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Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-?track position of Assistant Professor of Islam/World Religions in the Department of Religion to begin September 1, 2014. We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. Area of specialization is open. The successful candidate will be familiar with content and approaches in Religious Studies. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential. The Department educates students in Religious Studies and Theology, contributes to interdisciplinary programs, and supports general education. Gustavus values campus diversity (domestic and international) and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome applications from diverse candidates and candidates who can contribute to our community and global engagement initiatives. Primary responsibilities will include teaching a mid-?level course in Islam, upper-?level courses in the candidate’s area of specialty, and contributing to general education. Candidates must be able and willing to teach the introductory course in World Religions, which meets the college’s requirement for a course with a global focus. The teaching assignment for the academic year is six courses.

To apply, please send the letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of successful teaching or promise of successful teaching, transcripts (copies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference) to:
Dr. Mary Solberg, Chair Department of Religion Gustavus Adolphus College 800 W College Ave Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Electronic applications are acceptable only if promptly followed by the required materials in hard copy. Application information is also available here. For more details, visit the department web site at or contact Dr. Mary Solberg (507-933-7470 or

Review of complete applications begins 21 October 2013 and continues until the position is filled. For consideration for initial interviews at the AAR annual meeting, complete applications must be received by 1 November 2013. Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2500 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE/M/F/V/D.

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