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The Department of Religion at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Islamic Studies. Research area is open, but knowledge of classical Islamic thought and texts is required. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.

PhD or equivalent with a specialization in Islam is required by target start date, August 16, 2015.  The successful candidate should offer evidence of outstanding scholarly potential and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Creative use of instructional technology is highly desirable.  Salary is competitive.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: letter of application; CV, including contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references; graduate transcripts; one or two representative writing samples; statement of teaching and research interests; and teaching evaluations if available. Referees will be contacted electronically upon the submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 15, 2014. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

For more information contact slcl-hr@illinois.edu or visit http://www.religion.illinois.edu.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.  Illinois welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

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