Position Available - Islam in African Societies

Northwestern University’s Program of African Studies is accepting applications for a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with an active research agenda that focuses on the role of Islam in African societies. The appointment will be contingent upon a successful tenure review. The appointment will be in a home department in the College of Arts & Sciences (including but not limited to Religious Studies, Anthropology, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science, Literature, or History) and will be associated with the interdisciplinary Program of African Studies.  The ability to engage across disciplines and the capacity to provide leadership for interdisciplinary collaboration to support the study of Islam at Northwestern University is highly desirable. Applicants should submit (1) a letter of intent describing their current research agenda and teaching experience/interests, (2) representative written work, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) the names and contact information for three referees via the application system found at https://facultysearch.weinberg.northwestern.edu/apply/index/NjY.  Only electronic application materials will be accepted. The internal review process for applications will begin immediately and continue until October 1, 2013.

Questions can be directed to african-studies@northwestern.edu. We strongly encourage women and minorities to apply. AA/EOE.

Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted only online. All required fields are marked with an asterisk, and must be filled in before an application can be submitted. Incomplete applications cannot be saved. Once your application has been submitted you will not be able to make changes. Have all of your materials prepared prior to proceeding to the online system. Follow the instructions below and submit your application to the URL: https://facultysearch.weinberg.northwestern.edu/apply/index/NjY.

1. Document Preparation

The following documents are needed:

a) A letter of intent describing your current research agenda and teaching experience/interests (“Cover Letter” on the Online Application)

b) Copies of representative recent publications

c) Curriculum vitae

Prepare a separate PDF (4MB max file size) for each of your documents. File names should not contain parentheses, quotation marks, or other such characters; the system is likely to reject such documents.

2. Prepare a list of names and email addresses for your three (3) external references

3. Submit application

When your PDF files and list of references are complete, you may proceed to the Online Application and submit. You will receive an email confirmation shortly after your application has been received.