Hartford Seminary announces an opening for a Shi‘i scholar with a distinguished record that includes an academic doctorate, religious training and lived religious commitments to occupy the newly endowed Imam Ali Chair for Shi‘i Studies.
The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in Shi‘i Islam and its relation to other traditions of Islam and Christianity and may be grounded in one of a number of academic disciplines. The candidate must be able to teach courses at both introductory and advanced levels and have the intellectual depth required to direct Ph.D. students. The appointment begins in fall 2017.
The appointment is to the core faculty of the seminary and will be a member of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. It carries the full-time teaching load of four courses per year, a student advising load expected of all faculty, and regular faculty committee and administrative responsibilities to be determined in relation to the candidate’s gifts and the seminary’s needs. Scholarly research and productivity are priorities in light of the school’s history as a place of advanced learning and publication. Hartford Seminary is a religiously diverse community and expects its faculty to appreciate and respectfully engage views and traditions that are different from one’s own.
Rank is open; Ph.D. or its equivalent is required. Review of applications will begin on 15 September 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application should be submitted electronically to Ms. Lorraine Browne at email@example.com and includes a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference submitted directly by the recommenders. For further information, please contact Dr. Scott Thumma, Chair of the Imam Ali Chair Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.