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Josephine Hildreth Detmer

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 19, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
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Tenured/Tenured Track
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Josephine Hildreth Detmer & Zareen Taj Mirza Professorship in Islamic Studies

Job No: 497122
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies at Bucknell University invites applications for the Josephine Hildreth Detmer & Zareen Taj Mirza Professorship in Islamic Studies, to begin in August 2023. This is an open-rank, tenure-track position.

The Department of Religious Studies at Bucknell serves majors and minors pursuing the academic study of religion, as well as a large number of students from other majors. We seek a teacher-scholar who can help us maintain the department's reputation for effective teaching and productive research, and whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to the department's commitment to diversity and to the liberal arts mission. Ph.D. in Religious Studies/Islamic Studies is required by start date. The ideal candidate will be an expert in Islam as a global religious tradition, with interdisciplinary research that highlights trans-regional or transnational connections between the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, or beyond. Some undergraduate teaching experience and a record of scholarship are considered strengths.

Teaching responsibilities: Five undergraduate courses per year, including Islam (RELI 201), rotating responsibility for Theories of Religion (RELI 232), a 100-level course (such as Introduction to the Quran; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; or another introductory course of the candidate's design), and upper-level courses in the candidate's area of expertise.

Applicants at the level of assistant professor should include a cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, and a sample of scholarship (a book chapter or journal article of no more than thirty pages).

Applicants at the level of associate or full professor should include a cover letter, C.V., and a sample of scholarship (a book chapter or journal article of no more than thirty pages).

The Religious Studies Department is committed to diversity and inclusiveness; candidates should address their relevant experience and expertise in these areas in their application materials.

Letters of recommendation will be requested of selected candidates.

Applications will only be accepted through Bucknell's online career center ( Review of applications will begin by August 31, 2022, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. Stuart Young, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies (


Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to) -

- flexible scheduling options determined by role;

- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options

- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)

- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)

- tuition remission, exchange and grants for the employee, spouse/spousal equivalent, and children (with credit for full-time, benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education)

- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives

- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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