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The  Department  of  Religious  Studies  at  the  University  of  Pittsburgh  seeks  to  appoint  a  tenure–‐stream  assistant  professor  of  modern/contemporary  Islam  to  begin  September  1,  2015,  pending  budgetary  approval.  Geographical  area  and  methodological  approach  are  open.  Teaching  would  include  introductory  courses  on  Islam  (including  premodern  Islam)  and  upper–‐level  courses  in  the  candidate’s  areas  of  expertise.

We  welcome  candidates  who  can  develop  thematic  and  comparative  courses  in  broader  religious  contexts,  especially  religion  and  globalization,  politics/conflict,  gender  and  sexuality,  film,  or  medicine/science.  Preference  will  be  given  to  candidates  whose  work  complements  existing  areas  of  geographic  strength  in  the  department  or  cognate  departments,  programs,  and  centers  at  the  University.  PhD  expected  at  time  of  appointment.

Applications  should  include  a  cover  letter  indicating  teaching  and  research  interests,  CV,  representative  article–‐length  writing  sample,  sample  syllabi,  and  3  letters  of  reference.  Please  apply  online  to:  https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/OTA=.  For  each  reference,  you  will  have  the  opportunity  to  input  a  personal  email  address  or  an  email  address  generated  through  Interfolio’s  Online  Application  Delivery.  In  both  cases,  an  email  notification  will  be  sent  to  the  designated  address  with  instructions  about  uploading  the  letters  to  our  system.

Review  of  applications  will  begin  on  October  24,  2014  and  continue  until  the  position  is  filled. Applicants  who  respond  by  that  date  will  be  considered  for  an  interview  at  the  AAR  meeting  in  November.

The  University  of  Pittsburgh  is  an  Affirmative  Action/Equal  Opportunity  Employer  and  values  equality  of  opportunity,  human  dignity  and  diversity.

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