Assistant Professor of Islam at the University of Richmond
The University of Richmond invites applications for a tenure-track position in Islam as an assistant professor in the Religion Department to begin in fall 2011. A joint appointment in an allied program or department is possible. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an undergraduate curriculum in the texts, cultures, and traditions of Islam, with a preferred, but not required, focus on the geographic area of the Middle East and/or North Africa. Applicants should be conversant in theoretical approaches to the study of religion, interested in interdisciplinary teaching, and willing to contribute to the Middle East Concentration in International Studies. The 3-2 teaching responsibilities will be divided between the Religion department and courses in allied programs or departments. Candidates should demonstrate strong evidence of scholarly potential. Teaching experience preferred, but not required. Applicants must be on track to receive their Ph.D. by August 2011 and must meet all position requirements at the time of selection. To apply online for this position, visit http:// <http://www.urjobs.org/> www.urjobs.org <http://www.urjobs.org/> and use the Faculty (Instructional/Research) link to upload a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a concise writing sample, and a statement of teaching and research interests. The online process also asks applicants to arrange for three letters of reference and graduate school transcripts to be sent to Prof. Jane Geaney, Department of Religion, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. The search committee will conduct pre-arranged interviews at the AAR conference in Atlanta, Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, as well as phone interviews in late October/early November 2010, with the goal of inviting short-list candidates to campus before Thanksgiving. The University of Richmond is a highly selective, private institution that is committed to developing a diverse faculty and student body, and fostering an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to these goals.