Aarhus University, School of Culture and Society, Department of the Study of Religion
Professorship in Modern Arab and Islamic Studies (938406)
|Institution Type:||College / University|
The School of Culture and Society, Department of the Study of Religion, Aarhus University, invites applications for a permanent professorship within the field of Arab and Islamic Studies. The position is available from 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Place of employment: Jens Chr. Schous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
The professorship is offered with a view to attracting a particularly talented person who is expected to play a key role in the continued creation of innovative, internationally recognised research within the field of Arab and Islamic Studies. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to and further develop core activities at Aarhus University in general and within Arab and Islamic Studies in particular in the following areas: research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. The professor will also be expected to provide academic leadership relating to research, education and academic development, as well as contributing actively to the further development of the department, both nationally and internationally.
We are looking for a professor with documented and extensive research experience within the field of Islam, with a special focus on modern Islam in both Western and Arab contexts, on globalisation and transnationalism, and on topics including reactions to modernity, new religious movements, terrorism and religion in politics. A focus on Sufism would be particularly welcome. While based within the Islamic Cultures and Societies Research Unit (ICSRU), the successful applicant will also be expected to develop activities at the broader departmental level, which will include interdisciplinary cooperation with the study of religion, anthropology and political science.
Application deadline: 24/11/2017
|Primary Category:||Arabic History / Studies