St. Lawrence University – VAP, Study of Islam

St. Lawrence University
Visiting Assistant Professor – Study of Islam

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year Visiting position at the assistant professor level in the study of Islam to begin August 2013. The successful candidate will be asked to teach the department’s survey of Islam, a 100-level thematic course that introduces students to the academic study of religion of the candidate’s design, and upper-level courses of the candidate’s design. Preference will be given to candidates who are conversant with academic method and theory in the study of religion. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. A completed Ph.D. is preferred but late-stage ABD candidates will be considered.

Interested candidates should send an electronic copy of their application materials to Mark MacWilliams (macwilliams@stlawu.edu), and copy Laura Desmond (ldesmond@stlawu.edu) and Joyce Sheridan (jsheridan@stlawu.edu). Applications should include a cover letter of application, C.V., two sample syllabi three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching. Review of applications will begin immediately and ongoing review will continue until the position is successfully filled.

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Department Type: Religion or Religious Studies
Rank at Which You Expect to Make Appointment: Assistant

Course Load: 3/semester
Candidate’s Skills, Background
Required: Teaching Experience
Desired: PhD