Faculty Position in Islamic
Harvard University’s Faculty of Divinity seeks to make a
full-time, tenure track appointment in Islamic Studies. We are
particularly interested in a candidate with scholarly expertise
either in: Islam in the Americas, Islam in Southeast Asia, or
Quranic Studies. The candidate should be competent in the
appropriate research languages and conversant with the broader,
global history of Islamic religion and culture.
This is a tenure track position. The successful candidate
will work closely with students in the Divinity School’s masters
programs and the doctoral program in the Study of Religion. It is
likely they will also teach undergraduates in the Comparative Study
of Religion and graduate students in related departments of the
Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It is expected that this scholar will
be in conversation with those in other programs and schools at
Harvard critical to Islamic Studies. Openness to our growing
program in ministry studies in Islam will be an advantage.
Applicants should also be able to contribute to the Divinity
School's degree programs, including its multi-religious Master of
Divinity program, and be familiar with forms of analysis that
address race, gender, and social location. The doctoral degree must
be held by June 30, 2020.
Applications should be made online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu.
A CV, cover letter, writing sample, and the names of three
references whom the School may wish to contact will be required of
all candidates. Review of applications will begin in
September 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Selected
candidates may be invited to initial interviews at the American
Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, this coming
Letters of nomination are also welcome and should be sent to:
Islamic Studies Search Committee, c/o Faculty Search Office,
Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Divinity Hall 417,
Cambridge, MA, 02138, or to email@example.com.
Applicants should address any questions regarding the position
itself or the online application system to the Office of Academic
Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HDS is an equal opportunity,
affirmative-action employer, and encourages applications and
nominations of women and/or ethnic minority candidates, and all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, or any
other characteristic protected by law.