Lecturer/Instructor in Islamic Studies

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Department of Religion

United States

Lecturer/Instructor, Islamic Studies

Department of Religion

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Religion at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a one-year position as a full-time lecturer/instructor in Islamic Studies, beginning Fall 2021. Applications are welcome both from candidates who will have completed their PhD by August 2021 and from highly qualified, advanced ABD candidates.

The successful candidate will have a record of excellence in research and undergraduate teaching. Field of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: the Qur’an, Islamic law, women in Muslim societies and/or world religions. A Ph.D. must be in hand by August 16, 2021 to be hired as a lecturer. Candidates who are ABD or hold a Master’s degree will be hired at the instructor level.  PhD and ABD applicants are preferred.  The expected teaching load is three courses per semester. Renewal of the position is contingent on availability of funding, positive performance reviews, and sufficient course enrollments.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.


This is a full-time, 9-month appointment, non-tenure track position, renewable yearly subject to enrollments, funding, and positive performance evaluations. The expected start date is August 16, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience.


To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter and resume by February 26, 2021. Online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Search Coordinator at slcl-hr-l-editor@lists.illinois.edu

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

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