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The University of Notre Dame invites applications for a newly established tenured or tenure-track faculty position dedicated to the study of contemporary Islam. The successful applicant will bring expertise in Islamic cultures, worldviews and practices, with regional specialization, discipline and approach within Islamic studies open. We welcome applications from scholars with a variety of interests although we are especially interested in scholars with expertise in Islamic social and political activism; Muslim-Christian relations; Islamic ethics of war and peace; and Islam, human rights and economic development.

In addition to her or his normal teaching and research responsibilities, the scholar will be expected to contribute to a new, interdisciplinary research initiative, entitled “Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular.” For information on the initiative, see We seek to hire for the 2013-2014 academic year, but the position will remain open until filled.


Please submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Professor Scott Appleby, Contemporary Islam Search, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, 100 Hesburgh Center, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN 46556. E-mail: Electronic applications are welcome. The University of Notre Dame is an international Roman Catholic research university committed to building a culturally diverse faculty; as an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage applications from women and minorities and all scholars attracted to working at a Catholic university. Review of applications will begin on December 01, 2012 and continue on a rolling basis.

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