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The Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions (FTSR – ) of the University of Lausanne (UNIL) invites applications for a position as:

     Full Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure-track to Associate Professor) in

Social and cultural history of Islam and Islamic worlds


Starting date:         1st August 2018 or convenient date

Contact Lengh:       depending on the position

Rate of activity:      100 %

Workplace:            FTSR, Lausanne (Dorigny)

Your responsibilities

·       teaching of bachelor level (introduction to Islam) and master level in the curriculum “sciences of religions” (currently field “Socio-anthropology and history of Islams”)

·       supervision of PhD students and participation in post-graduate formation and continuing education courses

·       active participation to the activities of the Institute for history and anthropology of religions (IHAR), and eventually lead the institute

·       active participation in the administrative tasks of the Faculty and of UNIL

·       dialogue with society in relation to the field of the position

Although courses are to be conducted primarily in French, English instruction during the first two years is possible.

Your qualifications

The successful applicant will have a PhD in History, History of the religions or a title considered to be equivalent, should be able to demonstrate solid skills in the following areas:

·       thorough knowledge of at least one language in the concerned field studies

·       excellent scholarly publications in the concerned field studies

·       experience in teaching in the concerned field studies

·       excellent integration within international scholarly networks

·       capacity to initiate and manage a research project

·       ability to interact with specialists from other religious traditions

·       openness to comparison and interdisciplinary

·       interest in gender issues

To apply :

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