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September 28, 2011

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Competition at the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Competition at the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University

The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University seeks 2-4 post-doctoral scholars for research fellowships for the 2012-2013 academic year, with option to extend for an additional year. The fellowship is open to scholars who have or will obtain their doctorate between August 2010 and August 2012, and who have not held tenure-track positions.

The post-doctoral fellowship of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University brings together an innovative group of interdisciplinary researchers from around the world and encourages interdisciplinary, transnational research. The fellowship provides emerging scholars the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and a figurative space for collaborative research and publication. Fellows teach one course per academic year. Scholars from any discipline may apply, provided they illustrate how their work will contribute to Global Thought’s research and teaching agenda. Fellows receive an annual salary of $55,000.00, as well as a research stipend.

Applicants must submit cover letter, CV, research proposal of 1,500 words, writing sample of 4,000 words, proposed course syllabus of 2 pages, and 2 letters of reference.

To apply, please visit http://cgt.columbia.edu/form/
For more information on the Committee on Global Thought, please visit http://cgt.columbia.edu

Application Deadline: October 31, 2011

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CLASSICAL ARABIC

The Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations invites applications for a tenurestream appointment in the area of Classical Arabic in any aspect of the Arabic Intellectual and Literary Tradition. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2012.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD at the time of appointment, be able to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. The Department is seeking a scholar who will contribute to its offerings in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies (Persian and Turkish languages and literatures, mediaeval Islamic history, history of the modern Middle East, Islamic religion, art and material culture).

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Toronto actively encourages innovative scholarship and offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, the excitement of working with a diverse student population in one of the most multicultural cities of North America that is also the intellectual and economic hub of Canada.

We strongly encourage all applicants to apply online:
http://www.jobs.utoronto.ca/faculty.htm. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your application and other materials directly to:

Professor Tim Harrison
Chair, Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
University of Toronto
4 Bancroft Ave., 2nd floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1C1
jc.jones@utoronto.ca
Fax 416-978-3305

All applicants should submit a complete and current CV, a statement of research and teaching interests and experience, and a teaching portfolio. We encourage applicants to combine PDF or MS Word documents in one or two files. Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the above address. All materials must be received by November 30, 2011 for full consideration.

For more information about the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, please visit www.utoronto.ca/nmc

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Wanted

Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Wanted

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College Consortium, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, to begin fall 2012.

This position is located in the interdisciplinary School of Critical
Social Inquiry. Discipline open. Academic background in politics,
anthropology or sociology preferred. Applicants with interests in
regional transformations, particularly but not limited to topics of
gender, religion, secularism, and nationalism, are encouraged. Hampshire faculty must be able to work successfully with people from diverse backgrounds. Hampshire College is an institution where teaching is emphasized, along with intensive individual instruction and collaborative interdisciplinary work. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly life and contribute to the college community.

Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse
intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Ph.D. by time of appointment strongly preferred. Review of applications will begin October 22, 2011. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit a cover letter describing teaching and research interests as well as educational philosophy, curriculum vitae, one sample of written work, and three letters of recommendation via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to
diversity in education and employment.

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September 15, 2011

Classical Arabic -- Job Position

CLASSICAL ARABIC -- Job Position

The Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Classical Arabic in any aspect of the Arabic Intellectual and Literary Tradition. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2012.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD at the time of appointment, be able to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. The Department is seeking a scholar who will contribute to its offerings in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies (Persian and Turkish languages and literatures, mediaeval Islamic history, history of the modern Middle East, Islamic religion, art and material culture).

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Toronto actively encourages innovative scholarship and offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, the excitement of working with a diverse student population in one of the most multicultural cities of North America that is also the intellectual and economic hub of Canada.

We strongly encourage all applicants to apply online: http://www.jobs.utoronto.ca/faculty.htm.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your application and other materials directly to:

Professor Tim Harrison
Chair, Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
University of Toronto
4 Bancroft Ave., 2nd floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1C1
jc.jones@utoronto.ca
Fax 416-978-3305

All applicants should submit a complete and current CV, a statement of research and teaching interests and experience, and a teaching portfolio. We encourage applicants to combine PDF or MS Word documents in one or two files. Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly
to the above address. All materials must be received by November 30, 2011 for full consideration. For more information about the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, please visit www.utoronto.ca/nmc

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Unique Opportunities from the Dept. of Islamic and Middle-Eastern Studiesa and The Institute of Archeology

Unique Opportunities from the Dept. of Islamic and Middle-Eastern Studiesa and The Institute of Archeology

The Faculty of Humanities, The Dept. of Islamic and Middle-Eastern Studies, The Institute of Archeology offer a Hands-on Experience in Islamic Art and Archeology: Lectures, field trips, excavation in the first 3 weeks of July 2012

This four-credit academic summer course, combined with a firsthand experience in archeological excavation, will take place at one of the sites dated to the Islamic period in Israel. 15 students will be admitted, from various universities in Israel and abroad, preferably graduate students of Islamic and Middle-Eastern studies, history, art and archeology. The program includes lectures, workshops in Islamic material culture (numismatics, epigraphy, ceramics, glass and metalwork); field trips to Islamic historical sites and to art and archaeological collections. The participants will be expected to read background material and to write an excavation report and an essay.

We cover all the expenses: hotel, meals and field trips!
The student is responsible for their own airfare.

For further information and registration, please write to the Dept. of Islamic and Middle-Eastern Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ISRAEL, islam-mideast@savion.huji.ac.il

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Fasting and Beyond: Ramadan as a Multidimentional Phenomenon

Fasting and Beyond: Ramadan as a Multidimentional Phenomenon
Ümraniye Municipality 2012, Istanbul, Turkey
13th-15th July

Aims and Scope

Ramadan appears as one of the most dynamic social phenomena of our age, whether it is considered as a time period, a realm of religious experience, a cultural practice or an area of social interaction. Its dynamism, growing out of historical, cultural and religious sources, has extended to take on a much broader social significance by nourishing new practices of communication, interaction, solidarity and purification.

The objectives of the symposium are: to evaluate Ramadan as a modern social practice flourishing through the experiences of different cultures; to portray how Ramadan works as a social network; to make a critical analysis of the ways in which Ramadan is being Orientalized through its historicization and exclusion from daily life; to comparatively explore the experience of fasting with the practices in different religions; to examine the visual, auditory and textual representations of Ramadan as a scientific phenomenon from the perspectives of different disciplines; to study the political, psychological, and spiritual impacts of Ramadan on different social classes and groups; to question Ramadan’s effect on identity formation of individuals; to distinguish constants and variables by means of comparing the Ramadan experiences of traditional and modern Islamic communities; and to compare the perspectives of different disciplines on the meanings of fasting.

We welcome articles or proposals in Turkish and/or English from all perspectives and on all subjects in social sciences, humanities and theology.

Abstracts Deadline: 15th October 2011
The Assessments of Abstracts and Announcements: 30th November 2011
Submissions Deadline: 15th February 2012
The Assessments of Texts and Announcements: 15th March 2012

Symposium organizers:
Assist. Prof. Fahrettin Altun
Assist Prof. Berat Açıl
Dr. Mustafa Demiray
Halis Kaya
Zeynep Merve Uygun

Please submit your abstracts and address all inquiries to info@ramadansymposium.com

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September 13, 2011

Archaeological Institute of America: Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants

Archaeological Institute of America: Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants

The AIA offers various funding opportunities for travel and study, and publication assistance. Complete information, guidelines and application forms can be found on the AIA's website, at www.archaeological.org/grants and by contacting the Fellowship Coordinator at lsparks@aia.bu.edu, (617) 358-4184.

SPECIFICS:

Olivia James Traveling Fellowship
DEADLINE: November 1; announced February 1
AMOUNT: $25,000
PURPOSE: For travel and study in Greece, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, Southern Italy, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia. Open to all students, but preference is given to those doing research toward a PhD or who are recent recipients (within 5 years of the application deadline) of a PhD. Not intended to support excavations.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be a US citizen.

Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship
DEADLINE: November 1 (applications must be sent to the American Academy in Rome, see AIA website for details)
AMOUNT: $10,000
PURPOSE: A pre- or post-doctoral fellowship for study of archaeology and classical studies has been established by the Institute at the American Academy in Rome. This fellowship, with other funds from the AAR, will support a Rome Prize Fellowship.
REQUIREMENTS: The AAR receives all applications. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the US.

Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship
DEADLINE: November 1; announced February 1
AMOUNT: $5000
PURPOSE: Individual project of a scholarly nature related to Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants much be citizens or permanent residents of the US or Canada, or be actively pursuing an advanced degree at a North American college or university. Previous Pomerance Fellows are not eligible.

Anna C. and Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship
DEADLINE: Jan. 15, 2012; announced April 15
AMOUNT: $11000
PURPOSE: Support of studies at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece, for no more than a year. Geographic area and cultural period not otherwise specified. Fellowship is awarded bi-annually.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US or Canada, must be at the pre-doctoral stage or have recently received a PhD (within 5 years of the date of the application) and must apply concurrently to the ASCSA for Associate Membership or Student Association Membership. See AIA website for other requirements.

Archaeology of Portugal Fund
DEADLINE: November 1; announced February 1
AMOUNT: Typical award is $4000 but may vary
PURPOSE: To support archaeological study in Portugal
REQUIREMENTS: Portuguese, Americn and other international scholars are invited to apply.

AIA/DAI Study in Berlin Fellowship
DEADLINE: February 28 (applications must be sent to the Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut, see AIA website for details)
PURPOSE: Support of an AIA Research Fellow at the DAI's library facilities in Berlin, Germany
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be archaeologists based in North America and members of the AIA. See the AIA website for further details and guidelines.

AIA/DAI Study in the US Fellowship
DEADLINE: November 1, 2011 (for fellowship tenure in Fall 2012 or Spring 2013)
PURPOSE: Support of a DAI Research Fellow at either the Cotsen Institute (UCLA) or Jouknowsky Institute (Brown University)
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be archaeologists employed by the Deutsches Archaeologishes Institut. See the AIA website for further details and guidelines.

Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

DEADLINE: March 4, 2012; announced April 20
AMOUNT: $1000
PURPOSE: To support participation in an archaeological excavation or survey project.
REQUIREMENTS: Open to junior & senior undergraduates and 1st year graduate students who are currently enrolled in a US or Canadian college or university. Applicants CANNOT have previously participated in an archaeological excavation.

Publication Prepartion Grant
DEADLINE: November 1; announced February 1
AMOUNT: $5000 (over 2 years)
PURPOSE: To support scholars in completing and publishing field research in a peer-reviewed outlet. The grant is intended to assist in the final analysis and writing of the results of field research so that, by the end of the second year, a completed manuscript may be submitted for publication.
REQUIREMENTS: Application is open to graduate students and postdoctoral professionals. See AIA website for other requirements.

Publication Subvention Grant
DEADLINE: March 1 and November 1
AMOUNT: Typical award is $5000 but may vary
PURPOSE: To support new book-length publications in the field of Classical Archaeology (defined as Greek, Roman and Etruscan archaeology & art history). Particularly welcome are first-time authors and/or final reports of excavated or surveyed sites as yet unpublished.
REQUIREMENTS: Nominations should be submitted by eligible non-profit publishers such as university or museum presses. See the AIA website for more requirements.

Please check the AIA's website: www.archaeological.org/grants or contact the fellowship coordinator (lsparks@aia.bu.edu, 617-358-4184) for updates on deadlines, awards, application guidelines & requirements and for information on other funding opportunities.

Contact Information:
Archaeological Insitute of America
656 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 617-358-4184
Fax: 617-353-6550

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International Youth Leadership Conference

International Youth Leadership Conference
United Arab Emirates, December 10th - 15th, 2011

GENERAL INFORMATION

Join students from around the world for the leadership experience of a lifetime! Our week-long youth forum on world politics,international relations and justice will give you an opportunity to; test your leadership skills, debate current issues, deliver speeches, draft resolutions, make executive decisions and realize through experience the complexities of international relations.

The main objective of the International Youth Leadership Conference is to facilitate an exchange of ideas across an ethnically diverse and socially responsible group of young international leaders. Their interaction provokes communication and dialogue that, throughout the week, provides an unparalleled learning experience and cross-cultural adventure.

The International Youth Leadership Conference in the United Arab Emirates will welcome over 120 students from more than 35 different countries for an open-minded exchange of diverse perspectives on contemporary global challenges. This week-long forum on world politics, international relations and justice will bring together prominent university students from across the globe for an open-minded exchange of ideas concerning the future of world leadership.

Our goal is to facilitate dialogue and cooperation across an ethnically diverse and socially responsible group of young international leaders. The Conference is designed to encourage social interaction and networking in a cross-cultural learning environment.

SCHEDULE

DAY 1 (Sunday)
Arrival and Welcome
• Check-In
• Registration
• Opening Ceremonies
• Gala Dinner
• Keynote Speeches
• First Group Meeting
• Getting to know everybody

DAY 2 (Monday)
The Middle East and the Wider World Day
• Breakfast
• Panel Discussion: Using new media as a tool for resistance
• Planning, development and strategy session – Arab League Crisis Meeting: Introduction and preparation
• Group Debate
• Lunch
• Site Visits (Cultural)
• Dinner
• Simulation (Arab League Summit)

DAY 3 (Tuesday)
Law and Legislation Day
• Breakfast
• Panel Discussion: Arab Spring
• Group Debate: ICC Preparation
• Lunch
• Reception with partners, speakers and diplomats
• ICC Simulation
• Dinner
• Culture Night

DAY 4 (Wednesday)
Leadership and Policy Day
• Breakfast
• Leadership workshop
• Round Tables: Regional projects
• Planning Development and Strategy Session – WTO Introduction
• Group Discussion: Political Forces
• Lunch
• Planning, Development and Strategy Session (WTO)
• Desert Safari
• Dinner
• Final preparations for WTO

DAY 5 (Thursday)
Plenary Day
• Breakfast
• Plenary Session (DIFC)
• Lunch
• Time to see Dubai
• Final Group Session
• Assessments and Evaluations
• Closing Ceremonies and Gala Dinner

DAY 6 (Friday)
Goodbye and Farewell
• Breakfast
• IYLN presentation
• Check-out & Departures

PAYMENT OPTIONS

IYLC UAE fee is 1140 EUR

Conference fee includes:
- 5 nights accommodation at the conference venue
- All meals
- All local transportation
- Airport greeting
- All field trips, site visits, guest lectures, panel discussions and workshops
- All receptions and networking events
- membership to IYLN.org social network
- Certificate of Achievement

Currencies other than Euro will be converted in accordance with the exchange rates indicated by www.xe.com on the day of the payment receipt. Any questions regarding the payment arrangement should be directed to payments@czechleadership.com. Official invoices will be made available upon request.

Please use one of the following methods to make your conference fee payment:

1.Wire Transfer (SWIFT or IBAN)**

BENEFICIARY’S BANK:
Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka, a.s.
SWIFT Code (BIC): CEKOCZPP
Radlicka 333/150, 150 57, Praha 5
Czech Republic

BENEFICIARY’S ACCOUNT IN IBAN FORMAT:
Please see more details below under important notes
-For Payments in USD:
CZ 78 0300 0000000235312148
-For Payments in EUR:
CZ 96 0300 0000000235311727

NAME & ADDRESS OF BENEFICIARY:
Youth Leadership Europe
Ripska 24, Praha 3 130 00, Czech
Republic

REASON FOR PAYMENT:
IYLC-Dubai Participant – “Your Name”

2. American Express Card

There is no surcharge on AmEx payments. To make your payment by AmEx, please provide the following details:
- name of the card holder as it appears on the card
- number of the card
- expiration date
- billing address

By e-mail: payments@czechleadership.com
By phone: +420 222 363 269

3. PayPal To:
payments@czechleadership.com

**IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDINGWIRE TRANSFERS
(Please follow these instructions carefully!)

1) Please put your full name in the payment when you submit your wire transfer. This enables us to verify that the payment was made on your behalf. If someone else is making the payment on your behalf they must indicate the same as above so that we can apply the payment to your attendance and thereby reserve your spot 100%. If we are not able to identify the payment as being yours we cannot apply it to your attendance.

2) A. You are responsible for any wire transfer fees from your bank. We are responsible for the fees in-curred from our bank, but yours will charge a fee as well. We reserve the right to ask you to pay us the outstanding amount in cash upon your arrival if you do not pay for your bank’s fees at the time of the transfer.
B. Please make sure your bank sends the payment in the respective currency of the account you’re sending it to, i.e. that payments sent in USD are sent to our USD account, EUR amounts sent to EUR account, etc. Otherwise, you might be facing a high fee for the currency exchange the bank has to per-form. (We mention this especially as we’ve had participants before who lost money on banking fees for this specific reason.) In other words, we have more than one account so that applicants can choose to at least some degree what currency they want to send their fee in.

3) Please pay special attention to the use of the IBAN. When submitting your payment via wire transfer, the beneficiary’s account number in the IBAN (International Bank Account Number)format is more or less COMPULSORY. If you don’t use it, the bank or an intermediary bank that sends the payment may charge a considerable additional transfer fee for having to look the number up. Using the IBAN will thus also speed up the transfer process. When inquiring with your bank as to how to make a wire transfer abroad, it is best to give them both formats, though the IBAN itself should suffice.

The regular formats of our account numbers are as follows:
-EUR account: 235311727-0300
-USD account: 235312148-0300
-CZK account: 235284132-0300

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and refund requests made more than 120 days prior to the conference will receive a 75% refund. Refund requests filed more than 90 and less than 120 days before the conference will be honored with a 50% return of fees. If you file your refund request more than 60 and less than 90 days before the conference, you will be honored with a 25% return of fees. We are unable to honour any refund on requests made less than 60 days before the conference. If you must defer your attendance to the following session we will simply move your attendance and no refund will be necessary.

Youth Leadership Europe o.s.
Řipská 24, Prague 3
130 00, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 222 363 269

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