Assistant Professor of Arts
Michigan State University
United States

Assistant Professor of Arts 

 

Apply now 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

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