Assistant Professor - Islam / The University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee, Department of Religious Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Islam to begin August 2011. The position requires teaching a 2-2 course load. PhD in a relevant field and teaching experience are preferred, but ABDs in a relevant field in the final stages of completing their dissertations will be considered. Preferred applicant will have knowledge of Arabic and other languages relevant to their research in Islam. Area of expertise is open to any historical period and geographic location. Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to: textual and historical studies in Classical Islam; the spread and acculturation of Islam; issues of nationalism, ethnicity, and gender; the emergence of new forms of Islam. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university. Salary will be competitive. Please send a cover letter, a writing sample, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Tina Shepardson, Search Committee Chair, Department of Religious Studies, The University of Tennessee, 501 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0450. Review of applications begins October 11, 2010 for applicants wanting to be considered for a preliminary interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta, and will continue until the position is filled. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.