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Assistant Professor - Islam

Syracuse University
New York, United States
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Posted date
May 21, 2019

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, History, Religion, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
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Full Time
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Assistant Professor - Islam


Syracuse, NY

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Commensurate w/ Experience

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Syracuse, NY

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Job Description

The Department of Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Religion, to begin August 2020. We seek a colleague trained in the academic study of religion who specializes in modern and/or contemporary Islam and Muslim cultures, in any geographical region but especially in Africa, Asia, or the Americas.

We seek in particular a colleague whose research and teaching in Islam intersects with studies in one or more of the following: gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, politics and aesthetics.

The successful candidate will make significant contributions to our undergraduate and graduate curricula. At the undergraduate level, they will be able to teach across a broad range of Islamic studies, beyond their area of specialization, and on topics in the study of religion related to their research interests. At the graduate level, they will contribute (in addition to their specialization in Islam) to exploring religion in modern and/or contemporary contexts, and to teaching methods and theories in the study of religion.


Ph.D. in directly relevant area of job description and in hand by beginning of appointment.

Job Specific Qualifications

Eligible candidate must be a scholar with a specialty in modern and/or contemporary Islam and Muslim cultures in any geographical region but especially in Africa, Asia, or the Americas.

Candidate should be able to make significant contributions to the undergraduate and graduate curricula.


Teach at least 6 credit hours per semester and participate in graduate level dissertation committees and examinations; service through advising, committee works, etc.; research and publications in areas of expertise.


Physical Requirements

Not applicable.


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Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least 3 letters of recommendation.

Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/1/19 and will continue until an appointment is made.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

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