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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Department of Religion, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Islamic Studies. Ph.D. or equivalent with a specialization in Islam required by start date, 16 August 2013. Research area is open, but knowledge of classical Islamic thought and texts is required. 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 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.

Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Initial interviewing will be conducted at American Academy of Religion convention in Chicago.For more information, contact: (please reference Islamic Studies in the subject line) or visit

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity ( Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 22, 2012.


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