Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies – Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta

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Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies
Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, with a starting date of July 1, 2019. Applicants must hold a PhD in a humanities or social science discipline with a research focus on Islamic Studies, or have a strong expectation of completing such a PhD before July 1, 2019.

The position will be housed in the department or program in the Faculty of Arts most appropriate to the candidate’s degree (see for a list of the departments and programs; a joint appointment shared between two departments or programs is also
possible). Applicants must demonstrate outstanding potential for teaching and research, including the ability to conduct primary-source research in an Islamic language. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active research program, teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs, and graduate student research supervision.

The ability to teach broadly in the area of Islamic Studies and/or socio-cultural, historical and political issues in Muslim contexts is a requirement for the position. Applicants with a contemporary research focus are especially encouraged to apply.

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