Assistant Professor- Islamic Studies
The Department of Religious Studies at Rhodes College announces an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Islamic Studies beginning Fall of 2020. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The successful candidate will contribute to a new interdisciplinary program in Jewish, Islamic and Middle East Studies (https://www.rhodes.edu/academics/majors-minors/jewish-islamic-and-middle-east-studies), and will teach upper-level courses in Islam in the undergraduate curriculum in Religious Studies. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach cross-listed courses in the departments of History and/or International Studies as well as in some of the College's interdisciplinary programs, such as the Life: Then and Now Program (https://www.rhodes.edu/academics/majors-minors/foundations-programs-humanities), Gender and Sexuality Studies (https://www.rhodes.edu/academics/majors-minors/gender-sexuality-studies), and Africana Studies (https://www.rhodes.edu/academics/majors-minors/africana-studies). The teaching load is five courses per academic year. Enthusiasm for and the ability to teach well at the undergraduate level, along with an active scholarly agenda, are important criteria for selection. A Ph.D. degree in hand by the time of appointment is required.Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country's most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and cultural center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. (http://www.rhodes.edu/content/liberal-arts-city)Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (https://handbook.rhodes.edu/employee-handbook/employment-policies/anti-discrimination-and-harassment-policy)Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references; 4) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. The online application system will solicit letters electronically from the candidate's recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Review of completed applications will begin October 21 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.