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Florida International University is a multi-campus public Research-Extensive university located in Miami, a vibrant, international city.  The Department of Religious Studies and the Department of Politics and International Relations in the School of International and Public Affairs are pleased to announce an open rank search for a faculty colleague with a specialization in Islam, position dependent upon funding, beginning August 15, 2012.  While the tenure home will be in Religious Studies, the person appointed will also teach courses and provide service in Politics and International Relations.

The specific research specialization is open, but candidates must be competent in Arabic, have expertise in a particular cultural or geographic area including appropriate language proficiency, be able to supervise and mentor in the graduate programs, and teach on the role of Islam nationally, transnationally, and internationally in both its religious and political dimensions A Ph.D. is required. Both departments have undergraduate and graduate programs. FIU is an urban Research-Extensive institution with substantial research expectations of its faculty.

Applications must be made online at Look for Open Rank Professor: Islam, under the Religious Studies Department. Attach letter of application, CV, and writing sample to online application. The writing sample can be either a published article or a thesis chapter. FIU is an urban Research-Extensive institution with substantial research expectations of its faculty. Send three letters of reference and transcripts and course syllabi to Professor Steven Heine, Islam Search Committee Chair, SIPA 505, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; review of applications will begin 11/15. Send inquiries to:

FIU offers more than 180 baccalaureate, masters, professional and doctoral degree programs to over 42,000 students.  As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement and is committed to finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our times. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

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