabic, Persian, Turkish)
To see full job description and apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to: Harvard Employment Site