The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications at the rank of assistant professor, especially from candidates with an expertise on Islam in North America. The position will begin July 1, 2019. The search committee welcomes applications from scholars from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, Anthropology, Gender/Women Studies, History, Law, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Security Studies, Sociology, and Theology.
Candidates should possess a promising profile of scholarly publication on religion and politics in the United States with a focus on Islamic traditions in North America, other traditions in the U.S. beyond Christianity, or an area that significantly augments existing faculty strengths. Candidates should also have a record of effective teaching in a diverse campus community. A PhD, received no later than July 1, 2019, is required. Duties for the position will include undergraduate teaching, conducting and publishing research, and participating in Center governance and wider university service. We particularly welcome candidates with a demonstrated interest in writing for broader audiences and engaging the public beyond the university. Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Washington University is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action. To apply, send a letter of application, along with a curriculum vitae, to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Three letters of recommendation should also be submitted, along with a scholarly writing sample. Nominations may be sent to the same address. The search committee will begin reviewing applications as early as December 1, 2018, and will continue doing so until the search is complete.
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