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American Islamic College in Chicago is opening two new, full-time faculty positions as it enters its second year of offering credit-bearing BA and MA level courses in Arabic and Islamic Studies. The advertised positions will provide qualified scholars with the opportunity to help shape a dynamic, integrated, and innovative program combining the academic study of religion with the best of traditional Islamic learning.

Candidates must have completed a Ph. D. in Islamic Studies or a related field by August, 2014, and be able to demonstrate a strong background in classical Islamic Studies as well as Arabic language. Evidence of teaching excellence is an asset.

The topics identified as desiderata for the two positions may overlap or be found to varying degrees in applicants.

Deadline: November 30 or until the positions are filled
Start Date: August 2014

Position One: Arabic Language
The successful candidate will be a key contributor to our team effort to provide a rigorous program in Arabic language, from introductory level courses to courses in which advanced students read, analyze, and translate classical texts. Additional competencies in Hadith sciences, Qur’anic sciences, or the foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence will be favorably regarded.

Position Two: Islamic Studies
The successful candidate will offer demonstrated expertise in contemporary developments in Islamic thought, which might include Muslim responses to Modernity, Muslim movements, Islamic Law, gender studies, Islam in the West, or expertise in other areas of the Muslim World.

Salary: Salary will commensurate with experience. The initial hire will be for a renewable three-year contract.

To Apply: Please submit the following:
-Cover Letter
-Writing sample
-Teaching Evaluations, if available
Statement of Educational Philosophy
-3 Letters of Recommendation

Please send to:

American Islamic College
640 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL. 60613
Fax to: 773.281.8552

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