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Job Summary

The Department of History and Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC) of the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Michigan invite applications for a 33.33% Lecturer I position beginning September 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2017.


The successful candidate will perform supplementary teaching activities in support of the live-synchronous digital offering of History of Islam in South Asia taught by Professor Farina Mir of the University of Michigan.  This 4-credit course introduces students to the broad historical currents of the expansion of Islam in the Indian subcontinent, the nature of Muslim political authority, the interaction between religious communities, Islamic aesthetics and contributions to material culture, the varied engagements and reactions of Muslims to colonial rule, the partition of British India and the creation of Pakistan, and the contemporary concerns of South Asia’s Muslims. Under the guidance of Professor Mir, the candidate will perform supplementary teaching activities, including (but not limited to) preparation, discussions, instruction, holding office hours, grading, and mentoring. The candidate is expected to attend every class lecture and to lead discussion sessions. At the conclusion of the course, the candidate will submit a one-page status report summarizing the course activities and overall course experience.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must be pursuing or have completed a graduate degree with a focus on Islamic Studies in a relevant field such as international & area studies, literature, history, anthropology, or political science.  Teaching experience at the college/university level is preferred. 

Desired Qualifications*

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background and research in Islamic Studies.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is June 26, 2017, with an offer of appointment targeted on or before July, 31, 2017.  Appointment opportunities are subject to final approval by the academic unit.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.