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University of Miami, Department of Religious Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Islamic Studies, beginning in August 2012 at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have expertise in modern Islam with a focus on the Arab world, proficiency in Arabic, the ability to place Islam in the contemporary global context, and preparation in the methods and theories of the academic study of religion. A strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching at a private multicultural, non-sectarian institution should accompany solid scholarly potential and an ability to interact with disciplines outside of religious studies (e.g., women’s and gender studies, political science, and international studies) in enhancing a new Arabic Studies minor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Candidate must have one year prior teaching experience and completed Ph.D. by July 2012. A record of academic publications is highly desirable.

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE. Letters of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically, to: David Kling, Search Chair, at the following email address: islamstudiessearch@miami.edu. Please reference position #033071. Members of the committee will interview prospective candidates at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Francisco. The University of Miami is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and a drug free workplace. Application deadline: November 01, 2011.

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