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Tenure Track Comparative Theology Professor with Expertise in Islam (Open-Rank)
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Sep. 17, 2019
Title Tenure Track Comparative Theology Professor with Expertise in Islam (Open-Rank)
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
  • Religion and Theology
    Middle Eastern Studies

Tenure Track Comparative Theology Professor with Expertise in Islam (Open-Rank)

The University of St. Thomas Theology Department invites applications for a full-time, benefit-eligible, professor (tenure track, open-rank) of Comparative Theology with expertise in Islam to begin in the fall semester of 2020.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach the introductory course in theology and the introductory course in Islam as well as courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The field of specialization is open. We are especially interested in applicants who are knowledgeable about Muslim-Christian dialogue and who can teach "integrations in the humanities" courses such as "Qur’an and Bible," "Women and Islam," or "Islamic Ethics," in addition to courses the successful candidate will develop for the University. The position will require teaching responsibilities (standard teaching load is six courses per year), and the successful candidate will also direct the Department’s "Encountering Islam" initiative with the possibility of release-time from teaching. Please consult the Theology Department’s website for more information about our curriculum and program offerings.

A doctorate (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent) in comparative theology or a closely related field is required. Alternatively, ABDs with a close completion date will be considered. Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and ongoing research in their field.

For full consideration, materials should be submitted online at Review of application materials will begin on October 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please upload letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). Please send graduate school transcripts, three reference letters if applying at the assistant level (or contact information for three references if applying at the associate or full levels; these references will be contacted only after the candidate has given permission). Direct any questions to Dr. Kimberly Vrudny, Theology Department Chair,, University of St. Thomas, JRC 109, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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