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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Islamic Studies in the Department of Religion. PhD or equivalent with a specialization in Islam required by start date, 16 August 2012. Research area is open. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and have an outstanding publication record, or show clear promise of scholarly excellence, and should have an active research agenda. Knowledge of classical Islamic thought and texts is expected. Record of effective use of instructional technology desirable. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a preeminent public research university, is located in a medium-sized university city with excellent cultural opportunities and a high quality of life, as reflected by its ranking by the American Planning Association as one of ten Great Neighborhoods in America: www.planning.org/greatplaces/neighborhoods/2007/westurbana.htm.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, up to two representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, and teaching evaluations, if available. Online application will require names and contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted electronically upon the submission and completion of the application.

For more information, contact slcl-hr@illinois.edu or visit www.religion.illinois.edu/ .

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu ). Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 04, 2011. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, but no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

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