The Department for the Study of Religions invites applications
for a tenure-track faculty position in Islamic Studies at the
assistant professor level. The preference is for a candidate with
teaching proficiency and research expertise in Islam in Sub-Saharan
Africa or African Islam. Additional expertise in other
Africa-related areas of study such as African Islam in the Diaspora
is especially encouraged.
- A completed Ph.D. in the Study of Religions, Anthropology, or
Sociology with a focus on religious issues/traditions (by August 1,
- Research expertise in Islamic Studies and competence in other
religious movements in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- The ability to place trends of Islam in Africa in the
contemporary global context.
- Demonstrated competence in theoretical and comparative
approaches to the academic study of religion and an active research
agenda that promises continuing publication
- A strong commitment to and demonstrated skills in teaching an
undergraduate audience. Teaching responsibilities (nine courses per
four semesters) include introductory and more generalized courses
on Islam in Africa and Islam in general, as well as upper-level
courses in the area of expertise.
- The ability to teach courses of interest in at least one (and
preferably more) of the following interdisciplinary majors/minors:
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; International Studies; the
Environmental Studies Programs; African Studies; the Middle East
and South Asia Studies Program.
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Wake Forest University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse
workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to
offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of
knowing and learning. Qualified candidates are invited to
online with a CV (including three references), a statement on
teaching, a sampling of teaching evaluations, and a sample of
academic writing. Applications are due by October 27,
2017. Please note that materials should be in either Word or
PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant.
Preliminary interviews will be held during the AAR meeting in
Boston (Nov. 18-21). The submission of an online application
for Wake Forest University is required for this position.
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and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background
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a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the