Colgate University, Department of Religion, and
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Position ID:Colgate-Department of Religion-VAP [#8720]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map]
Subject Area: Islamic Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2016/12/16, finished 2017/04/27, listed until 2017/06/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***


COLGATE UNIVERSITY’S Department of Religion and Program in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Islamic Studies beginning fall semester 2017. Candidates with expertise in Islam in any period or region are encouraged to apply, although the Classical Period is preferred. The position will be a joint position in both the Religion Department and the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MIST) program. Knowledge of relevant languages is required. Familiarity with the discipline of Religious Studies is desirable, as is knowledge of the social, political, and historical study of Islamic civilizations. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. An annual five-course teaching assignment may include introductory courses in Religion and/or MIST, and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

A letter of application, statement of teaching, CV, and three letters of reference must be submitted through Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter and/or teaching statement how their teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin January 30, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
228-7698 or 228-6094
Colgate University
Attn: Religion Department
13 Oak Dr.
Hamilton, NY 13346

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