Though this blog isn’t a bulletin board for ads, we occasionally get messages worth passing on. This one is an invitation to scholars to help understanding between Jews and Muslims:
The Jewish-Muslim Initiative at the University of Illinois-Chicago invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Spring semester of 2009. The successful candidate will teach one undergraduate class, give two or three public lectures, and participate in the life of the university. The class may compare Jewish and Muslim views on any topic, or be on any aspect of historical Jewish-Muslim relations. Applicants welcome from History, Philosophy, Religion, Law, Political Science and other disciplines, or from either a Jewish Studies or an Islamic Studies Department. Successful candidates should display interest in both the Jewish and the Muslim tradition, but need have expertise in only one of them.
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