Category Archives: Job Openings

Job: Assistant Professor in the Sociology of Religion

The following new job listing has been posted in the ASA Job Bank and may be of interest to section members:
Job ID: 15636
Institution: Baylor University
Department: Dept of Sociology
Title: Assistant Professors (2)
Position/Rank: Academic Positions: Assistant Professor, Academic Positions: Assistant Professor
Areas/Special Programs: Mental Health , Religion

For additional information on this position (including how to apply), visit the ASA Job Bank at http://jobbank.asanet.org.

Two Job Openings with Pew Research: Demography of Religion Team

Pew Research Center has one open level research position for anyone from ABD status up to tenured professor. Pew is also looking for a savvy research assistant.

Research Associate or Senior Researcher position: https://jobs-prc.icims.com/jobs/5962/research-associate%2c-global-religious-demography/job

Research Assistant position: https://jobs-prc.icims.com/jobs/5964/research-assistant%2c-demography-of-religion/job

Both jobs are based in Washington DC.

Here are some recent examples of the demography of religion team’s work

PhD Opportunity

Dear Colleagues,

Here is a job offer for a phd contract on “Islam, market and gender in Russia: Women entrepreneurs and the market of Muslim goods and services in Russia (or the CIS)”:

https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/Doctorant/UMR8224-LUBJUR0-001/Default.aspx?lang=EN

The deadline for application is July 14.

Best wishes,

Silvia Serrano
Professeur, Sorbonne Université,
Eur’Orbem
Centre d’Etude des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen (CERCEC),
EHESS,
54 Bd Raspail, 75006, Paris

PhD Scholarships on “The African Diaspora and Pentecostalism in Australia”

Dear colleagues,

We are offering 2 PhD scholarships (1 based in Sydney and 1 in Perth) as part of the Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project: “The African Diaspora and Pentecostalism in Australia: New Perspectives on Materiality, Media and Religion.”

This project investigates the new African Diaspora in Australia and its embrace of Pentecostalism, particularly after arrival. The African community in Australia has often been associated with poor settlement outcomes, and has also been on the receiving end of a racialised moral panic. The project aims: to understand the range of challenges African-Australian communities faces; to determine why so many of their members join Pentecostal churches; to investigate how Pentecostal churches support these communities’ translocal and transnational mobility and sense of belonging, and; to contribute to policy efforts to improve outcomes for African new arrivals in Australia.

Within this larger project, the PhD candidates will conduct ethnographic research with Pentecostal churches in Australia, and with African Diasporas in the country. Both projects will investigate questions such as: how do Pentecostal churches support/hinder processes of settlement and ‘integration’? How do some Pentecostal megachurches generate transnational religious fields – ones which may harness resources from branches elsewhere in the world? And what impact does all of this have on Australian cities’ post-secular social landscapes?

We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds: anthropology, sociology, religious studies, African studies, Migration studies or a related field. In particular, the project is suitable for candidates with strong interests in the intersections of migration and religion. Applications from students of African heritage are especially welcomed.

Deadline: 30 June 2019

For more details, see

  1. https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/graduate_research_school/grs/scholarships/current_scholarships/current_scholarships/ssap_the_african_diaspora_and_pentecostalism_in_australia (Religion and Society Research Centre, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Sydney)
  2. http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/search?sc_view=1&id=8941 (, at the School of Social Sciences, University of Western Australia, Perth).

Prof Cristina Rocha
Director of Religion and Society Research Cluster |School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Western Sydney University
President: Australian Association for the Study of Religion

Job Opening: Research Assistant for a project on British Islam

Research Assistant
Full details of how to apply at: http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/AHCPR1021
Are you interested in British Islam and its interactions with UK state and society? Do you have experience of working with Muslim organisations, editing reports and websites, as well as organising events, promoting research and gathering feedback? Would you like to work on a collaborative project which aims to have a positive impact on the UK Hajj pilgrimage sector?

You will provide flexible research assistance to Professor Seán McLoughlin, who is working with the Council of British Hajjis to consult pilgrims, Hajj organisers and UK governance authorities as part of the process of writing the first independent report on the Hajj pilgrimage sector in the UK. This effort to develop impact from Prof. McLoughlin’s research is supported by the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

You will hold an honours degree in the social sciences or arts and humanities or a comparable subject. A higher degree with a research component is also desirable. You will have first-hand research or other related experience of engaging with British Muslim communities and organisations, as well as a sound understanding of their relations to UK state and society. You will have strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing, and have the capacity to judge/vary what is required to connect with different audiences and influencers. Strong interpersonal skills and self-motivation are also essential, together with the ability to work independently and flexibly to deadlines as part of a small team. Competence in a community language (e.g. Urdu, Panjabi, etc) is also desirable.

You will need to have the flexibility to work more/less intensively at times but will be able to negotiate working patterns with Prof. McLoughlin. Working from home will sometimes be appropriate. Some limited, fully-funded travelling out of office hours and at weekends e.g. to meet community partners and/or to help at events in the North of England and the English Midlands will also be necessary, as will two overnight stays in London. The position is available immediately.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Seán McLoughlin, Professor of the Anthropology of Islam (Muslim Diasporas)
Email: s.mcloughlin@leeds.ac.ukmailto:s.mcloughlin@leeds.ac.uk

Location:       Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:        Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:       School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science
Category:       Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:         £27,025 to £32,236 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:   30% of full time
Post Type:      Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 July 2019)
Closing Date:   Thursday 13 December 2018
Reference:      AHCPR1021

Poste de professeure: Professeur en théories de la religion

AU DÉPARTEMENT DE SCIENCES DES RELIGIONS

L’entrée en fonction est prévue au 1er juillet 2019 sous réserve des autorisations budgétaires requises.

L’UQAM recherche des candidates et candidats qualifiés afin de renouveler son corps professoral et assurer un développement de qualité dans tous les domaines d’activités.

SOMMAIRE DE LA FONCTION :

  • · Enseignement et encadrement aux trois cycles d’études
  • · Recherche dans le domaine
  • · Services à la collectivité

EXIGENCES :

  • · philosophie ou dans une discipline connexe
  • · Connaissance approfondie des théories de la religion et de leurs fondements philosophiques
  • · Capacité d’articuler une critique épistémologique du croire
  • · Compétence en herméneutique des manifestations contemporaines du religieux
  • · Capacité d’élaborer et de maintenir un programme de recherche subventionnée
  • · Solide dossier de recherche et de publications scientifiques
  • · Expérience en enseignement
  • · Aptitudes dans le domaine du service à la collectivité
  • · Maîtrise du français tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit

DATE D’ENTRÉE EN FONCTION : 1er JUILLET 2019

TRAITEMENT : Selon la convention collective UQAM-SPUQ

L’Université du Québec à Montréal souscrit à un programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi. De ce fait, elle invite les femmes, les autochtones, les membres des minorités visibles, des minorités ethniques et les personnes en situation de handicap qui répondent aux exigences du poste à soumettre leur candidature. Nous encourageons les personnes qui s’identifient à l’un ou l’autre de ces groupes à remplir le Questionnaire d’identification à la présente adresse et à le joindre à leur dossier de candidature : www.rhu.uqam.ca/visiteurs/egalite/QuestionnaireAccesEgalite.pdf

Nous encourageons toutes les candidates, tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler; la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux Canadiennes, Canadiens ainsi qu’aux résidentes, résidents permanents.

Les personnes intéressées sont priées de faire parvenir un curriculum vitae en français, détaillé, daté et signé, incluant trois lettres de recommandation AVANT LE 6 MARS 17 h à:

Madame Marie-Andrée Roy, directrice
Département de sciences des religions
Université du Québec à Montréal
C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8

Study Opportunity (funded): “Religion at the workplace: experiences, beliefs and practices”

Job Opportunity at the University of Southampton: SCDTP Studentship – <https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=1078718CC>

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2019/20 Academic Year.

We invite applications from qualified and highly motivated students to work in the area of religion, diversity, and work and employment. This research project investigates how workers negotiate faith/religious values in a multi-cultural/multi-faith workplace and how they comply/contest practices in the world of work guided by faith-related values and the use of religious artefacts and ceremonies. This interdisciplinary research will pay particular attention to the production of religious artefacts (shrines, effigies, scapulars, prayer cards, saint cards, etc.), and  practices of faith at the work place (dress code, special time off, religious jewellery, dietary requirements, prayer, meditation).

Supervisory Team:

Dr Bindi Shah (B.Shah@soton.ac.uk) and Dr María Villares-Varela (Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology; Faculty of Social Sciences) and Dr Heidi Armbruster (Modern Languages and Linguistics; Faculty of Humanities).

The closing date and time for applications is 11.59pm on 24th January 2019.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at: http://southcoastdtp.ac.uk/apply/

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at scdtp@soton.ac.uk<mailto:scdtp@soton.ac.uk>, or see links below:

Job Opening: Center for the Study of Law and Religion

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University is hiring a Digital Scholarship Fellow to lead the Center’s development of innovative digital scholarship tools for research, scholarly collaboration, publication, dissemination, and pedagogy. 

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion is a global leader in the field of law and religion. Founded at Emory University in 1982, the Center’s mission is to produce and promote path-breaking scholarship, teaching, and public programs on the interaction of law and religion around the world. To fulfill this mission, the Center offers six degree programs and dozens of courses, edits three book series and the Journal of Law and Religion, and runs international and interdisciplinary research projects.

To learn more about the Center, visit https://cslr.law.emory.edu.

To apply, visit https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/26839/job.

Deadline: November 23rd.

Job Description

The Digital Scholarship Fellow leads the Center for the Study of Law and Religion’s development of innovative digital scholarship tools for research, scholarly collaboration, publication of research, dissemination of research, and pedagogy. The Fellow is responsible for maintaining and improving the Center’s current online platforms, including the Center’s website and social media; researching and introducing new developments and best practices in digital scholarship to the Center; collaborating with Center leadership to incorporate digital scholarship into the Center’s scholarly initiatives; and collaborating with faculty teaching in law and religion to incorporate digital scholarship into classroom pedagogy.

Job Opening: Assistant Professor Position in Urban Sociology

Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Sociology seeks to fill an Assistant Professor tenure-stream position beginning in Fall 2019. We are especially interested in hiring a candidate whose primary expertise in urban sociology whose substantive interests contribute to areas of department need such as environmental sociology, race, or religion with a methodological specialty in ethnography.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly publication, grant-writing, and excellence in teaching.

Loyola is a nationally recognized research university in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The Department of Sociology is located on Loyola’s attractive Lakeshore Campus, has a well-established doctoral program as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Inquiries should be addressed to Professor Rhys Williams, Chair of Search Committee, Dept. of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, 1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL, 60660 or rwilliams7@luc.edu.

Candidates must register their application and submit an electronic CV, a cover letter and statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a teaching portfolio, and a writing sample at www.careers.luc.edu. Three letters of reference should be logged on to the website or sent as hard copy to the address above. Review of applications will begin November 10, 2018, continuing until the position is filled.