Visiting Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies

The Department of Religion and Classics at University of Rochester invites applications for a full-time appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies. This is a one-year renewable position, anticipated to begin in August 2021.

The successful applicant will contribute to our Religion/Politics/Society track and focus on Islam in the Middle East, East or Southeast Asia, or Africa (in any time period). The candidate should be able and willing to teach History of Islam and Introduction to the Qur’an, as well as courses in their area of specialization. The ability to teach an upper-level Arabic class per year is desired, but not required. Ideally, the candidate would be able to cross-list courses with the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and/or the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies. The teaching load will consist of six courses per year (a 3-3 load). The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in academic and extracurricular activities sponsored by the Department, to play a dynamic role in outreach and cultivate interdisciplinary on-campus partnerships. A Ph.D. in Religion or a related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and with demonstrated potential and/or excellence in research and publications in the candidate’s field. 
In addition to completing the on-line application, applicants should upload the following documents: 1) a letter of application explaining how the candidate meets the position requirements; 2) current CV; 3) sample syllabi; 4) course evaluations. Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation submitted to their online application. 
If assistance is needed with the application process please contact Caleb Rood at Candidates whose complete applications are received by 15 July 2021 will be considered for interviews, but applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled.

For more information about the Department of Religion and Classics, please visit the Website at

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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