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The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Islam to begin in September 2012. Ph.D. preferred, but ABD candidates near completion will be considered. Area of specialization within Islamic Studies is open, and an ongoing program of original research and publication is expected. Candidates should be prepared to teach general undergraduate courses in subjects like Islamic History and Traditions, the Qur’an, Islam and the Modern World, Sufism, Women and Gender in Islam, as well as seminars in their own areas of interest and specialization. The teaching load is 5 courses per year, either 3/2 or 2/2/1 (Bates has a five-week May term), plus occasional advising of undergraduate theses. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who can establish connections with our interdisciplinary programs, and offer courses that may be cross-listed with other departments in the college. Bates College and the Department of Religious Studies are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

Interested applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate-school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.All materials should be sent to Please include in the subject line your last name and Religious Studies R2062. Candidates should arrange with recommenders to send letters in PDF format or Word. Review of applications begins 1 November 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

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