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Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the study of Islam. The appointment will be in the Department of Religion, with two courses annually being offered from the History Department. The area of specialization is open, but we seek candidates with broad background and interests, able to teach a variety of courses on Islamic religion and its impact in societies and cultures of the world, including an introduction to Islam. The ideal candidate will be conversant with academic method and theory in the study of Religion and be able to offer courses in History. An interest and ability in teaching courses on comparative topics in the study of Religion is also desirable.


Washington and Lee University is a highly selective liberal arts college that demands excellence in teaching and expects and supports significant scholarly achievement. The University is interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.


Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a letter summarizing teaching interests and scholarly agenda, and three letters of recommendation. They should be submitted to Prof. Jeffrey Kosky, Search Committee; Department of Religion; Washington and Lee University; Lexington, VA 24450. Washington and Lee is an equal-opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin October 26, 2012. Interviews will be conducted at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Chicago.

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