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The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the Religious Studies Program invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the study of Muslims/Islam in North America to begin fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018). A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or other related field is required by the start date.


Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong foundation in the academic study of religion and in their specific research area along with an ability to work across disciplinary boundaries.

Successful candidates must also show evidence or potential for a strong research profile and excellence in teaching.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department’s academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.


About the Job

This will be a joint appointment between the interdepartmental Religious Studies Program and the tenure-granting department within the College of Liberal Arts that best fits the candidate’s scholarship and research field. As a tenure-track faculty member, responsibilities will include executing an innovative and consistent research and publication agenda; teaching core courses in the Religious Studies undergraduate and graduate curricula (Introduction to the Study of Religion in America, Introduction to Religions of the World, Theory and Methods in the Study of Religion), and in the area/department of research specialty; supervising undergraduate and graduate research in Religious Studies and the joint department; creating new avenues for cross-disciplinary research at the university; and service to the Religious Studies Program, the home department, the College and the University. Additional responsibilities in the tenure department will be determined. The regular teaching load is 2/2.

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at:–guidelines


How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at to be considered for this position. Click the “External Faculty and Staff Applicants” button and search Job Opening ID #319765. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach your application letter (cover letter) and curriculum vitae (resume). Additional documents, including a writing sample, must be attached after application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there. Three letters of reference should be sent separately by their authors to

A complete application includes the following materials: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) sample of scholarly work not more than 40 pages,(4) Three letters of reference (sent to Candidates who make the initial cut will be asked for a philosophy of teaching statement, sample syllabi, and/or course evaluations.


Application deadline: October 15, 2017

Inquiries should be directed to search committee chair, Jeanne Kilde,

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

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