Postdoctoral Fellow

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Religious Studies

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-22-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Religious Studies, with a specialization in Islamic Studies. The anticipated Fellowship period is July 25, 2017 through May 24, 2018.

We seek a colleague whose primary area of expertise and research covers medieval Islamic civilization, broadly defined, with a specialization in one or more of the following: legal thought (fiqh); dialectical theology and/or philosophy (kalam/falsafa); Qur'an and Qur'anic exegesis (tafsir); and Islamic history (ta'rikh). It is expected that candidates will be proficient in Classical Arabic and other relevant research languages. Geographical specialization is open.

The fellow will be responsible for conducting their own research and for teaching three courses over the 2017-2018 academic year.

The successful candidate must possess a strong commitment to teaching excellence and will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0620580 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing teaching experience and research, a curriculum vitae, a sample article or chapter-length scholarship, and contact information for two to three references.

All applications must be received by midnight (EST) on April 20, 2017.

Questions should be directed to: Julie Garmel, Administrator, Department of Religious Studies:

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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