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Lecturer (Religious Studies/International/Islamic)

Job Details

Position Number:

2442

Functional Title:

Lecturer (Religious Studies/International/Islamic)

Position Type:

Non-Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn

University Information:

Located in North Carolina’s third largest city, UNC Greensboro is among the most diverse, learner-centered public research universities in the state, with nearly 18,000 students in eight colleges and schools pursuing more than 150 areas of undergraduate and over 200 areas of graduate study. UNCG continues to be recognized nationally for academic excellence, access, and affordability. UNCG is ranked No. 1 most affordable institution in North Carolina for net cost by the N.Y. Times and No. 1 in North Carolina for social mobility by The Wall Street Journal — helping first-generation and lower-income students find paths to prosperity. Designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, UNCG is a community-engaged research institution with a portfolio of more than $67M in research and creative activity. The University’s 1,100 faculty and 1,700 staff help create an annual economic impact for the Piedmont Triad region in excess of $1B.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

An interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary program that includes online humanities, social science and professional studies curriculum as well as in-person curriculum in archaeology, international & global studies, religious studies. The program also houses the Network for the Cultural Study of Videogaming.

Position Summary:

The Liberal and Professional Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Greensboro seeks candidates for a professional track position in Islam. We expect to fill the position at the rank of Lecturer. The area of specialization is open, but the candidate should be familiar with Religious Studies theories and methods, prepared to teach our introductory Islam course and upper-division courses in Islamic Studies, as well as introductory courses in International & Global Studies. The occupant of this position will teach courses cross-listed in Religious Studies (major and minor programs), International & Global Studies (IGS) (major and minor), and Islamic Studies (IS) (minor). In addition, the occupant of the position will assist in advising IGS (majors and minors) and Islamic Studies minors and assist in directing the Islamic Studies Research Network. The Program emphasizes an interdisciplinary liberal arts approach. Along with this conceptual orientation, evidence of excellence in teaching undergraduates will positively influence our deliberations. The teaching load is 4/4 per year. The candidate will also have advising duties in IS and IGS and coordinating duties for IS. The position includes teaching online asynchronous courses and in-person courses.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters in Religious Studies, International Studies or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in Religious Studies, International Studies or related field.

Tenure Status:

Not on Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin May 24th and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three names for letters of reference. Please direct any questions to Dana Logan, chair of the search, at dwlogan@uncg.edu.

Letters of recommendation and transcripts will only be requested of the finalists.

Recruitment Range:

$47,000

Org #-Department:

Liberal/Prof Studies - 12238

Job Open Date:

04/30/2024

For Best Consideration Date:

05/24/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

FTE:

1.000

Type of Appointment:

Time Limited

Time Limited Duration:

This will be a one year appointment effective August 1, 2024.

Number of Months per Year:

9

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Reading - C, Writing - C, Eye-hand coordination - C, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - O, Sitting - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O

Work Environment:

Night/Dark - O, Inside - F, Outside - R

Organization

UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now: http://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from BestColleges.com.

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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Telephone
336-334-5009
Location
723 Kenilworth Street
Greensboro
NC
27402
US

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