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Call for Applications: Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Macalester College
October 1, 2019
The Macalester College Religious Studies Department invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies (tenure-track) to begin Fall 2020. A PhD is required by time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of courses in classical and modern Islam and in the study of religion more broadly (i.e. Introduction to Religious Studies). The field of specialty within Islamic Studies is open. We will also consider the candidate’s ability to contribute to other on-campus programs (for example, the Arabic Language Program, the Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilizations concentration, Classical Mediterranean and the Middle East, American Studies, Sociology, and/or International Studies departments).
We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research in a liberal arts setting. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students. The Religious Studies Department is deeply committed to the College’s distinctive mission of educational excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.
Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2100 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.
Please submit a letter of application, C.V., a graduate school transcript, three letters of reference, examples of recent professional work, a pedagogical statement, a statement of research interests, and student evaluations to Dr. Susanna Drake, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Applications received by October 1, 2019 will receive first consideration.