The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with a specialization in Islamic Studies.  The appointment will begin August 2013.

The department seeks a dedicated teacher who can offer a variety of courses in Religious Studies, including a survey course in World Religions, a course on the history and methodology of Religious Studies, and new courses in Islamic Studies to be developed by the successful candidate.  Applicants with secondary expertise in practical applications of Islam in film are particularly desirable.  Teaching assignments consist of seven courses per year, usually a 4/3 load.

An earned Ph.D. in Religious Studies is required by the date of appointment. The ideal candidate will provide a record that suggests scholarly promise, and demonstrate interest in departmental and institutional service.

Coastal Carolina University, a public liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, enrolls more than 9,000 students from 48 states and 39 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and masters degrees.

Candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching), a current CV, transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (unofficial electronic copies are acceptable for application/ official transcripts are required upon hire); a teaching portfolio, containing syllabi of courses taught and student evaluations with scores electronically at http://jobs.coastal.edu.  Three letters of support should be submitted directly by recommenders through Interfolio or sent directly to Dr. Preston McKever-Floyd at preston@coastal.edu. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by November 30, 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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