The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (http://lums.edu.pk/mgshss/hss/) in Lahore, Pakistan invites applications for fulltime/part-time non-tenure-track teaching positions in Islamic Studies beginning in the Fall 2014/Spring 2015, though the application process will remain open till the desired number of suitable candidates are found. Depending on the applicant’s availability, qualification and other commitments, either a full-time Teaching Fellow (graduate with master’s degree; teaching the equivalent of four 4 semester-long courses a year) or Assistant Professor (for graduates with PhDs), or a part-time Visiting or Adjunct Faculty (dealt with on a semester-by-semester and course-by-course basis) position is available.
The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for teaching an introductory level Islamic Studies course that is taught to all undergraduates as a core requirement. Candidates should have a strong background in the study of religion and Islam. Successful candidates should have a general grounding in the premodern Islamic tradition and Islamicate disciplines, and an interest in contemporary Islam. The course has been designed to introduce a primarily Muslim student population (of various denominations) to the diversity of the classical Islamic intellectual tradition and Islamicate culture with a view to expanding their horizons of what constitutes Islam or has in the past and to the diversity of Muslim responses to modernity and to contemporary issues so they can make better sense of the world around them. Candidates may also teach higher level courses in Islamic studies or other areas upon approval by the various disciplinary streams that make up the department such as Political Science, History, Philosophy, and Anthropology/Sociology. Prior teaching experience is preferred, but not necessary. A good understanding of the local context and sensibilities is desirable but not necessary. Teaching is carried out in English, however, familiarity in Urdu is useful.
Recent graduates and scholars in the early stages of their career looking for a unique teaching opportunity are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants may begin the process by sharing their background and the details of their availability with Aurangzeb Haneef (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Essam Fahim (email@example.com). As part of their formal application, applicants will need to submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) sample course outlines and teaching philosophy, and 4) three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue as an ongoing process. As the leading private liberal-arts institution in Pakistan, and maintaining international academic and professional standards, LUMS (http://www.lums.edu.pk/) is an equal opportunity employer.