Study of Islam Section, AAR:

Jobs, in Islamic Studies
Starting Fall 2007
Applications due Fall 2006

-The following list is not intended to be exhaustive, merely a beginning resource for our members. While every attempt is made to make sure that it does include all jobs for Islamic Studies, you might be able to qualify for jobs in other departments based on your qualifications. The emphasis is usually on tenure-track jobs, although attempts will be made to identify temporary positions as well.

-The following list usually includes jobs through departments of Religion, Philosophy and Religion, or Theology. It does not always include jobs in Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Classics, History, Anthropology, Women's Studies, etc. To put it differently, if a school conducts its interviews at the AAR, it will probably be listed here. If it conducts them at MESA, AHA, etc., it may or may not be.  The list focuses on jobs in the United States. There are of course other positions in Canada, Europe, Asia, etc. which are not always included.

-The positions are simply listed in alphabetical order.

-If any school has an opening which they would like to advertise here, the advertisements may be sent to Omid Safi, (email: omid@email.unc.edu ) the webmaster for the Study of Islam section at the AAR.

 

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, the Interdisciplinary Program of Religious Studies in the Faculty of Arts, invites applications for an endowed Chair in Islamic Studies, at the level of Associate or Full Professor, who will engage in the study of the diverse traditions, cultures and interpretations that form the Islamic world, the history of its rich intellectual and cultural heritage, and its relationship with other societies and faiths. The candidate will be appointed jointly to the Program of Religious Studies and a suitable department in the Faculty of Arts. Research period and specialization are open, but the candidate should anticipate teaching courses that broadly cover the history, ideas, and practices associated with Islam. The successful applicant will be expected to develop, in cooperation with other programs and departments, areas in Islamic Studies that fall within her or his area of expertise, to participate in a growing graduate program, and in the University’s ongoing and successful efforts to engage with Muslim communities. Desirable strengths include competence in theories of religion in an interdisciplinary context and in issues of diversity in Islamic traditions and cultures. Applicants must have a completed PhD in Religious Studies, an established record of research publication and evidence of ongoing research potential, and skills as appropriate for effective research in Religious Studies. Hiring decisions for this position will be made on the basis of demonstrated research capabilities, teaching ability, the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration, and fit with departmental needs.

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on our strengths in teaching, research, and services. The University of Alberta serves over 35,500 students in more than 200 undergraduate programs and 170 graduate programs (www.ualberta.ca/).The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, and one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada (www.arts.ualberta.ca).The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a population of approximately one million (www.edmonton.ca). Edmonton is located only a few hours drive from Banff and Jasper National Parks, which offer skiing in winter and excellent hiking and sightseeing in summer.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, letters from three academic referees, and sample publications, should be sent by mail to: Dr. Willi Braun, Director, Program of Religious Studies, 1-53 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E5.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For further information, contact Dr. Braun at (780) 492-2879 or by email: willi.braun@ualberta.ca. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons. All applications received by January 31, 2007 will be considered.

 

 

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF RELIGION - AUGUSTANA COLLEGE invites applications for a full-time tenure-track  appointment, rank open, in Islamic Studies in the Religion Department beginning with the 2007-2008 academic year.  Applicants should demonstrate their interest in teaching in general education courses, as well as in teaching upper division courses focusing on the history, texts, traditions, and ethics within Islam. The successful candidate should be able to work with the faculty to incorporate material on Islam into our general education courses, as well as teaching upper division courses dealing with the history, literatures, and ethical issues of the Islamic tradition.  This position is the first in a series of hires dealing with Islam and the global Muslim community, and we at Augustana are committed to preparing our students as global citizens in which knowledge about  Islam and Muslims is a prerequisite.  Phd/ABD required.  Augustana expects its faculty to engage in scholarly approach to teaching and in significant scholarly achievement to include peer review publication.

Augustana College is a selective, four-year, liberal arts institution of 2,450 students, most of whom live in residence halls on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois is one of the Quad-Cities of Illinois and Iowa, a diverse metropolitan area on the Mississippi River with 400,000 residents. Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.  Details about Augustana, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities are all available at the Faculty Search website; http://www.augustana.edu/academics/faculty_search/

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Islamic Studies/Religion Search Committee, Jeff Abernathy, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, Illinois, 61201.  Questions may be directed to bobhaak@augustana.edu.  Review of applications will begin October 23, 2006.   

 

 

BARD COLLEGE invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in ISLAMIC STUDIES, to begin fall
2007.  The position requires a serious commitment to teaching and scholarship in a liberal arts and sciences
setting.  Applicants should possess a strong foundation in the formative or classical traditions and literatures of
Islam, and an understanding of later and contemporary developments within
Islamic societies.  Applicant should be engaged in current theoretical and methodological developments in the critical
study of religion.  The successful candidate will also participate in the Middle Eastern Studies program.  PhD or ABD near completion is required, and
teaching experience is highly desirable.  Applications are due October 30.  Send application letter, curriculum vita, three letters of
recommendation, sample course syllabi, and writing sample to: Richard Davis, c/o Human Resources-6506, Bard College, P.O. Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

BATES COLLEGE The Department of Philosophy and Religion, announces a tenure-track position in Islam and Religion and Gender Studies to begin in September 2007. Ph.D. preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered. The teaching load is 5 courses per year, either 3/2 or 2/2/1 (Bates has a five-week May term). Candidates should be prepared to teach several of the following types of courses: Islamic tradition(s), Introduction to the study of religion with focus on religion and gender, the Qur'an, Women and Gender in/and Islam, Islam in the West or in the Modern World, Sufism, Islamic Law, etc. The department envisions enriching connections with interdisciplinary programs and seeks candidates who can make substantial contributions to this endeavor through offering courses that may be cross-listed with the Bates Women and Gender Studies Program. Consideration of candidates will begin November 15, 2006 and continue until the position is filled. Please send c.v., graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, and cover letter to: Philosophy and Religion, Search Committee, c/o Academic Services R2600, Bates College, 2 Andrews Road, 7 Lane Hall, Lewiston, ME 04240.

 

BOSTON COLLEGE, the Department of History, seeks to hire a historian specializing in the social, economic, cultural or political history of major Islamic communities in Africa, Asia, the Balkans, and/or the Middle East. The time period is open, but the department would welcome applicants who can teach courses on Islam in the modern world. The successful candidate for this tenure-track position will offer courses in Islamic history and participate in the Department’s History Core and in the graduate program. PhD required by August 2007. Please send letter of application, CV, article-length writing sample, and at least 3 letters of reference to Chair, Islamic Search, Dept. of History, Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA 02467 or to croninj@bc.edu. Boston College is an AA/EO employer and welcomes applications from women and minority candidates. Review of applications to begin no later than November 15, 2006.
 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO, Department of Religious Studies, Tenure-track position in Islam at Assistant Professor rank, beginning August 2007. Ph.D. or ABD, broad preparation with strength in contemporary Islam, areas of concentration open (see complete vacancy announcement at http://www.csuchico.edu/rs), preparation in one or more of the methodologies employed in the study of religion and society, strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Competitive salary (dependent on qualifications and experience) and excellent benefits. Submit letter of application, comprehensive CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, short list of additional references, substantial writing sample, sample syllabi, statement of teaching and educational philosophy, and available teaching evaluations to: Joel Zimbelman, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Religious Studies, California State University, Chico, California USA 95929-0740 ph. (530)-898-4741 or 898-5661 fax (530)-898-5468. jzimbelman@csuchico.edu. Review of dossiers to begin 13 November. Prearranged screening and informational interviews at Annual AAR meeting in November. For disability related accommodations, call (530)-898-5959 or TDD (530)-898-5870. As a university and department which educate students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. CSU, Chico employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE announces an opening for a full-time tenure-track position in Islam. Applicants will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent by August 2007 with a specialization in Islam and a general background in the discipline of Religious Studies. Ability to teach on the undergraduate level Islam in its traditional settings as well as in the North American diaspora. Scholarly fluency in the appropriate language(s), extensive university-level teaching experience, competency to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in religion, and publications. Ability and experience to collaborate successfully with specialists from other departments of the University in forming a network of faculty who focus on the academic study of Islam. The University especially seeks individuals who will contribute to both their chosen disciplines and the University’s significant commitment to teacher preparation and general education. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment (1) to teach a diverse student population and 2)to linking one’s research to teaching.  Priority will be given to applications received by January 9, 2007. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Candidates must submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Inquiries/nominations should be addressed to: Search and Screen Committee/Religious Studies Department/California State University, Northridge/18111 Nordhoff Street/Northridge, CA  91330-8316. For more information see the web page at http://www.csun.edu/religious.studies.

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

THE APPOINTMENT

 The Department of Religious Studies invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Islam. Cultural area, historic period of specialization and methodology of the study of Islam are open.  Familiarity with classical scriptural and oral traditions, jurisprudence, major sects, principal schools of thought, forms of practice, and current debates is desirable.  Demonstrated competence in theoretical and comparative issues in the field of religious studies is expected, as well as the ability to relate the study of Islam as a religion to other programs in the humanities and social sciences.  Candidates must possess a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the graduate and undergraduate levels and a high research potential.  PhD required.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

 THE UNIVERSITY

The University of California, Riverside, is one of the ten campuses of the University of California, generally recognized as the preeminent public university system in the world.  Located in the Inland Empire of Southern California, Riverside is located 60 miles east of Los Angeles, 50 miles west of Palm Springs and is within an hour’s drive of Southern California deserts, mountains, and beaches.  Campus enrollments (17,000) are increasing annually, enabling the University to engage in a new state of growth and long-range planning.

Send letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation [to be sent separately by authors] to Professor Andrew Jacobs, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Veronica Quesada, Religious Studies Department, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521.  Review of completed applications will begin on November 27, 2006 and continue until position is filled.  Appointment to begin July 1, 2007. 

 

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA seeks to appoint a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, beginning July 1, 2007.  This appointment in the Department of Religious Studies takes place within a thriving interdisciplinary community that also includes a Middle East Studies Program and a Center for Middle East Studies.

 

Candidates must demonstrate expertise in the classical textual traditions of Islam – Qur’an, tafsir, hadith – along with the ability to teach these traditions and locate them within the broader context of Islamic law, philosophy, and other religious sciences from the formative to medieval periods.  Advanced expert knowledge of classical Arabic is required.  Familiarity with the relations among Islamic, Jewish, and Christian intellectual traditions and an engagement with the wider field of Religious Studies and relevant theoretical approaches are also desirable.

 

Applicants should submit a letter addressing their qualifications and their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, one to three sample syllabuses, and three letters of recommendation to:  Islamic Studies Search Committee, c/o Professor Dwight Reynolds, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3130.  To ensure full consideration, please submit material by November 1, 2006; position open until filled.  The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.  The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

For more information about Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, and Middle East Studies at UCSB, please see these websites:

 

www.religion.ucsb.edu  and www.cmes.ucsb.edu

 

 

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a new tenure-track position in Islam to begin August of 2007 at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor as qualifications merit. The successful applicant must be able to teach undergraduates effectively and must be conversant with issues in the broader discipline of the academic study of religion. Appropriate scholarly language skills required. Ph.D. at time of application preferred; ABD considered. Send letter of application, CV, list of graduate courses taken, and three current letters of recommendation to Guy Newland, Chair of Islam Search Committee, Department of Philosophy & Religion, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859. Deadline for application: November 8, 2006. Serving about 28,000 students, Central Michigan University is an innovative doctoral/research institution recognized for strong undergraduate education and a range of focused graduate programs and research. CMU, an AA/EEO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity within its community (see http://www.cmich.edu/aaeo/).

 

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY seeks to make a professorial appointment in classical Islamic Studies, with an emphasis on specializations in Quran or Hadith studies, Islamic law, theology, or philosophy. Candidates should have a mastery of Arabic (and other relevant languages), a familiarity with religious studies, a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research and teaching, and a strong publication record. The rank is open and the appointment will be joint between the departments of Religion and Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures. Ph.D. required or expected by the time the successful candidate is appointed. Applications, including a letter describing research and teaching interests, a CV and three reference letters, should be sent, by December 15, to Search Committee on Islamic Studies, c/o Ms. Annie Barry, 80 Claremont Avenue, Rm 103, Mail Code 9610, New York, NY 10027. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Concordia College
Religious/Islamic Studies: Religion Department, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, a four-year liberal arts college of the ELCA, seeks applications for a position in Islamic Studies/Comparative Study of Religion. This is a tenure track appointment in the religion department at Assistant Professor level. We seek a scholar specializing in transnational Islam, and who is able to teach western monotheistic traditions from a comparative perspective. Strong candidates will also show an interest in and willingness to develop International Education opportunities for our students. Should candidates have a proficiency and willingness to teach modern Arabic this opportunity may be offered as well. Candidates will teach three courses per semester. Candidates are expected to be sympathetic to the mission of the college. Applications will be accepted immediately and will be reviewed starting October 1, 2006. Contact: Dr. Michelle Lelwica, Chair of Search Committee, Concordia College, Religion Department, 901 South 8th Street, Moorhead, Minnesota 56562 and/or at lelwica@cord.edu; phone: 218-299-3437; fax: 218-299-3572.

 

CONCORDIA COLLEGE, Moorhead, MN, a four-year liberal arts college of the ELCA, seeks applications for a position in Islamic Studies / Comparative Study of Religion. This is a tenure track appointment in the religion department at Assistant Professor level. We seek a scholar specializing in transnational Islam, and who is able to teach western monotheistic traditions from a comparative perspective. Strong candidates will also show an interest in and willingness to develop International Education opportunities for our students. Should candidates have a proficiency and willingness to teach modern Arabic, this opportunity may be offered as well. Candidates will teach three courses per semester. Candidates are expected to be sympathetic to the mission of the college. Applications will be accepted immediately and will be reviewed starting October 1, 2006. Contact: Dr. Michelle Lelwica/ Chair of Search Committee/ Concordia College/ Religion Dept./ 901 S 8th Street/ Moorhead, MN 56562 and/or at lelwica@cord.edu, Ph. 218-299-3437 / Fax 218-299-3572

 

ELON UNIVERSITY, Distinguished Emerging Scholar Professorship in Religious Studies. Elon University is seeking a junior scholar in the area of Islam who shows outstanding potential as both a teacher and scholar for a tenure track appointment as assistant professor beginning August 2007. The Professorship, designed to assist the recipient in rapid career development, will provide a course release, funds for professional travel and research, and a summer stipend in addition to the annual salary. This Professorship is limited to six years, leading to the tenure and promotion decision. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory classes in World Religions and upper level courses in the history and culture of Islam, and must be willing to teach in the University's interdisciplinary general studies program. We are especially interested in persons with Religious Studies training who bring interdisciplinary interests to their teaching. Elon is a dynamic, private, co-educational, liberal arts university that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit our website at www.elon.edu. Review will begin immediately. Applications received by October 15, 2006 will have priority for interviews at AAR/SBL. Send letter of interest, CV, short statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dr. Jeffrey Pugh/Department of Religious Studies/ 2168 Campus Box/ Elon University/Elon, NC 27244-2020. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

 

 

University of Florida
Center for African Studies

Position announcement: Islam and Muslim Societies in Africa

The Center for African Studies at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Islam and Muslim Societies in sub-Saharan Africa, to begin in August 2007.  The position is open as to academic discipline We are interested in candidates with a research focus in such fields as Muslim thought, religious practice, Islamic history, social dynamics, and/or political movements. The appointment will be made jointly between the Center and a relevant disciplinary department within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.  Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in a relevant field; significant research experience in sub-Saharan Africa; and a strong record or substantial promise of teaching and scholarly publication on Islam in Africa.  Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty members in various departments and colleges. Knowledge of an African language is also desirable.
 
The UF Center for African Studies (CAS) is a federally-funded Title VI National Resource Center. CAS draws on some 100 faculty affiliates to create university-wide programs related to Africa and cooperate with various units across the campus. CAS international relationships extend to universities and programs across Africa, including active institutional linkages in Botswana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
 
The University of Florida, a member of the Association of American Universities, is a comprehensive public research university encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines.  Its beautiful 2,000-acre campus is located within the city of Gainesville, a diverse community of over 100,000 people.
 
Please send a letter of application, CV, and any supporting materials to the address below.  Three letters of reference should also be sent directly.  All materials should be received by 12 January 2007.  The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.
 
 
Chair, Islam in Africa Search Committee
Center for African Studies
University of Florida
427 Grinter Hall
P.O. Box 115560
Gainesville, FL 32611-5560
 
www.africa.ufl.edu

 

 

FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE's Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position for an historian of religions in Islam at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2007. Ph.D. in hand or near completion; teaching experience required. Teaching load is 3/2 and includes participation in the College's general education requirement, "Foundations." Candidates should send a letter of application, CV, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Stephen Cooper, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Franklin and Marshall College, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003. Deadline for application Oct. 31. We will not accept application materials electronically. Franklin and Marshall College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to cultural pluralism. EOE

 

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline or interdisciplinary field, be fluent in Arabic and preferably one other language of the Muslim world, and have publications and teaching experience in Islamic studies (with competence in both classical and modern Islamic studies). Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing samples, and three letters of reference to: Islamic Studies Search Committee, c/o Dr. Peter Dunkley, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, PO Box 571035, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057-1035. Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled.

 


Haverford College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment
in the Religion Department at the Assistant Professor level in the
field of Islamic Studies, to begin the fall semester of 2007. We are
particularly interested in candidates whose work relates Islamic
religion to literature and the arts.  The capacity to make
connections with other areas of the college curriculum is welcome.
Applicants should have the Ph.D by September 1, 2007, and must have a
commitment to both scholarship and teaching.

Candidates should send a letter of application with a description of
research and teaching interests, two or three brief course proposals,
and a dossier including curriculum vitae, a writing sample no longer
than 35 pages, and three current letters of recommendation.  For
fullest consideration, applications must be received by November 16,
2006.  Electronic applications will not be accepted.  Applications
should be mailed to Kathy McGee, Administrative Assistant, Religion
Search, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford PA
19041-1392.  Please address questions to Kathy McGee
(kmcgee@haverford.edu ).    Haverford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed
to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and
nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other
under-represented groups.

 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD History Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Comparative History of Religions to begin in August 2007. The area of expertise is open (excluding U.S. or Europe), but the successful candidate will be able to teach lower-division comparative world religion courses, Islam at the survey-level, core courses in historical skills and methods, and upper-division and graduate courses in the area of specialization. An interest in environmental, gender, ethnic, or inter-regional history is an asset. In addition, a willingness to help support the department’s online degree program and to participate in the university’s International Studies Program is expected. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and evidence of scholarly potential. A Ph.D. in history or religious studies with a historical emphasis is required at the time of appointment. Send letter of application, c.v., statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Illinois at Springfield, 1 University Plaza, Springfield, IL 62703-5404. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2006, and will continue until position is filled. The University of Illinois at Springfield is located in the state capital and is the third campus of the University of Illinois. UIS serves approximately 4500 students in 20 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. The curriculum stresses a strong liberal arts core with outstanding professional programs. UIS is an Affirmative Action / EOE employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Religious Thought in one of the following: Islam, or East Asian, or African religious traditions (field/area of specialization open). Position begins August 2007. Teaching responsibilities include 6 courses per year: in area of specialization; in Religious Thought (addressing normative [not descriptive] issues); in the Freshman Gateway Colloquium; and possibly in May Term. Candidates able to contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as International Studies, Women's Studies, or Environmental Studies are especially encouraged to apply. All requirements for the Ph.D. should be completed by August 2007; previous teaching experience preferred. Illinois Wesleyan University is a selective residential liberal arts university where excellence in teaching is central, and this department is dedicated to the academic study of religion with a strong comparative emphasis. See our web site at http://www.iwu.edu. Send letter of application, CV, 3 letters of reference, and sample syllabus to: Professor Carole Myscofski, Chair/Department of Religion/Illinois Wesleyan University/P.O. Box 2900/Bloomington, Illinois/61702-2900. Application deadline is October 31, 2006, with preliminary interviews scheduled for the AAR/SBL Annual Meetings in Washington, D.C. IWU is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from women and minorities.

 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for
a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Islam in the
Program for the Study of Religion. Applicants will hold a Ph.D. or
equivalent with a specialization in Islam by start date of August, 16
2007. Research area and methodology are open but knowledge of classical
Islamic thought and texts is expected. This position at a major research
university will provide abundant opportunity for work with graduate
students. Teaching responsibilities will include a range of
undergraduate courses, including introductory courses. Salary
commensurate with experience. For full consideration send a letter of
application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and two
representative writing samples/scholarly publications by November 1^st ,
2006. Applications should be sent to: Search Committee (Attn: Yvonne
Knight), Program for the Study of Religion, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, 3080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 South Mathews,
Urbana, IL 61801. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action,
Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures are searching for a senior scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies whose expertise will add strength to the department's humanities and/or social science offerings. The position is at the associate or full professor level to begin in the fall of 2007. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong language skills in using primary Arabic sources and the capacity for high-quality instruction, including the ability to teach courses on classical and modern Islamic culture. The candidate will also be expected to have an ongoing and significant research program and should be eligible for tenure at Indiana University. The search committee chair is Nazif Shahrani. Candidates should send a letter of application, C.V., representative publications, and three letters of recommendation to Senior Search Committee/Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures/Indiana University/1011 East Third Street/Bloomington IN 47405-7005. Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please contact the Department at (812) 855 - 5993 with any questions.

 

 

Position: The Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites applications for an assistant professorship tenure-track faculty position in South Asian, Southwest Asian, or Southeast Asian religions to begin August 2007. We seek someone who specializes in a religious tradition especially associated with southern Asia (e.g., Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism), who has a competency in at least one other religious tradition of that region, and who is committed to undergraduate liberal arts education. Appointee will teach introductory courses, such as "World Religions" and "Introduction to Religion," as well as upper level classes in his or her area of specialty.

Qualifications: Ph.D. required by the time of appointment. Ongoing research and publications appropriate to one's area of specialty are expected, and teaching experience is preferred. Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interviews, which may include a teaching demonstration. All applicants must be work eligible.

How to Apply: Submit letter of application, current curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Stuart Chandler, Search Committee Chairperson; Department of Religious Studies; 452 Sutton Hall; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705.

Priority will be given to applications received by November 10, 2006. Applicants should anticipate the possibility of a preliminary interview at the American Academy of Religion meeting in Washington D.C. Women and minority candidates are very strongly encouraged to apply. Indiana University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V. To learn more about our department, visit our Web site at http://www.iup.edu/religiousstudies/.

IUP is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

F07-011

 

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, Religious Studies Program. Opening in Islam, with expertise in Religions of Asia and/or Religions of Africa. Tenure-track position at assistant professor level. Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field required by effective date of appointment, August 16, 2007; teaching experience preferred: Teaching load is five undergraduate courses per year, including introductory sections of World Religions. Ability to teach Theory and Methods desirable. The appointee will be expected to carry on an active research and publication program. Salary is competitive: Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation in hard copy to Religious Studies Search Committee Chair, 402 Catt Hall, ISU, Ames, IA 50011. The deadline for applications is November 10, 2006, or until position is filled. Please indicate if available to interview at the November AAR meeting: Iowa State University is a Research I Land Grant University located in Ames, forty miles from downtown Des Moines. Iowa State University is an AA/EEO employer. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

 

 

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline or interdisciplinary field, be fluent in Arabic and preferably one other language of the Muslim world, and have publications and teaching experience in Islamic studies (with competence in both classical and modern Islamic studies). Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing samples, and three letters of reference to: Islamic Studies Search Committee, c/o Dr. Peter Dunkley, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, PO Box 571035, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057-1035. Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

 

 

Gettysburg College announces a search for a tenure-track position for a Scholar of Islam in the Department of Religion. The appointment, to be offered at the Assistant Professor rank, is effective August, 2007. Research specialization is open. Candidates should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in Islam. We seek candidates who have a record or promise of excellent teaching and advising of undergraduates, an active and productive research agenda, and a willingness to participate in faculty governance. A Ph.D. is required for continuance, though ABD applicants close to completion will be considered.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,500 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and especially invites applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy. The College assures equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, and disability. You may learn more about the College and the department through the Web site: www.gettysburg.edu.

Review of candidates will begin October 15, 2006, and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which should address the candidate's teaching ability) to:

Prof. Deborah Sommer
Chair, Department of Religion
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1486


 

 

GRADUATE THEOLOGICAL UNION in Berkeley, California invites applications for a full-time, three-year term position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies to begin (contingent upon final budgetary approval) July 1, 2007. The GTU is an ecumenical and interreligious partnership of nine theological seminaries representing Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Unitarian traditions, along with centers of Jewish, Buddhist, and Orthodox Christian studies, and several other research centers and affiliates. Responsibilities will include directing a new Center for Islamic Studies now in development, as well as teaching and advising in the master's and doctoral programs of the GTU and its member schools. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of reasons for interest in the position, a writing sample, and the names of three references. The applicant should ask each of the three persons to send reference letters directly to the GTU. Review of applications will begin by October 15, 2006, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to Dean Arthur Holder/ Graduate Theological Union/ 2400 Ridge Road/ Berkeley, CA 94709. Phone: (510) 649-2440. Fax: (510) 649-1417. E-mail: aholder@gtu.edu. The GTU is an equal opportunity employer.

LOYOLA COLLEGE in Maryland invites applications for a position in Christianity and Islam (Assistant or Associate Professor) beginning July 2007. The successful candidate will have demonstrated specialty in the relationship between Christianity and Islam. In addition, the successful candidate will teach introductory undergraduate courses in Theology. A PhD in a theological discipline is required (though ABD's may receive consideration in certain cases) as well as the appropriate linguistic competencies. Candidates must have an understanding of and sympathy for the Catholic mission of the College. Loyola College, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a dynamic, highly selective, Jesuit Catholic institution in the liberal arts tradition with clear and strong core values. It has been recognized as a leading independent, comprehensive university in the northeastern United States. Committed to diversity, social justice, and intellectual excellence, the College enrolls over 3,200 students in its undergraduate programs and 3,000 students in its graduate programs located on three campuses. Loyola College offers a competitive total compensation package, including excellent retirement benefits. The search will begin immediately. For more information about this position, and to apply, please go to http://www.loyola.edu/careers to complete the online application. Electronic submission of a cover letter and resume is required and may be attached at the appropriate prompt on the application. Paper applications will not be accepted. Applications received after November 10 may not receive full consideration. The College and the Division of Academic Affairs values and is committed to enhancing cultural and intellectual diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, veterans, and particularly from people from historically under-represented groups. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 

 

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OPENING:  ISLAM

The Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-stream, academic-year position as Assistant Professor in Islam, beginning August 16, 2007.

The candidate must possess a strong commitment to teaching excellence and the pursuit of creative research in the area of Muslim religions and societies.  Demonstrated competence in theoretical and comparative issues as well as relevant languages for the academic study of Islam is expected. Completion of PhD. is required for appointment as Assistant Professor.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the research, teaching, and outreach/engagement mission of the Department, including teaching Introduction to Islam as well a Introductory course in Religious Studies. There will be opportunities to develop courses in the candidate’s specialization and affiliate with the African Studies Center or the Asian Studies Center. Responsibilities also include teaching in Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, MSU’s general education requirement, and participation in the newly developing program in Muslim Studies.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application together with a CV, one semester of teaching evaluations, and no more than two writing samples to Dr. Amy DeRogatis, Chair of the Islam Search Committee, Religious Studies Department, 116 Morrill Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824.  For inquiries, contact derogat1@msu.edu. At least three letters of reference should be sent separately by their authors.  The submission deadline for applications is December 15, 2006.

MSU is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.  Persons with disabilities may request and receive reasonable accommodation.

 

Middlebury College:

The Religion Department invites applications for a position in Islamic Studies, hiring at open rank, beginning September 2007. Candidates should demonstrate ability to teach courses in the texts, traditions, and history of Islam. Competence in research skills for religious and historical studies required. Area of research specialization open. Candidates must be willing to work in an interdisciplinary setting.

Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2006.

Send application to: William Waldron, Chair, Religion Dept., Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753. All materials must be submitted in hard-copy; no e-mail submissions will be accepted.

For list of required materials and more information, go to: http://www.middlebury.edu/jobs?faculty.

Middlebury College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse faculty to complement the increasing diversity of the student body.
 


 

MILLSAPS COLLEGE, a selective, non-sectarian liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Religious Studies beginning in the Fall of 2007. Primary research and teaching commitment in Asian Religions is required; secondary competence might include one or more of these areas: religion and culture, religion and psychology, Islam, theory/methods, or Native American traditions. The teaching responsibility is six courses per year, which includes interdisciplinary core courses in humanities and religious studies courses. Completed Ph.D. and teaching experience are expected. Send letter of application and c.v., via email to bowleje@millsaps.edu. Have graduate transcript(s) and three letters of reference sent via post to Dr. James E. Bowley, Religious Studies Search, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS 39210. For consideration at the AAR annual meeting, materials are due 8 November 2006. Deadline for all applications is 15 December. EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For departmental information see http://www.millsaps.edu/religion/index.shtml.

 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO, Department of Religious
Studies announces an opening for an Assistant or Associate Professor
in Islam, to begin August 1, 2007.  Field of specialization and
disciplinary affiliation open, but candidates must be prepared to
teach introductory courses in Islam in addition to advanced courses in
areas of their own choosing.  A commitment to teaching a range of
undergraduate religious studies courses within a liberal arts
tradition is essential. Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in
religious studies or a related discipline by August 1, 2007.
Consideration of applications will begin November 1, 2006 and continue
until the position is filled. Information about the department and
university can be found at www.uncg.edu/rel. Send applications,
including CV and three letters of reference, to Charles D. Orzech,
Chair, Islam Search Committee/ Department of Religious Studies/ 109
Foust Bldg./ UNCG/ Greensboro, NC 27402-6170.  EEO/AA

 

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC), invites applications for a tenure-eligible assistant professor of Arabic, specializing in the field of Classical Arabic. The successful applicant will be expected to teach Classical Arabic language and literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to supervise doctoral candidates. Candidates must be engaged in an active program of research and publication. Requirements include a complete command of pre-Islamic, Qur’anic, and Medieval Arabic, as well as native or near native fluency in Modern Standard Arabic; PhD in hand by September 2007, when the position begins; and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research.

Please send a letter of application detailing research and teaching interests, CV, research writing sample, and names and complete contact information for three referees to: Professor Richard Davis, Chair, Dept. of NELC, The Ohio State University, 300 Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Road, Columbus OH 43210-1340. The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2006 (with a view topreliminary interviews at MESA).

 

 

OTAGO UNIVERSITY (Dunedin, New Zealand) invites applications for the confirmation path position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in the area of Asian Religions. (Asian Religions may be understood to include Islam.) The successful applicant will hold a PhD degree; will contribute to research-based knowledge, teaching and publications; teach undergraduate and postgraduate papers in the area of Asian Religions (that complement the current strengths of the Department in Hinduism and South Asian Buddhism) as well as papers that adopt a thematic approach to the study of religion; and supervise postgraduate students. The appointee will contribute to the administration and development of academic programmes and be part of the Department's Distance Learning programme. It is hoped that duties will commence 1 February 2007. The position is at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level, but exceptionally well-qualified applicants may be eligible to be considered for appointment at a higher level. Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Paul Trebilco, Head of Department, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Tel 64 3 479 8798, Email paul.trebilco@stonebow.otago.ac.nz For an application form, EEO Information Statement and a full job description go to: www.otago.ac.nz/jobs Reference Number: A06/126. Closing Date: Monday 14 August 2006.

 

REGIS COLLEGE, the liberal arts college of Regis University (Denver), a Catholic and Jesuit University, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track undergraduate faculty position at the assistant or associate level in World Religions (e.g., Asian or Middle Eastern or Indigenous) to begin fall 2007. Applicants must have strong interest in collaboration with Christian traditions and in interfaith dialogue and should have expertise in multidisciplinary approaches to religious studies. Preference will be given to applicants who also bring a secondary area of teaching ability (e.g., religion and social justice, religion and ethnic studies, ecology and religion, comparative theology, women's studies and religion). To be considered seriously, applicants must be committed to undergraduate core liberal education in a highly collegial, interdisciplinary environment, and must bring familiarity with and respect for the Catholic intellectual tradition and for Jesuit and Catholic higher education or a genuine willingness to develop such familiarity. Ph.D. in hand by September 2007. Make application via https://jobs.regis.edu including letter of application, vita, and a short writing sample. Have three letters of recommendation (with referee's phone and e-mail information) sent to: John Kane/Chair, Religious Studies Department/ c/o The Dean's Office/Regis University/3333 Regis Boulevard E-24/Denver CO 80221. Candidates who wish to be considered for a preliminary interview at the 2006 AAR annual meeting in Washington, DC must send application to be received by November 6, 2006. A full review of all applications will begin December 4 and will continue until position is filled. The normal teaching load is seven courses annually. Regis University values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Age, gender, race/ethnicity, class, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and other human differences contribute to the richness and vitality of our community. Final funding approval pending.

SAINT JOSEPH'S UNIVERSITY seeks an assistant professor, tenure-track, in History of Religions with a concentration in Islam, subject to Board approval, expected October 2006. The candidate must have an active interest in comparative studies, both as regards teaching and research. The Ph.D. is required by fall 2007. The appointment begins August 15, 2007. Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Excellence in teaching and a strong and viable scholarly agenda are required. Teaching load is nine hours (two preps) per semester at the introductory and advanced undergraduate levels. Preliminary, pre-arranged interviews will be held at the AAR/SBL annual meeting in Washington, D.C. this November. To apply, submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement on philosophy of pedagogy and dissertation abstract online by October 27 at www.sju.edu/hr, click on Employment. Three references and transcripts should be sent to: Shawn M. Krahmer, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Theology, Saint Joseph's University, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V.

 

 

STANFORD UNIVERSITY-Islamic Studies-Associate Professor, with tenure. The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University invites applications from scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The appointment will be made at the rank of tenured associate professor, to begin in fall 2007. Applicants who would qualify to join the departments of Art and Art History, Comparative Literature, Cultural and Social Anthropology, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, or Sociology will be considered. Scholars concentrating in any historical period, past or present, and on any geographical location are welcome to apply. The candidate should have a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching, as well as a coherent, relevant research agenda. S/he will teach courses centered on aspects of Muslim societies and cultures at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines in the further development of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Division of International Comparative and Area Studies (ICA) at Stanford. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, a statement of research interests, one article or book chapter, and the names of three referees. Materials must be postmarked by October 16, 2006 and sent to: Prof. Robert Gregg, Islamic Studies Search, c/o Office of the Dean, School of Humanities and Sciences, Building One, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2070. Stanford University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

 

Transylvania University,

Transylvania University, an independent, residential, liberal arts college of 1,150 students, committed to building a faculty that reflects the diversity of American society, invites applications for a tenure-track teaching position beginning September 2007. Further information about the University and Program may be found at www.transy.edu. Preference to those with completed Ph.D. and teaching experience. The successful candidate should be willing to teach courses in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam with expertise in at least one tradition, as well as general education courses in religion and the core liberal arts program. Teaching load is three courses per semester plus one course in May Term (3-3-1). Candidate must be committed to undergraduate education and interdisciplinary dialogue. Emphasis on superior teaching. Bingham Awards for Excellence in Teaching may provide substantial salary supplements for exceptional candidates or smaller start-up awards for recent Ph.D.s.

Send a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, syllabi, and three letters of recommendation by November 1 to Paul H. Jones, Program Director in Religion, Transylvania University, 300 N. Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508. Anticipate pre-arranged interviews at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Please indicate availability to interview.

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, UK. Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, School of Humanities & Social Sciences. Sharjar Chair in Islamic Studies. Applications are invited for the Sharjah Chair of Islamic Studies, tenable from a start date between October 2006 and September 2007. The appointee will be expected to have a research and publication record of the highest international standing in the broad field of Arabic and/or Islamic studies. In teaching and research supervision the appointee will similarly be expected to have shown academic leadership in promoting the subject area. The ability to demonstrate administrative leadership will be an advantage. Fields of interest may include any concentration or combination of Arabic and/or Islamic studies. An illustrative, but not exclusive, list of research/teaching domains of interest will be: Islamic history and civilisation, Islamic theology and philosophy, Sufism and contemporary Islamic studies, Arab/Islamic intellectual history, the sociology and anthropology of Islam, classical Arabic literature and literary criticism, Arabic grammar and linguistics and translation studies. Salary will be by negotiation. Interviews will be held on 11 October 2006 or soon thereafter. For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Rasheed El-Enany at r.el-enany@exeter.ac.uk or +44 (0)1392 26 40 27. Application packs for this post are available from www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs; e-mail M.A.Wills@exeter.ac.uk; or telephone (01392) 263120, quoting reference number 9173. The closing date for completed applications is 11 September 2006.

 

UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, Department of Religious Studies, seeks to fill a continuing (tenure-track) position in Islam at the rank of Assistant (or Associate) Professor commencing July 2007. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or a nearly complete dissertation) in Religious Studies specializing in the scholarly study of Islam, and demonstrated experience in teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants should possess a solid foundation in the discipline of Religious Studies since the successful candidate will be expected to teach a course on World Religions, as well as co-teach one on Concepts and Methods in the Study of Religion with other department members. An applicant's knowledge of the Islamic tradition should span the breadth of its history, beliefs, and cultures. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course on Islam regularly and upper level courses more closely related to research interests. These may include, but are not restricted to, Muslim societies, history, and culture, medieval or contemporary Islamic philosophy, Sufism, or classical literature. Although the University of Lethbridge is primarily an undergraduate institution, it intends to develop a more substantial graduate program in the years to come. Thus applicants should possess working familiarity with at least one primary Islamic language, are expected to publish their research regularly in scholarly books or journals, and should be capable of supervising graduate students should the need arise. The Islamic Studies Fund is also available to support this area of study and research, in order to make library acquisitions and invite renowned scholars as guest lecturers, as part of the responsibility for developing Islamic Studies at this institution. For information about the University of Lethbridge, please visit http://www.uleth.ca/. Complete dossiers, including an up-to-date curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, sample publications, course outlines and evaluations, and names and contact information for three academic referees should be sent to Dr. Hillary Rodrigues; Chair, Department of Religious Studies; The University of Lethbridge; 4401 University Drive; Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4; Canada. To expedite the handling of applications, please have references send their supporting letters directly to the above address. Consideration of complete applications will begin on October 15, 2006, and will continue until the position has been filled. The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, Department of Religious Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Islamic Studies or Asian Religions, beginning in August 2007 at the rank of Assistant Professor (other ranks possible). The successful candidate will have research expertise (including appropriate language proficiency) in either of the following (with secondary competence in the other helpful): 1) Islam in any period or region, but with the ability to place Islam in the broader global context by considering contemporary methodological and theoretical issues in the study of religion, society, and culture; or 2) a major religious tradition of Asia, but with the ability to place that tradition in the broader global context by considering contemporary methodological and theoretical issues in the study of religion, society, and culture (specialization is open but might include Hinduism, Buddhism, and native Chinese religions, with a preference given to candidates with some knowledge of another tradition). A strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching at a private multicultural, non-sectarian institution should accompany solid scholarly potential. Prior teaching experience and completed PhD by July 2007 are required, and a record of academic publications is highly desirable. Interviews will be held at the AAR/SBL Annual Meetings in Washington, DC. Send letters of application, CV, and supporting materials to Chair, Islamic Studies/Asian Religions Search Committee, Department of Religious Studies, University of Miami, PO Box 248264, Coral Gables, FL 33124-4651, by November 10. The University of Miami is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and a smoke- and drug-free workplace.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, the History Department, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Islamic World, beginning in August 2007. Scholars working on any geographic or chronological era are welcome to apply. The department seeks a gifted teacher who will teach a broad range of courses, including surveys and specialized courses, and an active researcher with a promise or record of scholarly achievements. As a Jesuit and Catholic university, we also seek a committed colleague who will serve the department, college, university, and community. The successful candidate must complete the PhD by the time of appointment. The candidate will teach two courses per semester, plus one additional course over two years (2-2-2-3 over two years) and will be expected to develop an independent and ongoing research program; research with an applied focus is particularly welcomed. Send a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, two sample syllabi, and a sample of scholarly work to: Michael Stanfield, Chair, Department of History, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117. We encourage minority and women candidates to apply. USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request. The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University. Application deadline: November 1, 2006.

 

VASSAR COLLEGE, Religion Department seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (beginning Fall 2007) specializing in Islam. Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. We seek a Religious Studies scholar of Islam whose research and teaching reflect methodological expertise in feminist theory, anthropology of religion, ritual studies, post-structuralism, or post-colonial theory. In addition to offering courses in Islamic Traditions, the candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course on Western Religious Traditions and contribute to a required course on method and theory in the study of religion. Appropriate scholarly language skills, teaching experience, and Ph.D. or near completion are required. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Preliminary interviews of selected applicants will be conducted at the AAR/SBL meeting in Washington. Applications will be accepted until October 11. Please send letter of application, current C.V., article-length writing sample, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation to: Lynn LiDonnici, Chair, Department of Religion, Vassar College, Box 738, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12604-0738

 

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY–Department of Religion invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Asian Religions, beginning Fall semester, 2007. Specialization in one or more of the following areas/traditions is strongly desired: South, Southeast or East Asian (China/Tibet) religions, especially Islam, modern Hinduism, Buddhism, or modern East or South/east Asian minority and folk religions. Teaching responsibilities (five courses per year) include Introduction to Asian Religions (teaching experience preferred) and upper-level courses in Asian religions. Demonstrated competence in theoretical and comparative issues in the academic study of religions is expected. PhD required at time of appointment. The department has ten regular faculty and offers BA, BA (honors), and MA degrees in religion. For additional information about the department, go to http://www.wfu.edu/academics/religion. Interviews will be conducted at the AAR Annual Meeting, and applicants wishing to be considered should submit a letter of application and complete dossier (CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a statement on teaching and research, and a sampling of teaching evaluations) to the search committee by November 1, 2006. Send application materials to: Dr. James Ford, Search Committee Chair, c/o Sheila Lockhart, Department of Religion, Wake Forest University, P.O. Box 7212, Winston Salem, NC 27109-7212. Nominations of women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. EEO/AA

 

WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY invites applications for a new tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the study of Islam and the history of Muslim societies. The appointment will be in the Department of Religion. While the area of specialization is open, the University seeks candidates with broad background and interests, able to teach a variety of courses on Islamic religion and the history of Muslim societies, with some preference for expertise in the Middle East. The ideal candidate will be conversant with academic method and theory in the study of both Religion and History, and may be able to offer courses in other departments on intellectual, social, political, and/or cultural aspects of Muslim societies.

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective liberal arts college that demands excellence in teaching, encourages close interaction between faculty and students, and expects and supports significant scholarly achievement. Washington and Lee University is interested in candidates who are committed to these high standards and to the development of a campus climate that supports racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity.

Applicants with teaching experience and doctoral degree in hand will receive preference. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a summary of teaching interests and research agenda, and three letters of recommendation, and should be addressed to Prof. Richard Marks, Newcomb Hall, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450. Washington and Lee is an equal-opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2006.
 

Wayne State University
The Department of Near Eastern and Asian Studies at Wayne State
University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant
Professorship in Islamic Studies, starting in August 2007. The
candidate is expected to demonstrate expertise in the classical textual
traditions of Islam (Quran, Tafsir, Hadith) taught within the broader
context of Islamic law and philosophy, and must be able to offer
courses on Islamic civilization and on modern/contemporary Islamic
thought and movements. Candidates must be willing to work in an
interdisciplinary setting that includes programs in Arabic language and
modern Near Eastern studies, and to play a leading role in curriculum
development in the relevant fields. Candidates should have knowledge of
classical Arabic with a PhD by the date of appointment. Knowledge of
other regional languages–Farsi and /or Urdu–would be beneficial.
Candidates must be actively engaged in teaching, research and
publication. Please apply on line at: https://jobs.wayne.edu (posting
#033432), and send letters of application, CV, writing samples, and
three letters of recommendation addressed to: Islamic Studies Search,
Department of Near Eastern and Asian Studies, 437 Manoogian Hall, Wayne
State University, Detroit, MI 48202.  The deadline for application is
December 10, 2006. Those interested in interviewing at the MESA Meeting
in Boston on Monday November 20th, 2006 (between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m) may
 set up an appointment with Dr. May Seikaly at ad6006@wayne.edu by
November 15, 2006.
Wayne State University is an Equal Opportunity affirmative action
employer. Women and minorities are especially invited to apply.


May Seikaly, Chair
Department of Near Eastern and Asian Studies
College of Liberal Arts
437.1 Manoogian Hall
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  (313) 577-3016
Fax:  (313) 577-8989

 

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track position in Asian Religions at the assistant professor level. Teaching assignment includes general education introductory classes and upper-level courses on Buddhism, Hinduism, or Islam to be offered in rotation. Rotation may also include an additional course reflecting the candidate's special interests. Scholarly/professional activity with research focus on one or more Asian religions is expected, as well as active participation in the life of the department. Teaching capability in Islamic studies is desirable; Ph.D. required by time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching at a mid-sized, comprehensive state university. See http://www.wiu.edu/employment/emp.sphp?id=361 for full details. Please send letter of application, copies of transcripts, three letters of recommendation, C.V., and evidence of teaching effectiveness to John K. Simmons, Chair, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Western Illinois University; 1 University Circle; Macomb, IL 61455. Screening begins 10/24/06. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the November AAR meeting in Washington, D.C. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

 

WHEATON COLLEGE As part of a college-wide search involving multiple departments, the Religion Department at Wheaton College seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with scholarly and teaching expertise in Islamic Studies and Modern Standard Arabic. Though the college-wide search solicits applicants in many disciplines, the successful candidate will be appointed to one department within the College. The Religion Department is especially interested in candidates with regional focus in Southeast Asia, South Asia, or Sub-Sahara Africa. Applicants with expertise in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, or Muslim diaspora communities also welcomed. Period of specialization open. Candidate must also possess proficiency in Arabic and experience teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Candidate teaches courses in general education as well as introductory/advanced courses on Islam and elementary Modern Standard Arabic. Send letter of interest referring to position by title, resume, a one-page statement of teaching and scholarly philosophy as it relates to the Wheaton Curriculum (see information about the Wheaton Curriculum at http://www.wheatonma.edu/Catalog/Contents/LiberalArts/), and three letters of reference by December 15, 2006, to Ms. Susan Colson, Executive Assistant to the Provost for Special Projects, Park Hall, Wheaton College, Norton, MA 02766

 

Wilfrid Laurier University -- The Department of Religion and Culture invites applications for a tenure track appointment, commencing July 1, 2007. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and subject to budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Islam. Preference will be given to candidates able to support the department's PhD program on religious diversity in North America, and holding a completed Ph.D. in religious studies at the time of appointment. ABDs and candidates from other disciplines are invited to apply provided they are clearly qualified to teach courses in religious studies and can support the doctoral program. The successful candidate will teach both graduate and undergraduate courses that examine the varied cultural settings of Islam and explore its interactions with other religious traditions; other courses will be broader and either thematic or comparative.

 

Applicants should send their cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, sample publications, teaching dossier (course evaluations and outlines, etc.), and the names, addresses and contact information for three professional references, to Dr. Kay Koppedrayer, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3C5. Questions may be directed to kkoppedr@WLU.ca, or 519-884-0710, ext. 3329. Information about the Department of Religion and Culture can be found at: http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=72.

 

The deadline for receipt of materials is November 8, 2006.

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority.

 

 

 

Non-tenure track positions:

 

BROWN UNIVERSITY: The Department of Comparative Literature, Brown University is offering a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for academic years 2007-08 and 2008-09. We are looking for a specialist in the field of literature whose research deals with the relation between literature and religion in Muslim societies. We seek a scholar trained in the study of Arabic, Berber, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish or Urdu literatures, with an interest in the history of classical and/or modern Islam. We will also consider scholars in related fields whose work focuses on the textual and interpretive traditions of literature and religion in the Muslim world, and/or on the institutional histories of literature in Muslim societies. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. from an institution other than Brown within the last five years. Housed in the Department of Comparative Literature, the successful candidate, along with fellows from several disciplines, will be affiliated with the Cogut Humanities Center where they will participate in its activities as appropriate to their research such as fellows’ seminars, lectures, and conferences, and interact with Brown faculty affiliated with the center. In addition to pursuing his/her research, the fellow will teach half-time (one course per semester). The fellow will receive a stipend of $52,000 during the first year and $54,080 during the second year, plus standard benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year. Candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Department of Comparative Literature, Box E, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912. Applications received by December 20, 2006 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

GRINNELL COLLEGE invites applications for a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the history of Islam, with a preference for specialization in modern Islam. Eligible candidates must have received their Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field in 2004 or later. The grant which funds this position requires that candidates be United States citizens.  The annual teaching load will be two courses (one per semester), including an introductory “Traditions of Islam” course (once each year) and two other courses in the Fellow’s area of specialization.  The Fellowship includes benefits and support for research and travel.  In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal-arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and values diversity. To be assured of full consideration, application materials should be received by February 1, 2007.  Early applications may result in interviews at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in November.  Applications should send with their application a statement of teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, a curriculum vita, and a graduate transcript to Henry Rietz, Search Committee Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Grinnell College, Grinnell Iowa 50112 [ReligiousStudiesSearch@grinnell.edu]; (641) 269-3157. Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, creed, or disability. For further information about Grinnell College, see our website at www.grinnell.edu.

 

 

MACALESTER COLLEGE
Humphrey Distinguished Visiting Chair, Islamic World Studies
Macalester College seeks to appoint a distinguished visiting senior scholar-teacher in Islamic World Studies to hold the Hubert H. Humphrey Visiting Chair of International Studies. The candidate’s disciplinary focus may be in art, anthropology, economics, geography, history, literature, philosophy, political science, or other closely related field. The two-year appointment will begin September 1, 2007, with the possibility of renewal. The teaching load is three courses per year: two specific to the Islamic world or sub-region, and one broadly in International Studies which may have significant Islamic-world inflection. The successful candidate will work closely with students and contribute substantially to a rich International Studies curriculum and the presence of Islamic Studies in the general intellectual life of the College.The Humphrey Chair provides excellent remuneration corresponding to full professorship, relocation expenses, and an attractive free home near campus. Support for academic travel is available from the College’s other resources.

Send a detailed covering letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: David Chioni Moore, Chair, International Studies, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul MN 55105. Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant and diverse Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Macalester enrolls 1800 students from 50 states and almost 80 foreign countries and has a long-standing commitment to maintaining a multi-national, multi-ethnic community. We are especially interested in candidates with a commitment to working successfully with students of diverse backgrounds. Macalester is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to having a diverse workforce. Successful candidates will pursue rich research programs and support, as appropriate, the college's emphases on multiculturalism, internationalism, and service to society, all in a context of educational excellence. Applications received by November 15, 2006 will receive first consideration. Mail (print) applications are preferred, but you may contact intl@macalester.edu, and visit www.macalester.edu/internationalstudies as appropriate.

SKIDMORE COLLEGE, Department of Philosophy and Religion announces an opening for a one year sabbatical replacement in Islam, to begin September, 2007. Ph.D. preferred by August 31, 2007, with teaching responsibilities of six courses per year. Candidates must be prepared to teach "Introduction to Islam" and "Religion and Culture" in addition to intermediate and advanced courses in areas of their own choosing. A commitment to teaching in a liberal arts tradition is essential. Salary and benefits are competitive. Women and minorities especially encouraged to apply. Consideration of applications will begin November 1, 2006 and continue until the position is filled. Information about the department can be found at http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/phil-rel/. Send applications, including CV and three letters of reference, to Frank Gonzalez, Chair, Islam Search Committee/ Department of Philosophy and Religion/ Skidmore College/815 N. Broadway/ Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.