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

Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Nov 10, 2021
Deadline: Nov 24, 2021 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 Spring 2022.

Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:35pm

This course will be taught in person, on campus.

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. ABDs 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.

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