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Department of Religious Studies announces search for Assistant Professor of Islam

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Religious Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Islam to begin August 2014. PhD in a relevant field and teaching experience are preferred, but ABDs in a relevant field in the final stages of completing their dissertations will be considered. Area of expertise is open to any historical period and geographic location. Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to: textual and historical studies of Islam; anthropological studies of Islamic practice; issues of gender, ethnicity, and globalization; the emergence of new forms of Islam. Preferred applicants will have a background in Religious Studies and a knowledge of Arabic and other languages relevant to their research in Islam. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university. Salary will be competitive.

Please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Rachelle Scott, Search Committee Chair, Department of Religious Studies, The University of Tennessee, 501 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0450 or to rscott@utk.edu. Review of applications begins October 4, 2013 for applicants wanting to be considered for a preliminary interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Baltimore, and will continue until the position is filled.

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