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American Islamic College, Chicago is preparing to reopen, offering dynamic programs in Islamic Studies at the Bachelors and Masters levels.


The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies or a related field, and demonstrate strong background in classical Islamic Studies as well as a high level of Arabic language competency. Knowledge of a second relevant language such as Persian, Turkish, or Urdu would be an asset. Significant teaching experience is preferred. Leadership qualities in program development are desirable, as well as strong organizational and management skills.

Position Description:

  • Teaching courses related to Islamic Studies
  • Teaching load and research expectations will be negotiated depending on the situation of the candidate and needs of the institution
  • Developing a program in the academic study of Islam and hiring and supervising related full time and adjunct faculty.
  • Working with the President, VP for academic affairs and Registrar in designing and delivering a coherent, innovative, and rigorous program in Islamic Studies at the Bachelors and Masters degree levels.

Contract Duration: Initial hire will be for a renewable three-year contract

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application deadline: July 9, 2012 (or until the position is filled)

Applicants are requested to forward the following documents: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, as well as the names and contact information of three referees.

Application dossiers should be sent to: Romana Manzoor, Administrative Assistant, by e-mail at  (Tel: 773 281 47 00)       Finalists will be contacted for interviews.

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