American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) African Humanities Program Fellowship Competition 2013-2014
The ACLS African Humanities Program is happy to announce that application materials for the 2013-14 fellowship competition are now available online. To download the application documents, and for further information on this year’s competition, please visit
The African Humanities Program, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, provides fellowships for scholars in the humanities who are nationals of sub-Saharan African countries. Dissertation fellowships to support the final year of writing are available to scholars affiliated with institutions of higher education and research in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda. Early-career postdoctoral fellowships are available to scholars who are eight or fewer years past the Ph.D. and who are affiliated with institutions in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa. The African Humanities Program supports research in any humanistic discipline, and invites applications from scholars working in any field in the humanities. For more information about the African Humanities Program, please visit us online at www.acls.org/programs/ahp or www.facebook.com/ACLS.AHP. To join the AHP mailing list, please contact email@example.com.
We enage everyone to spread the word about this year’s competition and to contact ACLS with any questions about the application process. Queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline is November 1, 2013. Applications should be submitted via email to email@example.com. Late applications will not be accepted.
ACLS African Humanities Program Fellows 2013-2014
The ACLS African Humanities Program (funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York) announces 34 new Fellowship awards in its fifth competition year. The Fellows represent a broad range of fields in the humanities and come from many educational institutions across Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Their applications were evaluated by an international committee of 50 senior scholars from African universities in a rigorous process of peer review.
27 of our 34 new Fellows will be undertaking AHP-funded residencies, traveling to eight residential centers in six African countries over the course of the academic year. We congratulate our Fellows and wish them the best of luck.
To access the full press release and the lists of Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellows, please visit http://www.acls.org/news/08-29-2013/.
You can keep up with all AHP news and announcements by following the program on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ACLS.AHP .
Call for contributions to a book project entitled: Karl Barth in Dialogue with Other Religious Traditions: Karl Barth and Comparative Theology. The project has been submitted to Fordham University Press by Christian T. Collins Winn & Martha Moore-Kish. They are looking specifically for scholars of African indigenous religions who have an interest in the writings of Karl Barth.
This volume brings the theology of Karl Barth into dialogue with the burgeoning field of comparative theology. Featuring contributions from a variety of scholars, the volume builds on recent engagements with Barth in the area of theologies of religion, by opening a new conversation between Barth’s theology and comparative theology. The opening essay summarizes the intra-Christian conversation about how Barth’s theology can helpfully inform theology of religious pluralism. The bulk of the volume which follows features comparative theological performances, which bring Barth’s theology into conversation with theological claims from other religious traditions for the purpose of modeling deep learning across religious borders from a Barthian perspective. For each tradition addressed in this volume, two Christian theologians offer focused engagements of Barth with themes and figures from another religious tradition, with a response from a theologian from that tradition itself. Scant attention has been given to Barth as a conversation partner in the discipline of comparative theology, and we seek to open up new trajectories for comparative theology with this unlikely interlocutor.
Those interested may contact Christian Collins Winn for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org)
St. Lawrence University
Visiting Assistant Professor – Study of Islam
St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year Visiting position at the assistant professor level in the study of Islam to begin August 2013. The successful candidate will be asked to teach the department’s survey of Islam, a 100-level thematic course that introduces students to the academic study of religion of the candidate’s design, and upper-level courses of the candidate’s design. Preference will be given to candidates who are conversant with academic method and theory in the study of religion. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. A completed Ph.D. is preferred but late-stage ABD candidates will be considered.
Interested candidates should send an electronic copy of their application materials to Mark MacWilliams (email@example.com), and copy Laura Desmond (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joyce Sheridan (email@example.com). Applications should include a cover letter of application, C.V., two sample syllabi three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching. Review of applications will begin immediately and ongoing review will continue until the position is successfully filled.
Located in Canton, N.Y., St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU’s homepage at http://www.stlawu.edu.
SLU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Department Type: Religion or Religious Studies
Rank at Which You Expect to Make Appointment: Assistant
Course Load: 3/semester
Candidate’s Skills, Background
Required: Teaching Experience
Associate or Full Professor, Islam in African Societies
Northwestern University’s Program of African Studies is accepting applications for a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with an active research agenda that focuses on the role of Islam in African societies. The appointment will be contingent upon a successful tenure review. The appointment will be in a home department in the College of Arts and Sciences (including but not limited to Religious Studies, Anthropology, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science, Literature, or History) and will be associated with the interdisciplinary Program of African Studies. The ability to engage across disciplines and the capacity to provide leadership for interdisciplinary collaboration to support the study of Islam at Northwestern University is highly desirable. Applicants should submit:
a letter of intent describing their current research agenda and teaching experience/interests representative written work
a curriculum vitae
the names and contact information for three referees
Submissions must be made via the application system found at https://facultysearch.weinberg.northwestern.edu/apply/index/NjY. Only electronic application materials will be accepted. The internal review process for applications will begin immediately and continue until October 1, 2013.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We strongly encourage women and minorities to apply. AA/EOE.
Rank at Which You Expect to Make Appointment: Associate
Location of Position: Illinois, United States
Candidate’s Skills, Background
Teaching Experience Desired: Interdisciplinary Teaching or Research
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING BASR/ EASR/IAHR 2013 LIVERPOOL CONFERENCE 3-6 SEPTEMBER
The 2013 BASR / EASR / IAHR Conference to be held in Liverpool Hope University is announcing a re-launch for the conference. Prof. Ron Geaves, the conference organiser to date, has had to step aside due to health issues, so there is now a new conference team structure in place, and we are using this as an opportunity to re-launch the conference and provide key information updates:
1) Secure online registration is NOW LIVE – please go to www.hope.ac.uk/religionmigrationmutation for details of full residential conference packages, day rates (for those not requiring on-campus accommodation) and useful travel information.
2) The deadline for submission of panels and papers has been EXTENDED TO JUNE 15TH. We are delighted with the quality of panels and papers submitted so far, and welcome further submissions.
3) Please use the dedicated email address for any queries – email@example.com
4) A detailed timetable will be released after the deadline for panel/paper submissions, but for those making travel plans, the conference will start with registration 10am-4pm on Tues 3rd and end after lunch on Friday 6th.
5) In addition to panels, papers and meetings, the full conference package will include a Gala Dinner with accompanying live band playing 1960s Beatles/’Merseybeat’ music for which the city is so famous, and there will be a cultural tour of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site Docks and Museums quarter.
Liverpool – the European Capital of Culture in 2008 – is a very exciting city with UNESCO World Heritage Status for its iconic Docks area. With more Georgian buildings than any other city in Britain, other than Bath, Liverpool boasts a world-renowned Philharmonic Orchestra, the Walker Art Gallery, the new multi-million pound waterside Museum of Liverpool, one of only two Tate Art Galleries outside of London, two of the most famous football teams in Europe, and the largest Cathedral in Britain. Home to the Beatles, and many other successful ‘Merseybeat’ bands of the 1960s, the city retains a proud tradition of music and the performing arts and is home to Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.
We look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool Hope University, and the city of Liverpool, for what will be a stimulating and enjoyable conference for all BASR/EASR/IAHR friends and colleagues.
Stephen Gregg, Conference Organiser & BASR Hon. Treasurer
Conference Website: http://www.hope.ac.uk/religionmigrationmutation/