Vanderbilt University
Islamic Traditions of South and/or Southeast Asia
* Deadline Extended *

The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Islamic Traditions of South and/or Southeast Asia. Rank is Assistant Professor tenure-track. Area of specialization, historical period, and methodological approach are open. The department is committed to perspectives that seek to understand the different forms of Islam generated out of contact with local ethnic, linguistic, and religiously plural communities (for example, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, Jain, or indigenous traditions), ranging from the Persianate world of the larger subcontinent to the archipelago of Indonesia. Command of appropriate languages commensurate to an advanced research agenda will be required. The successful candidate should expect to teach both introductory and advanced classes in the field; normal course load is four per year. Qualified candidates should be prepared to mentor graduate students and teach advanced courses in the methodologies appropriate to the study of religion in the Graduate Department of Religion’s field of Historical and Critical Theories of Religion (HACTOR). PhD must be in-hand by the beginning of Fall 2013 term.

Application deadline is Monday 15 October 2012 with review to begin immediately.

Please send a letter of application, research statement, and assessment of teaching (if available), transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier) to:
Tony K. Stewart, Chair
Department of Religious Studies
ATT: Islamic Traditions Search Committee
Vanderbilt University
VU Box #351585 [301 Garland Hall] 2301 Vanderbilt Place Nashville, TN 37235-1585 USA

Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.





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