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Carthage College seeks a Scholar of Islam for a three-year term appointment beginning in the fall of 2014. Rank and specialization open. Aside from teaching an existing survey of Islam, the successful candidate will develop specialized courses that reflect his or her interests and expertise. Additionally, within the context of liberal arts education, a commitment to Carthage’s intellectual and teaching mission is required. Faculty members are also expected to teach courses to fulfill general education requirements. The successful candidate will do so by offering courses that satisfy the College’s Global Heritage requirement.

Carthage was founded in 1847 and is a private college of the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the ELCA Lutheran Church with approximately 2,500 full-time and 720 part-time students. The College awards degrees in more than 40 subject areas and has a long-standing commitment to educating the whole person by nourishing the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical dimensions of students’ lives. The Carthage curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking while challenging students to express themselves effectively. The College is located on the picturesque shore of Lake Michigan midway between Chicago and Milwaukee and is a focal point in the Kenosha community. Additional information is available at Carthage Careers, as well as the Religion department web site.

Send cover letter outlining the candidate’s qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy, and scholarly interests. Include curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and any supporting documents. For best consideration, complete applications should be received by November 15, 2013. Applications received by November 15 will be considered for preliminary interviews at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Baltimore. All documents submitted by the candidate should be sent in a single PDF file to

Letters sent on the candidate’s behalf may also be sent to:

Professor Maria Carrig
Chair, Division of the Humanities
Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140

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