Williams College, Religion Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islam in Context

Williams College, Religion Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islam in Context

Location: Williamstown, MA

Closes: Nov 1, 2013

The Department of Religion at Williams College seeks to appoint a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Islam in Context, beginning in the fall of 2014. We seek someone whose expertise in Islam will also address the religious complexities of either Africa, South Asia, or Southeast Asia, in their historical, social, and political contexts. So, for example, a candidate might teach courses on the interactions of Islam with Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and/or indigenous religious traditions in these parts of the world. We especially welcome candidates whose teaching and research features post-colonial/decolonizing approaches. The successful candidate will teach one course per semester. Ph.D. must be in hand or expected by September 2014; new Ph.D.s are especially encouraged to apply. The Fellow will be included in the
activities of the Religion Department as a regular junior faculty member. They will work closely with a faculty mentor; participate in Williams’ First3 Program; and receive feedback on pedagogical skills and teaching effectiveness through our standard evaluation procedures. The fellowship includes a salary of $43,500 plus benefits and funds to support research and travel. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or expect to pursue a teaching career in the United States. The position is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Williams College is a coeducational
liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts that has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Application Instructions Please submit a letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, short description of suggested courses, and three letters of reference by November 1, 2013. All materials should be addressed to Professor Jason Josephson, Chair, Department of Religion and must be submitted through Interfolio.