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Job Opening: Assistant Professor in Classical Islamic Religious Thought and Dialogue

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and a track record in, and current plan for, excellent research in the periods from late Antiquity to the Middle Ages in areas such as the role of translations and interfaith exchanges.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and a track record in, and current plan for, excellent research in the periods from late Antiquity to the Middle Ages in areas such as the role of translations and interfaith exchanges in Classical Islam, the hermeneutics of tradition in Islam, Islamic philosophy of religion, and a comparative analysis of the relationship between religion, law, and ethics, in the three monotheistic traditions. They will show Page 2 of 15 evidence of creative and effective teaching, and carry out skilfully the administrative tasks arising from the teaching, supervision, examining and personal care of students in the School of Religion. The successful candidate will add to the School’s interdisciplinary excellence, contributing to the critical hermeneutical study of the origins and development of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the Mediterranean encounter of cultures and religions, of their foundational scriptures, history of effects, and contemporary significance. They will develop links with Irish and international universities and institutions, enhance the School’s capacity to recruit undergraduate and postgraduate students globally, seek Research Council and philanthropic funding and deliver innovative, effective and technology-enhanced education

Important Dates

Department/Faculty: School of Religion, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Location: School of Religion, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Reports to: Head of School, School of Religion

Salary: Appointment will be made on the Lecturer (Merged) salary scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy €34,214 to €48,572 per annum), appointment will be made no higher than point 8.

Hours of Work: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow the link below:

www.tcd.ie/hr/assets/pdf/academic-hours-public-service-agreement.pdf

Closing Date: 12 Noon (Irish Standard Time) on Monday, 3rd December 2018

The successful applicant will be expected to have taken up their post by 1 September 2019.

Interviews are expected to take place at Trinity College Dublin on 17 January 2019.

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