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Hartford Seminary invites applications for a position as Professor of Islamic Law and Ethics and Director of the Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. The appointment begins in fall 2013.

As a scholar, the candidate should demonstrate expertise in the study of Islamic law in its historical and cultural contexts, with attention to and appreciation of its contemporary significance and relevant methods. The successful candidate must be able to teach broad areas of Islamic jurisprudence, early Islamic history, and Islamic foundational texts, both at an introductory level and with the intellectual depth required to direct doctoral level students.

The foregoing capacities for breadth and depth in Islamic studies directly support core programs of the school and its enduring commitments to dialogue, research, and involvement with Muslim community and institutional life. As Director of the Center, the candidate should be able to exercise leadership commensurate with the distinguished status of the Center in the study of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, represent the Center to its various publics, and further develop external relationships at both national and international levels.

Rank is at the Associate level or above; Ph.D. or Th.D. is required. We especially encourage applications from women and historically underrepresented ethnic groups. Review of applications will begin on 15 September 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application must be submitted electronically to Ms. Lorraine Browne at 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 Prof. Timur Yuskaev, Chair of the Search Committee, at

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