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Northern Arizona University seeks a scholar of Islamic Studies for an appointment as tenure-track assistant professor of religious studies. Requirements of the appointment include ability to teach undergraduate courses for the Religious Studies Program in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies. Teaching load will be six courses per year, and the ability to teach an undergraduate survey of the religious tradition of Islam is a requirement. It is expected that the successful candidate will also contribute other courses to the Religious Studies curriculum in the candidate’s areas of expertise, and will be able to teach the introductory religious studies methods course, and participate in the team-taught world religions survey. Other desirable course proficiencies are in the undergraduate survey of Judaism, Mysticism in Western Religious Traditions, and the three Comparative Cultural Studies core courses. An active program of research and publication in relevant areas is expected. International applications are encouraged.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Religious Studies or closely related field.
  • ABD acceptable with degree in hand by August 13, 2012.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two plus years of university level experience teaching religious studies courses.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to perform student services and advising activities. A record of or potential for substantive scholarly activity.
  • Academic specialization in modern Islamic movements.
  • Experience in and commitment to working with diverse faculty, students, and staff.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application materials should include: letter of application; curriculum vita; contact information for three professional references. Send application materials via e-mail or mail to: Chair, Department of Comparative Cultural Studies, Northern Arizona University, PO Box 6031, Flagstaff AZ 86011-6031. Application Deadline: This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on March 02, 2012.

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