Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies (Tenure Track)

The Department of Religion at Columbia University invites applications for an assistant professor appointment in the study of Islam prior to 1800. We particularly welcome applicants whose research exhibits dynamic and innovative approaches to the study of Islam, as well as familiarity with broader debates in religious studies. Area of research and teaching specialization is open. Applicants with interests in Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan and coastal Africa are especially encouraged to apply. Position start date is July 1, 2020, Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Candidates are expected to sustain an active research and publication agenda and teach in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Applications should include a cover letter addressing current research interests, teaching and mentoring philosophy, a CV, three letters of reference, and one representative publication or chapter draft. Review of applications will begin October 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer – Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.


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