Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Islamic Studies

Bard College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of Islamic Studies, to begin September 2024.

The position requires a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship in a liberal arts setting. Applicants should possess a strong foundation in the formative or classical traditions and literatures of Islam, with appropriate language proficiency such as Arabic and/or Persian, and an understanding of later and contemporary developments within Islamic societies. The geographical area of specialization is open, though the successful candidate will also teach within the Middle East Studies program. 

Though we are open to more advanced applicants, this search will focus on candidates at the Assistant Professor level. 

Compensation: $87,000-$90,000 annually
This salary range reflects the College's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation for the position at the time of the job posting. Salary decisions are dependent on several factors including but not limited to market and organizational considerations, experience, and qualifications of a selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.

To Apply
Please submit a CV, cover letter, sample of written work, teaching portfolio, sample syllabi, student evaluations, the names/contact information for three individuals prepared to submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a personal statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in the field (one page) to Interfolio at:
Applications received by October 15 will receive priority review.

About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Bard
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Bard seeks to materialize our commitment to plurality, dialogue, and rigorous study. We strive to create a learning environment that upholds the College’s mission to meaningfully include the voices, works, and ideas of communities and cultures historically marginalized in liberal arts and sciences education. DEI at Bard aims to work at the systemic as well as the interpersonal level to address the implicit and explicit ways racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and religious discrimination impact the learning process.

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Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.

Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.


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