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Job Opening: Assistant Professor Position in Islamic Studies (specialization in Persian/Iranian Studies)

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in Islamic Studies, with a specialization in Persian/Iranian studies.

Candidates should have broad training in their field of expertise, the relevant linguistic competencies, a commitment to interdisciplinary work, and a willingness to engage with broad theoretical issues in the study of religion. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses (including introductory and upper-level courses in Islamic studies) and to contribute to the Islamic studies concentration in the Department. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time the appointment begins, July 1, 2019.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates should have broad training in their field(s) of expertise, the relevant linguistic competencies, a commitment to interdisciplinary work, and a willingness to engage with broad theoretical issues in the study of religion. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time the appointment begins, July 1, 2019.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Four original, signed letters of recommendation sent by mail to: Chair of Islamic Studies Search Committee, Department of Religious Studies, CB #3225, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-3225 (http://religion.unc.edu).

Important Data

Posting Open Date: November 21, 2018

Application Deadline: January 5. 2019

Proposed Start Date: July 1, 2019

Website: unc.peopleadmin

Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to facultyrecruitment@unc.edu.

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

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