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The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make an appointment in Islamic Studies.  Rank and salary are open.  The School seeks a scholar with superior research skills and a promising agenda for future work in the field.  Area of specialization (chronological, geographical, methodological and topical) within Islamic Studies is open.  Ability to contribute to a wider conversation about the study of religion essential.

The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university.  Faculty in the School teach Ph.D. students in 10 different areas of study, and masters level students in M.A. and M.Div. programs, offering courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels.  Many faculty hold associate appointments in other departments and schools of the University; such associations are encouraged.  A normal teaching load is 4 courses per year on a quarter system; in most cases that leaves one quarter open for research in residence (in addition to summers free for scholarship).

Application should be made online at  Search has been extended to a second year.  Review of applications will recommence on November 1, 2011.

Contact: Dean Margaret M. Mitchell, The University of Chicago Divinity School, 1025 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL  60637 (  The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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