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Wellesley College seeks applications for a one-year, full-time, non-renewable Visiting Lectureship in Islamic Studies for 2019-2020. The position will be held in the Department of Religion. The successful candidate will offer a total of five courses, one of which will be a First-Year expository writing course of the candidate’s own design, with enrollment limited to 15 students. Of the remaining four courses, one should be an introductory course open to all students, and one should be a seminar.

The Lectureship invites applicants trained in any relevant discipline (for example, Religious Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, History, Philosophy and Theology, Anthropology) and whose research involves any country, period, or geographical/cultural region. Areas of specialization may include any field within Islamic studies, including ethics, modern and contemporary thought and practice, religion and politics, gender studies, scripture and interpretation.

Applications should be submitted online through Wellesley College’s career application website ( Please submit the following: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcript, teaching materials if available, plans for possible course offerings and a writing sample of up to 30 pages (optional), and two letters of reference. (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.) The search committee will begin its review on March 1, 2019; the position will remain open until filled. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our online application system, please email us

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