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The Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University is searching to fill a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  We wish to hire a candidate whose research focuses on one or more of the central fields of Islamic Studies in the formative or classical period/s. We expect candidates to demonstrate innovative methodological and/or theoretical frameworks in their research. Areas of specialization may span disciplines and regions. We especially welcome applications from candidates with a commitment to the study and teaching of texts, but who are also working with texts in relation to societies, traditions of interpretation, and broader contexts.


Candidates for this position must demonstrate a solid record of research to date as well as excellent prospects and plans for future research. In addition to an innovative research portfolio, candidates are expected to show promise of excellence in teaching. They should show that they are committed to pedagogy, with an interest in how Islamic Studies is taught in a range of undergraduate and graduate teaching contexts. We are also interested in candidates who have an interest in participating in both academic and non-academic communities in various ways.

Applications should include a complete CV, a letter of application, and three academic letters of recommendation submitted via:

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The deadline for applications is 1 November 2019. All questions about this position should be addressed to the Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies and Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Michelle Hartman: .


In their letters of application, candidates should discuss in detail how their research is innovative and contributes to the field/s and discipline/s of Islamic Studies, as well as how they might engage the current research areas and resources of the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill. They also should specifically address teaching experience and innovative teaching practice. Candidates should have completed their PhD by the time of appointment. The salary will be negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applications should include a complete CV, a letter of application, and three academic letters of recommendation.



Institute of Islamic Studies | McGill University | Morrice Hall room | 3485 McTavish Street | Montreal, QC   H3A 0E1

T: (514) 398-6077 | F: (514) 398-6731

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