McGill University, Institute of Islamic Studies

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Position ID:McGill-Institute of Islamic Studies-ASSTPISLA [#14576, 18026TCTA-180514]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E1, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Islamic Studies
Appl Deadline:2019/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/22, finished 2020/04/07, listed until 2020/03/12)
Position Description:    

*** The account for Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University has expired and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University is searching to fill a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  We wish to hire a candidate whose research focuses on one or more of the central fields of Islamic Studies in the formative or classical period/s. We expect candidates to demonstrate innovative methodological and/or theoretical frameworks in their research. Areas of specialization may span disciplines and regions. We especially welcome applications from candidates with a commitment to the study and teaching of texts, but who are also working with texts in relation to societies, traditions of interpretation, and broader contexts.  

Candidates for this position must demonstrate a solid record of research to date as well as excellent prospects and plans for future research. In addition to an innovative research portfolio, candidates are expected to show promise of excellence in teaching. They should show that they are committed to pedagogy, with an interest in how Islamic Studies is taught in a range of undergraduate and graduate teaching contexts. We are also interested in candidates who have an interest in participating in both academic and non-academic communities in various ways.

Applications should include a complete CV, a letter of application, and three academic letters of recommendation submitted via: AcademicJobsOnline: The deadline for applications is 1 November 2019. All questions about this position should be addressed to the Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies and Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Michelle Hartman: .

In their letters of application, candidates should discuss in detail how their research is innovative and contributes to the field/s and discipline/s of Islamic Studies, as well as how they might engage the current research areas and resources of the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill. They also should specifically address teaching experience and innovative teaching practice. Candidates should have completed their PhD by the time of appointment. The salary will be negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Commitment to Equity and Diversity

McGill University, is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Date of Posting: 2019/09/20


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Further Info:
Institute of Islamic Studies
McGill University
Morrice Hall
3485 McTavish Street, Room 319
Montreal QC H3A 0E1