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Assistant/Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the department of Humanities & Social Sciences teaches H&SS111 (Islamic Studies) a 3 credit course that is a graduation requirement for all PI students in addition to H&SS electives. S/he will also conduct research in his/her area of expertise and engage in service to the institute, discipline and community as required.

Main Duties:

  • Teach H&SS111 and any other courses required by the department
  • Conduct research in area of expertise
  • Provide service to the institute and community at large

     

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Student teaching evaluations
  • Scholarly publications
  • Funded projects
  • Recognition for services performed

 

Qualification:

  • An earned Ph.D. in Islamic studies or closely related field from an accredited (preferably Western) university in which English is the language of instruction. Candidates who also have their B.A. and/or M.A. in Islamic studies, or a closely related field, may be given preference.     Outstanding candidates with an M.A. degree in Islamic Studies may be considered for appointment at a lower rank (senior/lecturer).
  • Native level fluency in Arabic (written and spoken) with advanced ability in classical Arabic     Excellent written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Proven track record of scholarly publications with demonstrated potential to conduct further scholarly research

 

Work Experience

Minimum 1 year of undergraduate level teaching experience in a related field.

 

Competencies (Technical & Behavioral):

  • Ability to design, develop and deliver Islamic studies courses including H&SS111 and H&SS electives
  • Ability to contribute to the development of bilingual Arabic/English syllabi and language courses in conjunction with Arabic language instructors
  • Demonstrated ability to secure and conduct funded research and publish scholarly works     Ability to develop outreach educational opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty and students
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