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Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Employer
Michigan State University
Location
East Lansing

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Arts & Humanities, Philosophy & Religion
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 870838
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Religious Studies 10004716
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Ast. Prof in Contemporary Islam

Position Summary

The Department of Religious Studies is hiring a tenure-stream Assistant Professor in the position of Contemporary Islam. The specific area of focus is open. We seek a scholar with preferred subspecialties in any of the following: Islam and racial identity; Islam and gender/sexuality; Islam in the US; Islam and Migration; Transnational Islam; Islamic Thought; Qur’anic Hermeneutics; Islam and new technologies; Digital Islam; and Islam and non-profit leadership. Our preferred time frame is the 20th and 21st centuries.

This position will be in the Department of Religious Studies (100%) in the College of Arts and Letters (CAL). It is a full-time, academic year (9 month) appointment, beginning August 16, 2024. The duty period runs from August 16 through May 15 of each year. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in professional activities under the broad headings of Research, Teaching, and Service.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements
  • A Ph.D in Religious Studies or a related field
Desired Qualifications
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Robust research agenda
  • Track record of (or articulate plans for) community engagement and/or public-facing scholarship
Required Application Materials
  • a cover letter
  • current curriculum vitae
  • A 1-page summary of your philosophy of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to intellectual leadership in the areas of teaching/curriculum development, research/creative activities, service, outreach, advising, and/or administration. The statement should also include an explanation of related past or planned activities/endeavors as well as how the candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence. For more about MSU’s DEI efforts, see https://inclusion.msu.edu/. For more information about writing diversity statements, see https://cal.msu.edu/documents/cal-guidelines-for-the-writing-of-diversity-statements/
  • the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.
Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin 8/16/2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu. Posting number 870838.

For more information, contact Dr. Mohammad Khalil, Chair of the Search Committee at khalilmo@msu.edu.

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Review of Applications Begins On

08/16/2023

Website

www.religiousstudies.msu.edu

Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Jun 12, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 12, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time

Organization

Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.

 

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