Assistant Professor Contemporary Islam – University of Groningen

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Call for Applications: Assistant Professor Contemporary Islam – University of Groningen

Dear colleagues,

The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) is hiring an Assistant Professor on Contemporary Islam. Deadline 27 August.

Job description
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 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.

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