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Spelman College seeks teacher/scholar dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the scholarly environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education. All tenure-track candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts and sciences education, be able to contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching, aid in curriculum development, provide service to the department and College, as well as be active in scholarly, creative, and/or research productivity appropriate to a liberal arts environment.

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Islam at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants may specialize in any aspect of Islamic Studies, but preference will be given to applicants who specialize in Islam in Africa and women in Islam. Competence in Islamic scriptural traditions and/or Arabic is highly desirable. Applicants should be prepared to teach introductory and upper level college religious studies courses. In addition to teaching, the successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to conduct and publish research. Completed applications include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, an official transcript, and three letters of recommendation.

Qualifications: Ph.D. is preferred, although applicants with the ABD will be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR/SBL annual meeting in San Francisco November 2011.

Competitive salaries and an excellent benefits program are available. To apply for the position, please send: a letter of application, which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; statement of scholarly, creative or research interest. Excellence in teaching, research and/or scholarly or creative production, and service are required. Official copies of graduate transcripts required. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the referee or dossier service. Send all information to: Spelman College, Provost Human Resources Office, Attn: Ms. Karla H. Williams, Manager of Faculty Human Resources, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 1209, Atlanta, GA 30314. For email correspondence, send to: provostoffice@spelman.edu.

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