Assistant Professor of Religion – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
Posted
Aug 14, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Overview

Butler University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor of religion who specializes in Islam, and whose scholarly interests involve critical reflection on issues of social justice and diversity. The candidate should have teaching proficiency in contemporary Middle Eastern and/or African Islam, and should be proficient in Arabic. Additional expertise in Islam elsewhere (e.g., North America, Southeast Asia) is highly desirable, as is the ability to teach upper-level religion courses in other fields outside the program’s existing strengths in biblical studies, Christian theology, Asian religions, and religion and science/science fiction. The successful candidate will teach regularly in Butler’s first year seminar program, and will be able to teach courses of interest to at least one (and preferably more) of the following interdisciplinary majors/minors: Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies; International Studies; African Studies; Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies; and/or Peace and Conflict Studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear signs of being a program builder who brings an infectious enthusiasm to the classroom. Teaching load is 3/3.

Candidates should expect to have Ph.D. in hand by August 1st, 2018.  Applications should include a CV, unofficial transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, a 1- or 2-page cover letter briefly outlining research interests and teaching philosophy/experience, a writing sample, and thorough evidence of teaching experience/excellence (evaluations, etc.). 

Direct search inquiries to Chad Bauman (cbauman@butler.edu), Chair of the department/search committee.  Have complete applications and letters of recommendation e-mailed to Claudia Johnson (ckjohns1@butler.edu) by October 1st, 2017.

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University, founded by abolitionists, provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.  Applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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