The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities and the Religious Studies Program invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the study of Muslims/Islam in America to begin fall semester 2017 (08/28/2017).  We seek intellectually ambitious candidates with interdisciplinary aptitude, poised to become leaders in the field. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or other related field is required by the start date, August 28, 2017.  Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to,

  • History of Muslims/Islam in North America
  • Religious experience or expression of Muslims in North America
  • Social/political experience of the Muslim diaspora in North America
  • Gender, race, class, identity issues related to Muslim experience in North America

Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong foundation in the academic study of religion and their specific research area, ability to work across disciplinary boundaries, and evidence or potential for a strong research profile and excellence in teaching.

Applications must be submitted online at  Click the Apply button and search for Job Opening ID #312745.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your research interests, and your qualifications and experience, and (2) your curriculum vitae. A writing sample (3) of not more than 40 pages must be attached as an additional document through your “My Activities” page.

Three letters of reference in pdf form should be sent separately by their authors to the search committee chair at  Candidates who make the initial cut will be asked for a philosophy of teaching statement, sample syllabi, and/or course evaluations.

Application deadline: October 17, 2016

Preliminary interviews at AAR/SBL in San Antonio, November 19-21.

Inquiries should be directed to search committee chair, Jeanne Kilde,

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