Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Theology & Religious Studies (TRS 152) Islam: Beliefs and Practices

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7077855 (Ref.No. 2242989)
Posted: May 3, 2021
Application Deadline: May 14, 2021

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Theology & Religious Studies (TRS 152) Islam: Beliefs and Practices

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Apr 30, 2021

Deadline: May 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Saint Mary's College seeks to hire a per-course adjunct faculty member to teach TRS 152, Islam: Beliefs and Practices, in the traditional undergraduate program in Summer 2021.

June 1, 2021 - June 25, 2021

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:00pm - 3:45pm

This course will be taught online.

Course Description

152 Islam: Beliefs and Practices

The course introduces the students to the ideas that shaped Islamic history, from the early pre-Islamic period and the conditions prevalent at Islam's inception all the way to the present. The basic belief system, rituals, mystical traditions and Islamic societal interaction will be studied with ample references from the Qur'an and prophetic statements. The Prophet Muhammad will be explored in depth and various sources of historical record will be examined.


The ideal candidate will possess an earned doctorate in theology and/or religious studies with a documented specialization in Islamic theology, thought, and culture. ABD’s will be considered. She or he will be able to document knowledge of and familiarity with the Catholic intellectual tradition and prior teaching experience. A strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education, and enthusiasm for teaching in a student-centered learning community are all qualities that are highly desirable for this position.

Applicants must reside in California.

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