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Department of Theology, invites applications for a tenure-track
assistant professorship, beginning Fall 2020, in the field of Modern Islam. We seek a scholar
who combines scholarly research in one or more sub-specialties with the ability to engage in
humanistic inquiry about religious thought and practice in the modern world. The department is
eager to consider candidates working on a range of modern Islamic traditions and communities,
geographical region open, and in a range of methodologies (including but not limited to ethics,
constructive religious thought, and historical study).
Teaching responsibilities include graduate courses and mentoring of doctoral students, as well as
undergraduate general education, upper level courses for majors, and elective courses. The
successful candidate will contribute to teaching in the Core Curriculum, the department’s
undergraduate programs for majors and minors, and the department’s graduate programs, as well
as to a variety of Fordham research centers and cognate departments, including the Middle East
Studies Program, the Religious Studies Program, the Institute for International Humanitarian
Affairs, the International Studies Program, the American Studies Program, the Department of
African and African-American Studies, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Program (among others).
Ph.D. required. Competitive compensation; ordinary teaching load is five courses per year;
generous leave policy. The initial application consists of a personal letter of application and CV
and must be received by October 11, 2019. From those candidates who advance beyond the
initial screening, the department will request a representative example of scholarly work (e.g.,
unpublished research paper, published article or book chapter), evidence of teaching
effectiveness, transcripts, and three letters of reference. All application materials must be
submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position and receive your free
Interfolio account:
Please address any questions to Patrick Hornbeck, Chair, Department of Theology, at Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Fordham University is an independent, Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes
applications from all backgrounds. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer.

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