Position: Islam and Gender, Wesleyan University, Asst Prof

Posted on July 22, 2009


Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level starting July 2010, from scholars specializing in Gender and Islam. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Religion Department and in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following: Islamic tradition and practice; Islamic law, rights, and gender; theories of gender and Muslim identity; social movements among Muslims. Those pursuing sexuality studies and/or comparative analysis from a transnational perspective will be favorably considered. We seek a scholar with geographic specialization in Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, or, especially, the Middle East. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Religion, Women¹s Studies, Middle Eastern Studies or a related field by the time of appointment, or be very close to completion. The candidate should be able to teach a course on Feminist Theory and a colloquium on theory and method in Religion.

Please send cover letter outlining research interests, a teaching statement, CV, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Lori Gruen, Chair of Gender and Islam Search Committee, FGSS, Wesleyan University, 222 Church Street, Middletown, CT 06459.

Applications received by October 13, 2009 are assured full consideration. Wesleyan is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of historically under-represented minority groups.