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Williams College, the Department of Religion, seeks to appoint a one-year visiting assistant professor in Islam in context, for the 2013-14 academic year. We seek someone whose expertise in Islam will also address the religious complexities of either South Asia, Southeast Asia, or Africa in their historical, social, and political contexts.  So, for example, a candidate might teach courses on the interactions of Hinduism and Islam or on the history and interactions of Islam with indigenous religious traditions, Buddhism, and/or Christianity in these parts of the world. We especially welcome candidates whose teaching will feature post-colonial/decolonizing approaches.

Please send a letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, short description of suggested courses, and three letters of reference to: Professor Denise Kimber Buell, Chair, Department of Religion, Williams College, 85 Mission Park Drive, Williamstown, MA 01267. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here


Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts that has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Application deadline: October 30, 2012.

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