Director/Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Chester – Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Director/Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Chester – Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Fixed Term Contract for 3 Years, £50,186 – £53,233 Per Annum, Ref: HRMS/13019. Applications are invited for the new full-time post of Director/Professor of Islamic Studies. This post is for a creative and ambitious academic leader, with the drive to expand Islamic Studies at Chester. The post will build upon the growing international reputation of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and will make a significant contribution to the research and internationalisation priorities of the Faculty of Humanities and the University.
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Visiting Assistant Professor position in African and African American Studies (AAAS), with disciplinary foci in Black studies and Black religion, to begin Fall 2014 , Earlham College

Earlham College, a Quaker liberal arts college at Richmond, Indiana, USA, has an opening for a (preliminary) three-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in African and African American Studies (AAAS), with disciplinary foci in Black studies and Black religion, to begin Fall 2014. Areas of competence particularly desired: African American Studies; and one or more of the following: history, ethics, culture, and/or politics of the African American religious experiences; the religions of Africa, the Caribbean and/or the Black Atlantic; African American (including Black Feminist/Womanist) theology and Biblical interpretation; theories and methods in the study of religion. Successful candidates will be eager to teach courses related to the areas stated above. In addition candidates must be enthusiastic about, and committed to, teaching talented, thoughtful undergraduates from multiple perspectives and traditions. PhD or ABD required. To apply, visit
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, and continue until the positions are filled.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Africana and Religious Studies Programs, Africana and Religious Studies Programs, Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas, USA

The Africana Studies and Religious Studies programs at Texas A&M University invite applications for a tenured or tenure-track position at the assistant, associate or full professor rank, to begin September 2014. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Africana Studies or a closely related field by August 2014 is essential. Applicants should have teaching and research credentials in one or more of the following areas: Religions of Africa, Religions of the Caribbean, African Religions in North America, Indigenous African Religions and/or Religions of the African Diaspora. Multiple theoretical perspectives are welcome. Teaching and research in Women’s and Gender Studies or Womanist Theology is desirable. Standard teaching load is 2/2. Teaching will include Introduction to Africana Studies, a new course in World Religions, and specialized courses in the area of expertise. Service to the Interdisciplinary Programs in Religious Studies and Africana Studies and research publications are expected.
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Tenure-track assistant professor in Islam, Department of Religious Studies, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Position announcement: Religious Studies, Assistant Professor in Islam

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Religious Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Islam to begin August 2014. PhD in a relevant field and teaching experience are preferred, but ABDs in a relevant field in the final stages of completing their dissertations will be considered. Area of expertise is open to any historical period and geographic location. Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to: textual and historical studies of Islam; anthropological studies of Islamic practice; issues of gender, ethnicity, and globalization; the emergence of new forms of Islam. Preferred applicants will have a background in Religious Studies and a knowledge of Arabic and other languages relevant to their research in Islam. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university. Salary will be competitive.
Please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Rachelle Scott, Search Committee Chair, Department of Religious Studies, The University of Tennessee, 501 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0450 or to
Review of applications begins October 4, 2013 for applicants wanting to be considered for a preliminary interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Baltimore, and will continue until the position is filled. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.
In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Islam in Context, Dept. of Religion, Williams College (Williamstown, MA 01267 USA)

The Department of Religion at Williams College seeks to appoint a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Islam in Context, beginning in the fall of 2014. We seek someone whose expertise in Islam will also address the religious complexities of either Africa, South Asia, or Southeast Asia, in their historical, social, and political contexts. So, for example, a candidate might teach courses on the interactions of Islam with Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and/or indigenous religious traditions in these parts of the world. We especially welcome candidates whose teaching and research features post-colonial/decolonizing approaches. The successful candidate will teach one course per semester. Ph.D. must be in hand or expected by September 2014; new Ph.D.s are especially encouraged to apply. The Fellow will be included in the activities of the Religion Department as a regular junior faculty member. They will work closely with a faculty mentor; participate in Williams’ First3 Program; and receive feedback on pedagogical skills and teaching effectiveness through our standard evaluation procedures. The fellowship includes a salary of $43,500 plus benefits and funds to support research and travel. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or expect to pursue a teaching career in the United States. The position is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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