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Honolulu, HI
Job Type
Full-Time Permanent
University of Hawai’i at Manoa – College of Arts and Humanities
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Position Number:
Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Religion
Position Number: 0083554
Hiring Unit: College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Religion
Location: University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Date Posted: November 7, 2019
Closing Date: Continuous recruitment – application review begins November 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications & experience
Monthly Type: 9 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Other Conditions: To begin August 2020, pending position clearance and availability of funds.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Religion, including Understanding Islam and Introduction to the World’s Major Religions
  2. Conduct research and develop educational projects
  3. Other duties as assigned by Chair

Minimum Qualifications for Assistant Professor Rank:

  1. Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a closely-related field with a specialization in Islam
  2. Ability to teach introductory courses in World Religions
  3. Demonstrated ability for effective teaching (or its promise), and active research in the field
  4. Ability to conduct research in classical Arabic and field research in a second language used by Muslims in South, Southeast, East Asia and/or Oceania
  5. Ability to teach courses on the history of Islam

 Minimum Qualifications for Associate Professor Rank:

  1. In addition to the above qualifications, a record of quality teaching of the referenced subject matter
  2. A record of scholarly publications on Islam
  3. And current (or recent) associate or higher rank at a peer-level university

Desirable Qualifications for both Assistant and Associate Rank:

  1. Ability to teach courses in Christianity, Judaism, and the academic study of Religion

To apply:
Click on the “Apply” button at the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach required documents: (1) letter of application addressing minimum and desirable qualifications; (2) academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application; official transcripts are required by date of hire); (3) curriculum vitae; (4) three professional references (these will not be contacted without your permission). Also, please send three letters of recommendation as PDF attachments to with the subject line “last namefirst name – recommendations.”

Dr. Kapali Lyon, Chair, Department of Religion, 808-956-6848,

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