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Habib University, Comparative Liberal Studies

Faculty Position, Islamic History


Institution Type: College / University
Location: Pakistan
Position: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Lecturer


Habib University invites applications for positions in the History of the Islamic World. Specialization may be in any period or region of the Islamic world and/or Muslim communities elsewhere in the world including the Americas, Africa, and the Black Diaspora. The ability to teach Islamic Intellectual History in a comparative and global vein will be a plus. Depending on credentials and experience, candidates will be considered at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor as appropriate. Annual teaching load for Lecturers is 6 courses per year and for ladder faculty 5 courses annually. Candidates must be gifted teachers able to offer courses in the History of the Islamic World, and also help support the Habib Liberal Core (either by teaching in the Writing program and/or Habib’s core courses, particularly, Hikma I: History of Islamic Thought, and, What is Modernity?). Successful candidates will be committed scholar-mentors who can thrive in a student-centered undergraduate liberal arts institution, and will expected to be active participants in strengthening historical studies curricula and the Comparative Liberal Studies program.

Located in the world’s third largest city – Pakistan’s highly affordable, bustling, diverse and dynamic artistic, commercial and intellectual capital of Karachi – Habib University opened its award-winning modern campus in fall 2014. As Pakistan’s first university of liberal arts and sciences devoted exclusively to undergraduate education, the University emphasizes small classes (typically under 25 students), allowing close interaction between faculty and students. Habib University prides itself both on its needs-blind admissions policy – assuring access to all qualified students – and the quality and dedication of its increasingly diverse international faculty – over 93% of whom hold advanced degrees from leading global institutions. The University also enjoys close connections with several prominent institutions of higher education in the U.S., including the Claremont Colleges, Stanford, UC Berkeley, the University of Michigan and Texas A&M. An innovation in Pakistani higher education, Habib University is also among a handful of global institutions actively rethinking what defines the liberal arts and sciences in the 21st Century.


Contact: Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae and the names and contract information for at least three references via the University’s online application portal:

Program-related queries may be directed to the Program Director for Comparative Liberal Studies, Dr. Muhammad Haris at:

Recruitment-related queries may be directed to

Primary Category: Islamic History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Social Work
Posting Date: 01/17/2020
Closing Date 04/16/2020


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