Category Archives: Position Open

ISAGRAM: issue 195, May 2021

On its meeting held on May 1, 2021 the Assembly
of Councils of the ISA has reached the decision to
postpone to June 25-July 1, 2023 the XX ISA World
Congress of Sociology
. Further information will be
provided in due course.

ISA approves policy statement against mandatory
retirement from employment because of age


CONFERENCES

Global Studies Colloquium
University of California, USA
April 7-June 2, 2021

Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement
and Subjection

University of Warwick
Coventry, United Kingdom
June 24-26, 2021
Proposals: May 10, 2021

(Re)Contextualising the Discursive Construction
of Europe

University of Cyprus
Nicosia, Cyprus
November 25-26, 2021
Abstracts: May 15, 2021

Where City and Territory Meet…
Institute of Urbanism, TU Graz
Graz, Austria
September 16-17, 2021
Submissions: May 16, 2021

The ‘Future of Work’: Examining Discourses
and Social Practices

Laboratoire de Changement Social et Politique,
Univ. Paris 7
Paris, France
November 25-26, 2021
Proposals: May 30, 2021

The Causes and Consequences of Depopulation
Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2021
Vienna, Austria
November 29–December 01, 2021
Submissions: June 15, 2021

Comparative Sociology & Social Science
Methodology

ISA RC 20 and RC33
Japan’s Women University
Tokyo, Japan
September 12-16, 2022
Session proposals: July 30, 2021

FELLOWSHIPS

7 Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Center for the Study of Violence
University of São Paulo, Brazil
Applications: May 14, 2021

15 PhD Scholarships
Doctoral School of Social Sciences
University of Trento, Italy
Applications: May 26, 2021

Associate Directors of Studies Program

Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
Paris, France
Applications: June 30, 2021

PUBLICATIONS

Children and Youths’ Migration in a Global
Landscape

Call for papers
Edited volume of Sociological Studies of Children
& Youth
Submissions: May 23, 2021

Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19
Pandemic and its Consequences

Call for papers
Special Issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population
Research

Submissions: May 31, 2021

Youth and Varieties of Globalism in Asia
Call for papers
Special issue of Youth and Globalization
Abstracts: June 30, 2021

Precarious Employment and Well-Being during
the COVID-19 Pandemic

Call for papers
Special Issue of Work and Occupations
Submissions: November 15, 2021

JOB OPENINGS

Instructor (two-year, limited term) in
Quantitative Sociology
Department of Sociology
University of Calgary, Canada
Applications: May 13, 2021
 
Assistant Professor in Nationalism and Social
Psychology

Central European University
Vienna, Austria
Applications: May 31, 2021

Postgraduate funding: The Islam-UK Centre at Cardiff University

The Islam-UK Centre at Cardiff University is pleased to offer postgraduate funding for the coming autumn. There are 3 scholarships available for the 1 year MA and 3 scholarships for PhDs. The deadline is 21 May, and details are here:
https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/centre-for-the-study-of-islam-in-the-uk/study/jameel-scholarships

Applications that reflect the research interests of the Islam-UK Centre staff are encouragedhttps://www.cardiff.ac.uk/centre-for-the-study-of-islam-in-the-uk/people

Contact jameelscholarships@cardiff.ac.uk for any queries, or get in touch with myself or any of the Islam-UK Centre staff for an informal conversation.

AASR April Newsletter

Book Reviews Editor Wanted

The Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, the publication of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion, is seeking a book reviews editor from April 2021 to April 2022, while Rosemary Hancock is on leave. The position involves soliciting and editing academic book reviews from scholars around the world; the journal is published 3 times per year and each issue publishes 4 or 5 reviews. The position does involve posting books, so it is important to have the approval of your university for that task. Please contact Rosemary Hancock if you are interested: rosemary.hancock@nd.edu.au

Books  for Review

Please find the current list of books available for review on the Journal. 

Call for Papers:

Conferences:

46th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion on ‘Hope’, 9-10 December 2021. Abstract deadline: 31 Oct 2021. More info.

Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2021, 20-22 September 2021. Abstract deadline 3 May 2021. More info

Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS), online: “The Future of Islam and Humanity: Local and Global Challenges and Opportunities”. 14-16 September 2021. Proposals due by 1 June 2021. More info.

New New Zealand Association for the Study of Religion Conference on ‘Aotearoa Spirit’, Victoria University of Wellington, 29-30 November 2021. Abstract deadline: 3 September 2021. More info. 

Publications:

Call for papers for the International Journal for the Study of New Religions

Call for papers: Special Issue “Female Mystics and the Divine Feminine in the Global Sufi Experience”. Deadline 1 July 2021. 

Events:

1. International seminar series on “Religion, Crisis and Disaster”. Upcoming: ‘Religion and Crisis in Nepal’, by Prof. David Gellner, University of Oxford on 7 April 2021. 
Talks will be online between February 24 – April 28, always on Wednesdays at 7pm in Sydney/4pm Perth (to allow for time difference with Europe and the Americas). More info

2. ICA 2021 Preconference Program: Intersectional Imaginaries in Media, Religion and Gender May 27, 2021. More info

PhD opportunity:

Religion, Society and Culture Network, Deakin University
Religion — beliefs and believers, institutions, social justice contributions, personal spirituality — plays a crucial role in areas of health, well-being, and safe and secure communities. While so-called secular Australia is in constant dialogue (and sometimes tension) with religion at the institutional level (child abuse, inter-faith disputes, the roles of women, other beliefs which seem to contradict the public policies of society), the contributions of religious leaders and believers are multiple. The Network is concerned with how such debates can be more fully acknowledged and considered, especially in relation to the growing recognition of Indigenous Australian spiritual beliefs, and in the increasing presence of Moslem, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist and other religious faiths.
What does “Australia” have to say in the dialogue between faiths and between secular and religious worldviews? Proposals for a PhD project that would investigate the role played by religion either historically and/or in contemporary cultures are sought. It might be based in sociological and policy-making approaches (potential supervisors are Anna Halafoff and Andrew Singleton), educational studies, ideological or theological approaches (Lyn McCredden, Ly Hon Tan). Supervisors in the Network for Religion, Society and Culture have a range of expertise in religious studies, with particular strengths in Buddhist studies (John Power, Anna Halafoff), Indigenous and postcolonial studies (Joanna Cruickshank, Lyn McCredden, Gillian Tan), fundamentalisms, religion and conspiracy theories (Geoff Boucher, Anna Halafoff, Andrew Singleton), evangelicalism, media and religion. (Enqi Weng), religion and education (Brendan Hyde, Dawn Joseph)
Application details, application due 1 May 2021.

AASR February Newsletter

The AASR YouTube channel is now live with some recordings from the 2020 Digital Conference. To view and/or circulate: AASR 2020 Digital Conference Recordings 

Call for Papers:

Conferences

36th ISSR/SISR ‘Religion in Global/Local Perspectives: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation’ Conference, 12-15 July 2021 (digital only), Taipei, Taiwan. Closing soon Call for papers: 8 January to 28 February 2021. More info

UK – 2021 Implicit Religion, Race, and Representation (Online), 21-23 May 2021. Abstract deadline: 15 March 2021. More info

New 82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion on Communicating Religion’s Relevance, 7-10 Aug 2021. Abstract deadline: 31 March 2021. More info

Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2021, 20-22 September 2021. Abstract deadline 3 May 2021. More info

3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy. Canberra, 8-10 December 2021. Proposal deadline 21 May 2021. More info 

Publications

Call for papers for the Journal of the Contemporary Study of IslamCall for papers for the Waikato Islamic Studies Review

Call for Book Proposals in Modern East Asian Religion and CultureCall for papers for the International Journal for the Study of New Religions

Call for paper for a thematic issue of Religion: Emic Categories and New Paths / Case Studies in the Scholarly Use of Indigenous Concepts (working title). Deadline Feb 2021. 

Call for papers: Special Issue on “Historizing Islamophobia”. Deadline February 2021. 

Call for papers: Special Issue “Female Mystics and the Divine Feminine in the Global Sufi Experience”. Deadline 1 July 2021. 

Events:

1. International seminar series on “Religion, Crisis and Disaster” 
Talks will be online between February 24 – April 28, always on Wednesdays at 7pm in Sydney/4pm Perth (to allow for time difference with Europe and the Americas), except for Simon Coleman’s talk, which will be on 3rd of March at 12pm Sydney/9am Perth.
First speaker on Feb 24th is Prof Birgit Meyer (Utrecht, Philosophy and Religious Studies) presenting on ‘Religion and the Pandemic.’ More info

2. ICA 2021 Preconference Program: Intersectional Imaginaries in Media, Religion and Gender
May 27, 2021. More info

Opportunities:

2021 ATF Theological Book Prize. Submission by 31 March 2021. More info.Junior Professorship for Religious Studies, Westphalian Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Professor in Study of Religion, University of Helsinki

Religion, Spirituality, and Democratic Renewal (RSDR) Fellowship of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

BSA Cultural Sociology call for editors

Cultural Sociology

Editorship 2021-2025 | Call for Additional Editors

Application Deadline: 17th March 2021

The British Sociological Association and SAGE invite applications from cultural sociologists to join our team of Marcus Morgan and Chris Thorpe to edit and develop the journal.

In line with our commitment to diversity, we particularly welcome applications from potential editors who will help the journal reflect the diversity of BSA membership and wider society and to increase the variety of voices and perspectives within cultural sociology, particularly those who are frequently underrepresented in academic publishing.

Cultural Sociology (CUS) is currently in its 15th year of publication, and is a respected journal with an international profile. It publishes 4 times a year, including regular special issues.

Editorial Responsibilities

–        Editing, and overseeing peer review, for journal submissions, including book reviews and other types of content – e.g. special issues, regional spotlights, etc.

–        Developing the intellectual strategy and editorial policy, working closely with fellow editors, the journal Boards, the BSA and SAGE

–        Working with the BSA and SAGE to publicise journal content and activities and contribute to the journal’s social media activities

–        Representing CUS at relevant events and conferences and within the BSA, e.g. the Advisory Forum and Publications meetings

–        Reporting to and attending the annual Editorial Board meeting

–        Understanding current and future trends in the journal’s fields

For more information and to apply, please see the full call: https://britsoc.co.uk/media/25473/cfa_cultural_sociology_editorship_2021_final.pdf

Postdoc in the Sociology of Religion

Happy New Year dear SocRel colleagues!

I would like to draw your attention to a 2-year post doc open at the University of Helsinki, with a focus on sociology of religion (religion in Europe, religion and migration, stats skills preferred, but all considered).

https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/avoimet-tyopaikat/postdoctoral-researcher

Please share!

Best,
Dr Titus Hjelm
Associate Professor in the Study of Religion
Department of Cultures
University of Helsinki

AASR December Newsletter

The Journal for the Academic Study of Religion Vol. 33 no. 2 is out now. Current members of AASR can access it here. For those who missed the AASR 2020 Digital Conference, we will update on session recordings in Jan/Feb 2021. Meanwhile, have a wonderful summer break and 2021 ahead.
 
Call for Papers:

Conferences
36th ISSR/SISR ‘Religion in Global/Local Perspectives: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation’ Conference, 12-15 July 2021 (digital only), Taipei, Taiwan. Call for papers revised: 8 January to 28 February 2021. More info
Center for Critical Research on Religion and Queens University Belfast, conference on “Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion”, 11-14 June 2021. Proposal deadline 15 January 2021. More info.
NEW Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2021, 20-22 September 2021. Abstract deadline 3 May 2021. More info
3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy. Canberra, 8-10 December 2021. Proposal deadline 21 May 2021. More info 

Publications
Call for Book Proposals in Modern East Asian Religion and Culture
Call for papers for the International Journal for the Study of New Religions
Call for paper for a thematic issue of Religion: Emic Categories and New Paths / Case Studies in the Scholarly Use of Indigenous Concepts (working title). Deadline Feb 2021. 
Call for papers: Special Issue on “Historizing Islamophobia”. Deadline February 2021. 
Call for papers: Special Issue “Female Mystics and the Divine Feminine in the Global Sufi Experience”. Deadline 1 July 2021. 
Opportunities:
2021 ATF Theological Book Prize. Submission by 31 March 2021. More info. 
Research Associate in Social Contexts of Rebellion in the Early Islamic Period, University of Hamburg Institute of Asian and African Studies
Postdoctoral Researcher in Qur’an and Aramaic Christianity, University of Tubingen Department of Religious Studies
PhD Position in Jewish Studies, University of Tubingen Department of Religious Studies
Assistant Professor in Religious Studies, New York University
Latest Publications:

Balthrop-Lewis, Alda 2021. Thoreau’s Religion: Walden Woods, Social Justice, and the Politics of Asceticism. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 

Carole M. Cusack and James R. Lewis 2020. Mass Suicides and Mass Homicides: Collective Violence and the Demise of New Religious Movements. In The Demise of Religions: How Religions End, Die or Dissipate, edited by Michael Stausberg, Stuart A. Wright, and Carole M. Cusack, 175-190. Bloomsbury, London. 
 
McPhillips, Kathleen, and Naomi Goldenberg (eds) 2021. The End of Religion: Feminist Reappraisals of the State. Routledge, London.

Milad, Milani, and Vassilios Adrahtas (eds) 2021. Islam, Civility and Political Culture. Springer, Cham. 

Michael Stausberg, Stuart A. Wright, and Carole M. Cusack (eds) 2020. The Demise of Religions: How Religions End, Die or Dissipate. Bloomsbury, London. 
 
Possamai, Adam, and Anthony J. Blasi (eds) 2020. The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of ReligionSage, Los Angeles. 

Possamai, Adam, and Giuseppe Giordan (eds) 2020. The Social Scientific Study of Exorcism in Christianity. Springer, Cham.

Stuart A. Wright, Michael Stausberg and Carole M. Cusack 2020.How Religions End: Terms and Types. In The Demise of Religions: How Religions End, Die or Dissipate, edited by Michael Stausberg, Stuart A. Wright, and Carole M. Cusack, 13-30. Bloomsbury, London. 

AHRC Midlands4cities PhD scholarship opportunities

Please see below for information re PhD funding at Coventry University (and other university across the Midlands, UK). These are funded PhD opportunities both for specific projects as well as open call scholarships.

There is an opportunity to study with me on a specific project that will Uncover the history of inter-religious relations in Coventry, details here:

https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/Uncovering-the-History-of-Inter-religious-Relations-in-Post-war-Coventry.pdf.

Further open call opportunities are also available and I am happy to take enquiries about student-led projects. See links below for further details:

Coventry University is proud to be one of eight universities in the Midlands4Cities (M4C) Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The Midlands4Cities DTP will fund and train the next generation of highly skilled arts and humanities researchers through PhD Scholarships:

https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-opportunities/research-students/midlands4cities/

AHRC Midlands4cities scholarships

https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk/apply/

Position Open – Lecturer/Research Fellow – Buddhism (Level B)

Lecturer/Research Fellow – Buddhism (Level B) – Nan Tien InstituteWollongong NSW AUSTRALIAFixed Term full-time (3 years) 

Closing date: Monday 24 August 2020

Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is a private, not for profit, government accredited higher education provider offering courses in the areas of Buddhist studies, health and wellbeing.

Today NTI operates from its own state-of-the-art campus on the South Coast of New South Wales, which incorporates contemplative education and fosters an environment for holistic learning, allowing students to contribute to the advancement and integration of knowledge, culture and ethical understanding, both within their own lives and within the lives of others.

Accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, NTI offers postgraduate programs in Applied Buddhist Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, Humanistic Buddhism and Mental Health. We also offer customised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs and special interest subjects across the areas of meditation, mindfulness and health.

The Lecturer/Research Fellow in Buddhism is responsible to carry out research in Humanistic Buddhism and teaching in the Applied Buddhist Studies and Humanistic Buddhism courses.

How to apply:

Please provide us with a copy of your resume and cover letter addressing the above selection criteria.

For enquiries please contact Human Resources on 02 4258 0746 or email hr@nantien.edu.au

Nan Tien Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further details visit: https://www.nantien.edu.au/lecturer-research-fellow-buddhism

PhD scholarship: Religion, Materiality and the African Diaspora in Australia

Western Sydney University’s Religion and Society Research Cluster is advertising a fully-funded PhD scholarship in the ARC Discovery project “The African Diaspora in Australia: New Perspectives on Materiality, Media and Religion.” Within this larger project, the PhD candidate will conduct ethnographic research with religious communities of African migrants and refugees in Australia. The PhD project will be developed within the fields of diaspora, globalisation and material religion studies. As such, an ideal candidate will be trained in the social sciences and interested in one or more of these topics:

Material culture, the body, religious experiences, the senses, aesthetics, lived religion, ritual practices, infrastructures (e.g., the city, church buildings), mediatisation (traditional and new media), and transnational and translocal connections.

Please circulate it to your networks. More details: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/schools/grs/scholarships/current_scholarships/current_scholarships/ssap_the_african_diaspora_and_pentecostalism_in_australia