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

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7101581 (Ref.No. 3126606)
Posted: June 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: May 23, 2022
Deadline: Jun 06, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description: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 Fall 2022.

This course will be taught on the Moraga campus, in person, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm - 5:40pm during the 2022 Fall term.

Course Description

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.


Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will possess an earned doctorate in theology and/or religious studies with a documented specialization in Islamic theology, thought, and culture (or have reached the ABD stage in their progress toward a doctoral degree [i.e., completion of all qualifying and competency examinations]). Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly among undergraduates.

Candidates must reside in California.


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