Job Opening: Islamic Religion and Culture

The Department of Religion and Culture at The University of Winnipeg invites applications for a two-year term appointment in Islamic Religion and Culture at the Assistant Professor rank, commencing July 1, 2015, subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is open to any aspect or geographical area of Islam; preference will be given to candidates who have an academic background in Religious Studies and are able to teach courses that focus on Islam in multicultural, pluralistic contexts. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a research program and engage in administrative duties. Additionally, the candidate will be able to teach introductory survey courses in both Classical and Modern Islam, and demonstrate a firm grasp of gender analysis. Competency in teaching modern standard Arabic will be considered an asset.

Applicants will typically have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter (outlining the candidate’s suitability for the position, as well as research and teaching interests), an indication of teaching experience, and a representative writing sample (e.g. a publication or dissertation chapter).

  • Applicants should arrange for this material and three confidential letters of reference to be submitted electronically in PDF format to Mr. Lee Richard, administrative assistant for the Department of Religion and Culture: le.richard@uwinnipeg.ca.
  • Questions should be directed to Dr. Jeffrey Newmark, Departmental Personnel Committee Chair at: j.newmark@uwinnipeg.ca.
  • Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2015. The search will continue until such time as the position is filled.

The Department of Religion and Culture at the University of Winnipeg offers a 3-Year BA, a 4-Year BA, and a BA Honours degree. The Department also participates in a Joint Masters Program in Religion with the University of Manitoba. Applicants can learn more about the Department, including descriptions of current course offerings in Islam and faculty research interests at http://religionandculture.uwinnipeg.ca/Home.html

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is initially directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.