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Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies: in Islamic Studies and Peace-making


The Cook School of Intercultural Studies at Biola University invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin January 2019. We seek applicants in the fields of Islamic Studies and  intercultural studies and whose expertise complements that of the current faculty. Applicants should have an expertise in the areas of Islamic Studies, Peace-making, theological studies and have at least two years of cross-cultural field experience.


Responsibilities and Qualifications: Candidates should (1) show promise of excellent undergraduate, graduate, and online teaching, (2) be prepared to teach introductory classes in Islam; Approaches to Islam; Popular Islam, Islam and the West; Introduction to Christian Peace-making, Approaches to Peace-making, supervise field research and internship projects.  The ability to teach a wide array of classes in intercultural studies, missiology, international development, or international healthcare is a plus.


Applicants must have: (1) the Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Intercultural Studies, Islamic Studies, or Missiology (ABD considered), (2) demonstration of excellent teaching skills, (3) at least two-years of cross-cultural field experience, (4) and background in theological studies.


About Biola University: Biola is committed to diversity and seeks faculty who can contribute to multicultural understandings. Biola serves a student body of over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is accredited by WASC. Candidates should demonstrate ability to work effectively with diverse populations, female and male students and colleagues, and integrate relevant and practical content and issues into their teaching. Biola is an Evangelical Christian university in which faculty hold personal theological beliefs that are in agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement, and maintain a lifestyle consistent with the Biola Standard of Conduct.


Apply online at Create a profile, fill out a short application and upload a letter of interest and your curriculum vitae. After reviewing the applications, promising candidates will be contacted and sent a faculty application form.

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