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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Islamic Studies

Harvard University
Massachusetts, United States
Not Specified
Posted date
Jun 7, 2019

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Religion
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Full Time
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     Faculty Position in Islamic Studies

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: 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 November.  

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 Applicants should address any questions regarding the position itself or the online application system to the Office of Academic Affairs at

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.

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