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The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Richmond invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in cultural anthropology to begin in August, 2013. We are seeking a candidate whose primary focus is the Middle East and/or North Africa with an emphasis on Islam. Fluency in a major Middle Eastern language is strongly preferred.
Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching at all undergraduate levels, including introductory courses in cultural anthropology, as well as courses in their areas of specialization. The successful candidate will teach courses for anthropology majors, as well as courses in the interdisciplinary International Studies program, which has a Middle East concentration. In addition to demonstrable teaching skills, we seek candidates with a strong research agenda, which could actively involve undergraduate majors. A Ph.D. is required. ABDs will be considered, but must have completed the Ph.D. degree by the start date.
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To apply for this position, please visit and use the Faculty (Instructional/Research) link to upload a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a concise writing sample, and a statement of teaching and research interests.
Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference and graduate school transcripts to be sent to Dr. Jan French, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012. Members of the search committee will conduct pre-arranged interviews at the AAA conference in San Francisco.

The University of Richmond is a highly selective, private institution that is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to being an inclusive community. We strongly encourage applicants to indicate their potential contributions to these goals.

Deputy Director at Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin

Zentrum Moderner Orient is looking for a new deputy director for research development as of January 2013 in order to launch the second phase of its research programme, entitled Muslim Worlds ­ World of Islam?

Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) is an independent research centre for interdisciplinary research on the history, societies and cultures of the Middle East, Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Europe. The focus is on influences, perspectives and connections of the South, notably of Muslims and their neighbours. The centre currently employs about 35 research fellows, the majority of them historians, students of Islam and anthropologists, from a variety of countries.

ZMO¹s deputy director for research development coordinates and partly supervises research activities within the ZMO and with national and international researchers beyond the centre. Conceptualising axes of future research development and contributing to applications for external research funding (Drittmitteleinwerbung) will be an important part of this post.

The ideal candidate has already developed his or her own research profile and holds a habilitation or equivalent qualification works on the past or present of Muslim societies preferably of Africa, Central, South or Southeast Asia. He or she has experience in the development and supervision of research projects in the German and European context and is fluent in German, English and the relevant research languages. The candidate should have experience of working in an interdisciplinary context with groups of younger as well as more experienced scholars. While we strongly encourage candidates with outstanding research projects, the post entails responsibility for the overall research.

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