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The Department of Religious Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor for a specialist in Islam in any geographical area in the early modern or modern periods, broadly defined. Successful candidates will combine their research interests with questions of theory and method in the study of religion and contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Religious Studies department. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. The position begins on Sept. 1, 2024. Ph.D. and demonstrated competence in relevant languages required. Members of historically disadvantaged groups, including women and persons of color, are especially encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.  For more information, contact

For details on preparing the application and applying online click here.

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*NOTE:  12/15/23 New applications will not be accepted at this time.