Assistant Professor – The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies seeks a specialist in Islam

The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies seeks a specialist in Islam. The candidate’s geographic region of speciality is open, but competency in at least one additional religious tradition is strongly preferred. We seek a scholar who can contribute to existing programs in gender studies, ethnic studies, or interdisciplinary studies. In addition to courses in their area of specialization, the successful candidate will teach thematic topics in the study of religion in CSUB’s General Education program, maintain an active research agenda, and perform departmental and university service.

Minimum Qualifications:
• PhD in Religious Studies (or related field) by the start of the position.
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including first-generation students.
• Send application materials electronically to [email protected] by November 15, 2021
Candidates must submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested of candidates during the search process.
Proof-of-degree conferral will be required by candidates selected for employment before an official offer can be extended.
• In application materials, please include a statement about fostering an inclusive classroom. , OR] • Please include a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The statement should include information on how the applicant currently or will promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service at CSUB.
Background Check: A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Mandated Reporter: The person holding this position, is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to follow the requirements in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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