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The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Islamic traditions in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning August 2012. The successful candidate should have a focus on the development of Islamic traditions from the classical to the contemporary period, and a geographic/regional focus on the Middle East. The teaching profile includes an introductory course in the study of religions; an upper-level course on Islam in historical-global perspective; and other upper-level courses appropriate for undergraduate students on topics that reflect the candidate’s expertise and interests, and that will contribute to the development of the curriculum in ways that complement the College’s existing strengths in the study of Islamic traditions. This position also includes teaching and mentoring of students’ Junior/Senior Independent Study projects (which all students complete as part of the College’s nationally recognized I.S. program), and teaching in the College’s interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar program. In all, the normal teaching load is 5.5 courses year (5 courses, plus I.S.).

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or be near completion of) in Religious Studies or a related field. Send application letter, c.v., transcript, list of references, and other supporting materials (statement of teaching philosophy; brief descriptions of proposed courses to develop) by December 2. Electronic submissions of materials are preferred, if possible.

Contact Information:

Islam Search
c/o Mark Graham
Religious Studies
The College of Wooster
400 East University Street – Kauke Hall
Wooster OH 44691

Application Deadline: December 2, 2011

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