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Applicants must be ABD (PhD preferred). The position requires a demonstrated commitment to teaching, active engagement in scholarly research and publishing in the study of Islam, and participation in the Religious Studies Department’s contribution to the University’s mission as a Catholic and Marianist institution. Responsibilities include creating and teaching undergraduate courses in the common academic program as well as more specialized undergraduate and master courses in the religious dimensions of Islam. Preference will be given to those with an earned doctorate, experience in undergraduate teaching, and experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. Appointment is at the assistant professor level. Salary is competitive.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, people with disabilities and veterans.

A complete application for the position consists of a letter of intent, CV, teaching statement, evidence of effective teaching, statement of research interest, writing sample, transcripts, and three signed letters of reference. Address inquiries and signed letters of recommendation to: Sandra Yocum, Chair, Religious Studies Islam Search Committee, The University of Dayton OH 45469-1530. Direct contact information is Sandra.Yocum@notes.udayton.edu; (937) 229-4321. Submit applications through http://jobs.udayton.edu. The direct link is http://jobs.udayton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52443 . Review of applicants will begin November 01, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

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