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The AMISUN is ready to offer admissions to students and shall open its doors in Spring 2021. We need a host of faculty members. Qualified candidates are requested to forward the followings to the Human Resource Department. We discourage phone inquiries, however, more information can be obtained by writing to the:

Director of Human Resources, Email: HR@amisun.education

What we offer: The university offers a competitive compensation package with fringe benefits. These benefits will be discussed at the time of the “offer for employment”. International candidates’ sponsorship will be provided with an initial one-year extendable contract (performance-based). Furnished accommodations transportation to and from the campus is also provided.

Multiple Positions Vacant

Teaching faculty required in all Islamic Disciplines (please visit our academic bodies page to review your matching department).

Lecturers and Assistant Professors-Religion 1+1

Lecturers and Assistant Professors-Faculty of Islamic Foundation 1+1

Lecturers and Assistant Professors-Faculty of Islamic Law 1+1

Lecturers and Assistant Professors-Faculty of Islamic Invitation 1+1

Lecturers and Assistant Professors-Faculty of Noble Quran 1+1

Lecturers and Assistant Professors-Faculty of Hadith and Sunnah 1+1

Lecturers and Assistant Professors-Faculty of Islamic Science 1+1

Lecturers and Assistant Professors-Faculty of Islamic History 1+1

Lecturers and Assistant Professors-Faculty of Islamic Business 1+1

Lecturers and Assistant Professors-Faculty of Computer Science 1+1

Lecturers and Assistant Professors-Faculty of Comparative Religions 1+1

Lecturers and Assistant Professors-Faculty of Islamic Banking and Finance 1+1

Lecturers and Assistant Professors-Faculty of Islamic Business 1+1

Institution:

American Islamic University (AMISUN)

Location:

Houston, Texas

Category:

Faculty – Liberal Arts – Religious Studies and Theology

Posted:

10/25/2020

Type:

Part time/ full time/ online

Notes:

marked as a Priority

College

University Wide

Dept/School

All

Vacancy Number: See each specific vacancy

Position Number: See each specific position

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The American Islamic University (AMISUN) at Houston, Texas is embarking on a (multi-year) cluster hire initiative to hire multiple faculty across a range of disciplines (Islamic History, Islamic Law, Noble Quran, Hadith and Sunnah, Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Foundation Studies, Islamic Business, Islamic Banking and Finance, Comparative Religions Studies, Islamic Science, Islamic  Dawah (Invitation) and Computer Science) whose scholarly/creative focus is in the area of Faith based Islamic Higher Education, with Race, Racial Inequality, Social Justice, and Diversity Studies. Our goal is to instantiate our values of diversity and inclusion as we build regional and national interdisciplinary strengths in these areas. Given our commitment to community engagement and engaged scholarship we seek to appoint faculty who are deeply imbedded in the communities they study. The multiple positions of Lecturers, and Assistant Professors are part of this initiative.

This nine-month tenure-track position starting August 2021 carries a teaching load of five courses per term while maintaining an active research agenda in their specialization area. The position also includes the opportunity for additional summer school teaching. Selected candidate will be actively engaged in departmental meetings, committees, and special project work to further goals of the department.

We seek to build a network of researchers, scholars, and artists that will support the ongoing work in which we are engaged and to set a path forward as we grow these areas of critical study into regional and national strengths. In addition to the standard diversity recruitment measures mentioned, this hire will be advertised across diversity-platforms as a coordinated cluster hire that has as its ultimate goal to build recognized strengths these areas.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Masters or Doctoral degree in Islamic Education (any specialty), or a closely related field with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to the discipline at the time of employment.

Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred

Ability to teach the introductory religion courses in the School of Islamic Religion and in Scientific Faculty in additional upper level courses fitted to the applicant’s research interests, along with courses in Arabic, Noble Quran, Hadith, Jurisprudence, Law, History, comparative Religions, and Business Studies.

Required Certifications or Licensure

No certifications/licensure needed.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The School of Foundation in Islamic Studies shares the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. A constituent of the AMISUN family, the school supports the university’s mission to ground all of its students in the humanities by providing a quality undergraduate education taught by a student-centered faculty who consider their scholarship, research, and service to be essential to effective teaching. It seeks to foster philosophy and the study of religions and to encourage a critical appreciation of the deepest issues of human experience of the past and present, in our own culture and globally. It plays a vital role in the University’s effort to stimulate intellectual curiosity, imagination, rational thinking, and thoughtful expression in its students and in the community.

The Department of Philosophy and Religion strives to maintain a diverse faculty who excel in traditional modes of teaching, research, and service but who are also engaged in innovative approaches to teaching and scholarship. The department has been committed since its inception to internationalization of the curriculum, to community and regional service, and to university-wide and interdisciplinary programs, and it supports the university’s resolution to make technology an integral part of all of its activities.

In all it undertakes, AMISUN’s reaffirms the values espoused by the University and the College: diversity, an international perspective, community citizenship, and the pursuit and communication of knowledge as integral to being human.

University Information

The American Islamic University (AMISUN), the state’s first Islamic university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, AMISUN offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A non-profit institution with nearly a great number of students, AMISUN offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in Islamic Education with Associate, Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral Degrees programs. AMISUN offer on campus and  many distance learning options, including computer training, and several accelerated skills enhancement programs, an Executive Islamic M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on Islamic Foundation knowledge.

EEO Statement

At the American Islamic University (AMISUN), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. AMISUN believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Special Notes to Applicants

Applications will be accepted until the removal of this advertisement, the position closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.amisun.education/ and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:

1. Cover Letter – letter of interest

2. Curriculum Vita

3. Writing Sample (chapter or article length)

4. Copies of Academic Degrees

5. Transcripts

6. Current Picture

7. International candidates (copies of Travel Documents-Passport)

Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements.

Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications. References will be requested during the screening process. Please direct questions concerning the search to Chair, Search Committee, at Email: sarayaqasim@amisun.education.

Position Type: Permanent

Job Close Date

Open till filled

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact:

AMISUN, Houston, Texas

Online App. Form:

American Islamic University (AMISUN) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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