Assistant Professor of Religious Studies - Islamic Studies

Stetson University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Islamic studies at the assistant professor level in the Department of Religious Studies.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Islamic studies by September 2020. We seek a colleague with strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active scholarly agenda, and willingness to be a strong, contributing member of the Department and University. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of effective teaching.

The teaching load is three courses per semester. Teaching assignments include introductory and upper-division courses in Islam, Islamic history, and Islamic culture in the Department of Religious Studies. Specific courses will be based on the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate should be conversant both with the historical development of Islam and the modern manifestations of Islam. The ability to teach courses in the following areas are preferred, but not required: religious ethics (including Islamic ethics) and comparisons among Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. In addition to courses in Islam, other course assignments may include a First-Year Seminar or Junior Seminar, Senior Research, Methods and Theories in the Study of Religion, and the Department Colloquium.

Candidates should demonstrate a passion for the highest quality of teaching, scholarship, and a commitment to service. For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Academic Affairs website: http://www.stetson.edu/other/faculty/professional-development/index.php.

Salary is competitive.

STARTING DATE: August 15, 2020

Applicants should supply cover letter, statement on the applicant’s philosophy of teaching and learning in a liberal learning environment, curriculum vita, and three letters of reference. In the cover letter, candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.

All information may be submitted electronically to Dr. Mitchell Reddish, Search Committee Chair at mreddish@stetson.edu. While electronic submissions are preferred, pplication materials may be mailed to:
Dr. Mitchell Reddish, Chair
Department of Religious Studies
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8354
DeLand, FL 32723
Review of applications will begin October 28, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

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