Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 038100 - Philosophy & Religion
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Position Function:

Tenure track assistant professor, with research and teaching specialization in Islamic Studies. Regional concentration and disciplinary approach are open, but may include areas such as Islamic philosophy, theology, and/or ethics. Demonstrate creativity and excellence in research and scholarship, engagement with the broader concerns of Islamic and Religious Studies, and dedication to teaching students at the undergraduate level.

Salary Grade:  UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

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Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2023

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position carries a 3/3 teaching load, and the person filling this position will be expected to teach courses in their area of expertise as well as introductory religion classes. Schedule and maintain specific office hours for the purpose of answering student questions and preparing lecturers and other class material.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Religion or related field required by time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous college level teaching experiences; Ph.D. in Religion

Instructions for Applying:

Apply online at Include cover letter, CV, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness. Screening will begin November 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For questions about this position, please email

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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