The Clemson University Department of Philosophy and Religion and the program in Global Studies seek to hire, pending budgetary approval, a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religion in the area of Islam to begin August 15, 2013. This position is a joint hire in support of new undergraduate majors in Religious Studies and Global Studies. As a joint hire, the position will be housed in the department of Philosophy and Religion, but will provide active support to Global Studies. In addition to an active research agenda, the ability to teach existing courses on the history of Islam and on the Qur’an, as well as upper-level seminars in the candidate’s area of specialization, is essential. Must also be willing to teach Studying Religion: Theories and Methods, a required course for majors, on a rotating basis with other depatiment faculty. Excellence in both undergraduate teaching and scholarship is essential. Ph.D. prior to appointment.
Send letter of application detailing qualifications, C.V., and complete dossier including evidence of teaching ability, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Steven Grosby, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Philosophy & Religion, 126 Hardin Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0528. We cannot accept materials by fax or as electronic attachments. Deadline for application is November 1. Preliminary inteveriews will take place at the American Academy of Religion meeting in Chicago. Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.
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