Northwestern University’s Program of African Studies invites applications for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the study of Islam in African societies. The appointment will be contingent upon a successful tenure review by the University. The appointment will be made in a home department in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (including but not limited to Anthropology, Art History, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology) and will be associated with the interdisciplinary Program of African Studies. Candidates should have an active research agenda involving the role of Islam in African societies, a record of excellence in teaching, and the ability to engage across disciplines and provide leadership for interdisciplinary collaboration.
We anticipate that the successful candidate will play a major role in Northwestern’s Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) (http://www.isita.northwestern.edu/), including facilitating collaborative, multi-disciplinary research; initiating grant proposals for external funding; organizing conferences, speaker series, or similar academic events; collaborating on the development of curriculum; and developing and sustaining strategic partnerships with institutions in Africa.
Applicants should submit (1) a letter of intent describing their current research agenda and teaching experience/interests; (2) representative written work; (3) a current curriculum vitae; and (4) the names and contact information for three referees athttp://www.africanstudies.northwestern.edu/publications-research/ISITA/faculty-search.html.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to submit a separate statement articulating a programmatic vision for advancing the study of Islam and Africa at Northwestern over the next five years.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
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