2016-17 Islamic Studies Faculty Search
Islam and Gender in the Social Sciences (Assistant or Associate Level)

Islam and Gender in the Social Sciences

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position in Islam and gender.

The successful candidate will be based in a social sciences department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. A focus on the Middle East and/or Southeast Asia is preferred. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Political Science, or Sociology. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of teaching and research interests (no more than 3 pages), a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to Currently tenured applicants may submit only the names of up to three references at this time.  For full consideration, materials should be received by October 3, 2016.

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Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.



The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Bioarchaeology (SAAB) Unit, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, appointment to begin July 1, 2017. We seek a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in political institutions, processes, and cultures, with particular emphases on race and ethnicity. Relevant research concerns include state formation and statecraft; the politics of race and ethnicity; intersectionality; indigeneity; human rights; migration and citizenship; environmental justice; ethnographic approaches to political cultures and institutions. Other topical approaches will be considered but research must be based on ethnographic fieldwork and demonstrate strong theoretical foundations. Familiarity with interdisciplinary methods, including historical perspectives, is also desirable. Geographic area is open.

We seek an anthropologist of politics and power, as attention to indigenous movements, the hegemony of neoliberalism, and the reconfiguration of practices and discourses of class, race, and ethnicity associated with shifts in the global political economy and the advance of neoliberalism have transformed livelihoods, workplaces, political and educational institutions, and our natural and built environments. Competitive applicants will engage new configurations of racism and racial formations, indigeneity and sovereignty, environmental and political activism and neoliberal institutions. Critical approaches to race and to the institutional apparatus of racism, racial formations and intersectionality in line with the American Anthropological Association’s current campaign to educate the broader public on the topic are welcome. We value as well scholars who promise to make innovative interventions in social and cultural theory based in original ethnographic research, and who have the ability to apply this research to addressing social problems in non-academic settings.

Candidates will be expected to teach the lower-division introductory course in sociocultural anthropology, upper-division undergraduate courses in areas related to the candidate’s specialization, and to contribute to graduate training in research methods and sociocultural theory.

To explore our sociocultural program and faculty, see our website at:

Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. at time of appointment. Please apply and submit via ( (1) a statement detailing research focus and experience; (2) a three-year research plan; (3) a one page statement on teaching aims and philosophy; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) letters from three references; (6) and two article length representative publications or writing samples. Please direct any questions to Professor James F. Brooks, Sociocultural Search Chair, at ([email protected]). For primary consideration submit application and materials on or before October 10, 2016. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic covered by law.