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The Agnes Scott College Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in Religion and Conflict with a regional focus on the Middle East to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory and advanced courses related to both historical and contemporary Islam and the role of religion in understanding contemporary conflict in the Middle East. The 3/2 teaching load will include introductory and upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty, along with at least one course supporting the college’s global learning initiative. The ability to teach courses in other religious traditions of the Middle East and general courses related to the academic study of religion is desired. The Department of Religious Studies offers majors in both Religious Studies and Religion and Social Justice and is committed to interdisciplinary studies. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related discipline is preferred; advanced ABDs considered. The successful candidate will possess teaching experience and a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse undergraduate student population. Candidates should also address their interest in teaching at a liberal arts college for women.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, sample course syllabi, three recent letters of recommendation, by October 15 to or to Tina Pippin, Chair of Religious Studies, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030.

Additional materials, including course evaluations and graduate transcripts, will be solicited from selected applicants later in the search. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Members of the search committee will conduct interviews at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in November 2014, but it is not necessary for applicants to attend the conference to apply for this position.

Located in metropolitan Atlanta, Agnes Scott College is a highly selective national liberal arts college for women. Excellence in undergraduate teaching, an effective and sustainable research program, and service to the department and the college are necessary for tenure and promotion. Faculty development programs include travel funding, internal research grants, and a one-semester leave at full pay after successful completion of the third-year review. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply. 

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