Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies

POSITION IN ISLAMIC STUDIES http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/169864
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor and Kenan Rifai Fellow in Islamic Studies. Research interests should include a focus on Sufism and/or Islamic spiritual traditions, but the area of specialization is open and could include gender and sexuality, critical race theory, social history, ethnography of religion, Islamic philosophy and science, foundational Islamic texts, or other specializations. We seek to complement the existing regional expertise of our current faculty, and we seek applicants who will help engender a climate that values diversity in all its forms. Candidates should demonstrate broad training in their field of expertise, the relevant linguistic competencies, a commitment to interdisciplinary work, and engagement with significant theoretical issues in the study of religion. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses (including introductory and upper-level courses in Islamic studies) and to contribute to the Islamic studies concentration in the Department. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time the appointment begins on July 1, 2020.

Candidates should demonstrate broad training in their field of expertise, the relevant linguistic competencies, a commitment to interdisciplinary work, and engagement with significant theoretical issues in the study of religion. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses (including introductory and upper-level courses in Islamic studies) and to contribute to the Islamic studies concentration in the Department.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 02, 2019. To apply, submit the following materials online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/169864 a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a teaching statement, and a statement of contribution to diversity and inclusion. In addition, please also arrange to have four letters of recommendation sent by email to Tracey Cave at tcave@email.unc.edu (you may arrange for recommendation letters to be sent directly from Interfolio). All letters of recommendation must be signed and written on institutional letterhead.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. An offer of employment will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background check.

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