Assistant, Associate or Professor, Al-Ghazali Endowed Distinguished Professor in Islamic Studies

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Position Details

Position Number 36195
Class Title Assistant, Associate or Professor, Al-Ghazali Endowed Distinguished Professor in Islamic Studies
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida invites applications for the Al-Ghazali Endowed Distinguished Professor in Islamic Studies to join our degree-granting undergraduate program in Religion and Cultural Studies. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of academic and research experience in Islamic Studies; will engage in teaching, service, and scholarly activities relating to Islamic Studies; and will continue the development of a program of excellence in Islamic Studies. The position is a nine-month, tenure-earning or tenured faculty position at the assistant, associate or full professor rank, beginning fall 2018. This is an open rank search, with a preference for scholars at the level of associate or full professor.

Position Minimum Qualifications

• A Ph.D. or equivalent in Islamic Studies or a closely related field from an accredited university;
• Research specialization in Islamic Studies;
• A distinguished record of publications in Islamic Studies and/or Religion and Cultural Studies;

In order to obtain tenure, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research and service commensurate with rank.


• A research record in Islamic Studies that is informed by theoretical approaches to the study of religion and culture;
• Ability to contribute actively to an interdisciplinary approach to Religion and Cultural Studies in the department, including a teaching competence in one or more of the following areas: critical theory, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, gender theory, queer theory, or performance theory;
• Sustained record of research and extramural funding;
• Ability to build relationships with other programs on campus;
• Experience establishing community partnerships as related to the candidate’s area of expertise;
• Teaching experience in religion and cultural studies;
• Teaching experience in interdisciplinary humanities and/or philosophy;
• Experience developing and teaching courses online in the above areas.

Special Conditions
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

The university requires that all applicants apply online at
The application deadline is March 1, 2018. The review process will begin once the application period closes.

This is a repost position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

In order to be fully considered, please attach the following documents at the time of application:
• a cover letter;
• a curriculum vitae;
• the names and contact information for three professional references;
• a maximum two-page statement outlining scholarly accomplishments and future research plans; and
• evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

For questions related to this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Claudia Schippert (

Selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701184
Job Open Date 01/12/2018
Job Close Date 03/01/2018
Open until filled No
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area College of Arts and Humanities (CAH)
Department CAH-Philosophy and Humanities
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
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  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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