University of Pittsburgh, Religous Studies
Assistant Professor, Modern Islam, and Race
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Modern Islam and Race, pending budgetary approval. The renewable, three-year appointment runs from September 1, 2023, through April 30, 2026, and Fall term classes begin August 28, 2023. Geographic specialization(s) open. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds with a demonstrated commitment to the study of religion. The teaching requirement is two courses per semester, and teaching includes introductory and upper-level courses on Islam and courses in the area of specialization of the successful candidate. We offer new colleagues considerable scope for designing new courses and integrating them into our curriculum.
- Ph.D. in Religious Studies or an allied discipline is expected by the time of appointment. ABD candidates must be scheduled to defend their dissertations by August 1, 2023.
- Research focuses on Islamic Studies in the modern world.
- A research and teaching agenda are featuring dynamic and innovative approaches to the intersections of Islam in the modern world with issues of race, ethnicity, and other forms of identity including gender and sexuality; diaspora, colonialism, and post-colonialism; and minoritized perspectives.
- Ability to teach courses in Religious Studies to a diverse student body in a public research university setting.
Preference will be given to candidates whose work complements or expands existing areas of strength and thematic clusters in the department and in other departments, programs, centers, and schools at the university.
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh are also engaged in cluster-hiring in “Race, Representation, and Anti-Black and Systemic Racism” and “Race and Social Determinants of Equity and Wellbeing.” This position is not formally part of the cluster hire initiative, but we actively encourage applications from candidates whose interests relate to this area. The University of Pittsburgh has embarked on significant initiatives to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. We encourage applications from scholars eager to contribute to this mission.
To apply, please submit the following materials
- A letter of application describing current and future teaching and research directions. This letter should also discuss how your work engages existing areas of teaching and research in the department and in the Dietrich School.
- A statement discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence;
- A full C.V.;
- An article-length scholarly writing sample (a journal article or a dissertation or book chapter);
- Two sample syllabi for courses;
- Names and email addresses of at least three individuals who can provide recommendations;
- Finalists will be asked to submit evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student or peer evaluations.
In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 24, 2022. Apply at Talent Center: Work at Pitt, requisition # 22007545.
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|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology
|Secondary Categories:||Islamic History / Studies