Opportunities

Conferences. Registration for the Summer Session  Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies (1, 2 & 3 August) is now open. The meeting will be held at The Old Library in the Oxford University Church of St Mary. Constructed in 1320, The Old Library is the first university (as opposed to college) building in Oxford and therefore uniquely important; this is where the nascent University began. They are also accepting abstract submissions for our 5–7 December 2016 session. You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of religious studies, or you may wish to attend as an observer. The symposium is inter-disciplinary and has a broad-based theme. For more information, please visit: http://www.oxfordsymposiumonreligiousstudies.com/.

Call for Papers. The Journal of Communication and Religion publishes original articles that advance theory and research about communication in religious contexts. Articles are expected to use rigorous theory and methodology to develop insightful arguments that further knowledge, understanding, and care about the intersections of communication and religion. The journal accepts articles dealing with communication within the purview of any religion. Manuscripts should show strong scholarship, exemplary in its research type (either quantitative or qualitative). Writing should be clear, aesthetically pleasing, and effective. Its style should be gender-sensitive. At best, articles will contribute to the stock of knowledge in communication and religion, offering insights that can lead to positive religious, social, and cultural change. Each article is blind-reviewed by two members of the editorial board and/or readers, as well as the editor. Suggestions for revision will keep issues of argument, style, and contribution to the area of communication and religion in mind. The editor makes final publication decisions.  For more information, please see http://www.relcomm.org/journal-of-communication-and-religion.html.

Call for Papers. The Journal of Christian Teaching Practice (http://www.theccsn.com/journal-of-christian-teaching-practice/) publishes original work focusing on pedagogical examples and teaching strategies that demonstrate the integration of Christian faith with collegiate instruction in private and public institutions. Submissions should discuss exemplary teaching practices, their success in the classroom, along with an explanation of observed student outcomes. Quantitative and qualitative approaches are welcome. For more information visit: http://www.theccsn.com/journal-of-christian-teaching-practice/

Fulbright Scholar Opportunities in Israel. The 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S Scholar Program competition to the Middle East and North Africa is underway. Each year, U.S. scholars in a wide variety of academic disciplines teach and/or conduct research at educational institutions across the Middle East and North Africa. Applications for 2017-18 are currently being accepted from all levels of faculty, including early career, and professionals. Awards to Israel this year are highlighted below. The fellowship is designed to support research activity over two academic years, or 20 months total. To be eligible, candidates must have received their Ph.D. degrees no earlier than April 2014. Prior to confirmation of an award, candidates will be required to provide proof of acceptance as a postdoctoral research fellow at an accredited institution of higher education in Israel. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the deadline for complete applications is August 1, 2016. For questions, please contact middleeastnorthafrica[at]iie[dot]org.

 

 

 

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