The University of Vermont’s Religion Department invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Islam with any specialty, e.g., African, American, Asian, Middle Eastern, global Islam, to begin Fall 2012. Candidates must also have substantial preparation in the academic study of religion, including cross-cultural and theoretical aspects of the field. The Ph.D. is required, but outstanding applicants whose dissertations are close to completion may be considered. Candidates should be committed to excellence in their field of scholarship and in the teaching and advising of undergraduates. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an active program of research that leads to publication and presentation in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and, where available, to seek extramural funding for that research. Teaching responsibilities include general courses introducing the study of religion and intermediate- and upper-level courses in the appointee’s field of specialization; other courses to be developed may include those with a focus on theory and method in the study of religion or cross-cultural, comparative topics. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they can further this goal.
Candidates must apply online at www.uvmjobs.com; search for the position using department name (Religion) only, and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae in pdf format to the application. In addition, a graduate transcript and three (3) or more hard copy letters of recommendation should be sent to: Anne Clark, Search Committee Chair, Religion Department, 481 Main Street, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405. All application materials must be received by October 31st for candidates to be considered for preliminary interviews at the AAR annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, November 19-22. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Religion Department is committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcomes applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities.