Job Opening: Assistant Professor specializing in Islam (tenure-track) – Vassar College

The Department of Religion at Vassar College seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (to begin Fall 2016) specializing in Islam. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. The area of specialization within Islam is open, and we would especially welcome a candidate whose research or teaching addresses issues of gender and/or sexuality. We also seek a candidate whose theoretical and methodological approaches complement those of other faculty in the department. The candidate will be expected to offer courses in Islamic traditions as well as develop other courses in his or her areas of specialization. The candidate should be prepared to teach at regular intervals an introductory course on Jews, Christians, and Muslims and contribute to a required course on method and theory in the study of religion. In addition, the department encourages partnerships with the variety of multi/interdisciplinary programs on campus. Appropriate scholarly language skills, teaching experience, and a Ph.D. in hand at the time of employment are required. Teaching load in the first year is four courses; after that it is five courses per year. Preliminary interviews of selected applicants will be conducted at the annual American Academy of Religion conference from November 22- 24, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. For full consideration applications should be received by October 9, 2015. Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application, a current C.V., an article-length writing sample, a sample syllabi, graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), and three letters of recommendation. To apply, please visit Please direct any questions about the position to Jonathon Kahn, Chair, Department of Religion,