Job Openings and Fellowships in Islamic & Religious Studies

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies

Washington University in St. Louis

The Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (JINELC) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position in Islamic Studies at the rank of assistant professor. A Ph.D. in a core area of Islamic Studies by August 1, 2015, is required. Candidates must have a strong grounding in classical Islamic texts and traditions and a serious interest in their connections to, and interrelations with, other cultures and traditions. Native or near-native fluency in Arabic is a prerequisite. The ability to traverse disciplinary boundaries and an understanding of later and contemporary developments in Muslim cultures and societies are highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate survey courses and more advanced, specialized topics, and to participate in the Religious Studies program and curriculum. Possible areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to, Qur’anic studies, Islamic law, religious thought and practices, and cultural interactions. All faculty are expected to teach, conduct research, write for publication, advise students, and take part in university service. Applications are accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by November 1, 2014. Application material should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, short writing sample, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation (to be sent separately). Send application materials to Prof. Hayrettin Yucesoy / JINELC, Box 1121 / Washington University in St. Louis / One Brookings Drive / St. Louis, MO 63130.

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (Islam)

Elon University

Elon University invites applications for a Distinguished Emerging Professorship in the study of Islam. This tenure-track Assistant Professor position within the Religious Studies department begins mid-August 2015.

Applicants must have a PhD in Religious Studies completed by August 2015. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and strong scholarly potential. Teaching responsibilities will include Religion in a Global Context and Islamic Traditions, as well as upper level courses in their areas of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to Elon’s interdisciplinary Core Curriculum program and appropriate interdisciplinary programs and minors.

While the area of specialization is open, we are especially interested in candidates who bring interdisciplinary interests to their teaching and whose theoretical and methodological approaches complement those of the current faculty.

The Distinguished Emerging Scholar Professorship, designed to assist the recipient in rapid career development, will provide a course reassigned time, funds for professional travel and research, and a stipend in addition to the annual salary. This Professorship is limited to six years, leading to the tenure and promotion decision.

To learn more about Elon, please visit the University website at Review of applications will begin immediately and must be received by November 3, 2014, in anticipation of interviews at AAR/SBL. Complete applications including letter of interest, curriculum vitae, short statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, sample syllabi, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to, preferably as one PDF file. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately to the same email address.

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