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Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Posted date
Jul 19, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in religious studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2020. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or an anticipated Ph.D. completion by August 2020.


Candidates should be effective teachers and must be strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research. We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality teaching and scholarship in Islam. The department particularly welcomes candidates with a broad training in religious studies who, in addition to teaching advanced undergraduate courses in Islam, would be prepared to teach in areas including religious ethics, philosophy of religion, and theory and methods of the study of religion. We especially welcome candidates who would contribute to the University’s first-year seminar program in Complex Problems or seek engagement in the College’s Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Collaborative. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school and university activities.


Salary and benefits are competitive.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via Interfolio link : .  Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), unofficial transcript, and an example of scholarship. For best consideration, applications should be complete by September 16, 2019. Please contact the Department of Philosophy and Religion at (202) 885-2925 or if you have questions. 


American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit


The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including MA programs in Philosophy and Social Policy, History of Philosophy, and a joint program with the School of International Service in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department at 


American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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