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Job Opening: Islamic Studies

The Bates College Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a one-year visiting position, contingent upon funding, in Islamic Studies to begin in September 2015. Ph.D. preferred, but ABD candidates near completion
will be considered. Discipline, geographical focus, and area of specialization within Islamic Studies are open. Candidates should beprepared to teach general undergraduate courses in subjects like Islamic History and Traditions, the Qur’an, Islam and the Modern World, Sufism, Women and Gender in Islam, as well as seminars in their own areas of interest and specialization.

The teaching load is 5 courses per year, either 3/2 or 2/2/1 (Bates has a five-week May term), plus occasional advising of undergraduate theses.

The Department is particularly interested in candidates who can establish connections with our interdisciplinary programs, and offer courses that may be cross-listed with other departments in the college.   Bates College and the Department of Religious Studies are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and
experiences in this area.

Consideration of candidates will begin April 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, c.v., graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.