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Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor of religious studies in the field of Islamic Studies. Applicants should be able to engage Islamic texts and traditions from both historical and contemporary perspectives. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester. Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment in July 2015. Applications should contain CV, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please send electronic copies of all materials to:
Applications must be received by October 31, 2014, to ensure full consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego. For questions about the position, please contact the Search Chair Dr. Gaston Espinosa (
Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective, independent, coeducational, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college. Its mission, within the mutually supportive framework of The Claremont Colleges, is to educate its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions, and to support faculty and student scholarship that contribute to intellectual vitality and the understanding of public policy issues. The College pursues this mission by providing a liberal arts education that emphasizes economics and political science, a professor that is dedicated to effective undergraduate teaching, a close student-teacher relationship that fosters critical inquiry, an active residential and intellectual environment that promotes responsible citizenship, and a program of research institutes and scholarly support that makes possible a faculty of teacher-scholars.
Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490. All applicants must complete and submit an online application to be considered for an open position.
Employment is contingent upon the new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States, applicant’s acceptability for positions requiring use of a college vehicle is contingent upon a driving record acceptable to the College’s automobile liability insurance.

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