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Islamic Studies - Full-time, Tenure-track Faculty Position

Fuller Theological Seminary

Fuller Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Islamic Studies, rank open, beginning with the 2020 Fall Term. The successful candidate will be a full-time faculty member in the School of Intercultural Studies of Fuller Theological Seminary. Fuller Theological Seminary, embracing the School of Theology, School of Psychology, and School of Intercultural Studies, is a multidenominational, international, and multiethnic community dedicated to the equipping of men and women for various leadership roles in the church and the academy.

Fuller’s academic programs in the School of Intercultural Studies are enriched by a number of centers and institutes, including centers that focus on theology and the arts, recovery, leadership, film, and youth and emerging adults. Additionally, several centers serve Fuller’s diverse student population, including the Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry, Korean Studies Center, Centro Latino, Pannell Center for African American Studies, and the China Initiative. These centers offer conferences, lectures, advocacy for students and staff, and support a variety of relevant courses, including courses in Korean and Spanish.


  1. PhD (or equivalent) in Islamic Studies (or equivalent), or in Religious Studies with specialization in Islamic Studies;
  2. M.Div. or Master’s degree in theology, missiology, or intercultural studies (or equivalent) strongly preferred.
  3. Ability to teach Arabic strongly preferred.
  4. Ability to teach Islamic theology and philosophy a plus.
  5. Experience working among Muslims and familiarity with insiders movements preferred.
    Promise or proven record of effective teaching. The successful candidate will offer core and elective courses in the MA and
  6. MDiv programs, with the possibility of leading ThM and PhD seminars and mentoring students in the School of Intercultural Studies’ Center for Missiological Research.
  7. Promise or proven record of research and publication, with ongoing research plans.
  8. Have the personal, academic, and/or professional development to effectively serve the culturally, ethnically, racially, and theologically diverse student body of the seminary.
  9. Commitment to theological education in the service of the local and global church, to shaping leaders for the church’s mission and ministry, to the spiritual formation of students, and to supporting women and men in pastoral, missional, and other leadership positions.
  10. Faith and practice congruent with the mission of Fuller Theological Seminary as expressed in its statement of faith, community standards and institutional commitments.
  11. Applicants who will add to the ethnic, racial, and/or gender diversity of the faculty are
    encouraged to apply.

Rank and Other Considerations

  1. Tenure-track; initial three-year appointment.
  2. Rank dependent on qualifications and experience.
  3. Teach fulltime: six courses per year on the quarter system, including regular online teaching.
  4. Sabbatical quarter available every seventh quarter.
  5. Appointment date: 1 July 2020.

Application Information

Applicants for faculty positions in the School of Intercultural Studies are asked to submit the following
materials (using the email address noted below):

  1. A letter of interest.
  2. A curriculum vitae, indicating education, teaching experience, publications, and other
    professional qualifications.
  3. A list of three references with institutional affiliation and contact information, representing
    academic qualifications. Note: references will be contacted once the Search Committee identifies
    a short list of candidates.

Persons with questions about this position or the application procedure may contact us at:
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Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2019.

Fuller Theological Seminary is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. To the extent required by law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. As a religious institution, Fuller Theological Seminary is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees or prospective employees for certain positions on the basis of religion.

Contact Information

Amos Yong, Dean
School of Intercultural Studies
Fuller Theological Seminary
135 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91182 USA

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