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The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor (UD) in the field of Contemporary Islam (0.8 fte). The position will involve 50% teaching, 40% research, and ...
The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor (UD) in the field of Contemporary Islam (0.8 fte). 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) especially in the field of Contemporary Islam. Besides thesis supervision the candidate will, amongst others, participate in courses such as: Islam: History, Sources & Practices (BA); Religion, Culture & Diversity (BA); Migration, Culture & Religious Identity (MA). This means the candidate needs a competence in the fields of Islam in relation to migration and identity also with regard to the MENA region in order to be able to teach these courses adequately and to supervise theses on these themes. He/she should be an anthropologist or from a closely related discipline. Language of instruction is English.
Beside these teaching related competences the faculty is looking for a scholar whose research lies preferably in the field of contemporary Islam in Asia so as to contribute to the Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia (see www.rug.nl/research/centre-religion-culture-asia) of the faculty.
Early career scholars are explicitly encouraged to apply.
The following criteria will be important in the selection process.
The candidate should:
- hold a PhD degree in religious studies, Islamic studies, anthropology or in a closely related discipline
- preferably have a research focus on Contemporary Islam in Asia
- should have a sound knowledge of Contemporary Islam with regard to the topics of migration, identity and the MENA region related to the expected teaching and supervision obligations
- have a track record of international peer-reviewed publications
- have teaching experience at university level
- have demonstrated success or capacity for success in the acquisition of research funding
- have a demonstrable interest in interdisciplinary cooperation
- have organizational competence, entrepreneurship, and excellent communication skills.
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.
Groningen is a lively university city with a population of 200,000, only a 2.5 hours drive by train or car from the national airport of Amsterdam.
The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen is a leading European institution for the study of religion. We are proud to be ranked as the best teaching and research center for religion in the Netherlands. We are committed to highest standards in critical academic research, and we translate our research into stimulating and cutting-edge teaching programmes. We train students to be independent and critical observers of the place of religion in its cultural and historical context, and we prepare them for the job market. The faculty is flourishing and expanding.
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