The Department of Religion and Culture, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for a limited term appointment at the rank of Special Lecturer with primary specialization in the area of Islamic Studies.  The term will commence January 1, 2013 and end on June 30, 2013.  The successful candidate should have significant graduate level training in a broad Religious Studies/Islamic Studies Program. Candidates with completed PhD. or doctoral candidates at the ABD level are invited to apply. Demonstrated excellence in teaching will be preferred. Competence in contemporary theoretical issues in Islamic Studies (e.g., Orientalism, post-colonial theories, etc.), and an interest in collaborative interdisciplinary teaching and research are assets. Expertise in modern Islam, gender studies, and the knowledge and ability to teach Arabic are desirable.

The responsibilities of the position include teaching 9 credit units (three 3 cu classes).  Classes to be taught may include Introduction to Islam, Islam in the Modern World, and another upper level class to be assigned by the Department.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities.  The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of about 20,000.  The university is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities.

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences and the sciences.  There are over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 325 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs.  The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  However, citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.  The University of Saskatchewan is committed to employment equity.  Members of designated groups (women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities) are encouraged to self identify on their applications.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to employment equity.  Members of designated groups (women, people with aboriginal ancestry, people with disabilities and visible minorities) are encouraged to self-identify in their applications.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested candidates should apply by August 24, 2012 with a complete dossier including CV, a statement of teaching and research interests, peer and student evaluations of teaching if available, three letters of reference, copies of publications/writing samples, and other pertinent information to:

 

Dr. Braj M. Sinha

Head, Department of Religion and Culture

College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan

ARTS 919 – 9 Campus Drive

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  Canada   S7N 5A5

Phone:  (306) 966-4258

Fax: (306) 966-6804

 

E-mail:  braj.sinha@usask.ca

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