Adjunct faculty, Liberal Arts -- Arab & Muslim Intellectual History
Maryland Institute College of Art
Internal Number: R2210
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Part time Faculty in the division of Liberal Arts, in the department of Humanistic Studies. This instructor will teach IHST 209: Arab & Muslim Intellectual History .
âThe instructor hired to teach this class has latitude to adjust the content within the overall scope of the course described below.
This course provides an opportunity to appreciate the Quran and hadith as foundational texts for multiple intellectual traditions and thinkers on theology, law, philosophy, mysticism, and political thought, from 800 AD to 1800, from Spain to North Africa to Iran, to the Indian sub- continent. As an exploration in intellectual history, students attempts to understand social and political history through readings in literature, philosophy, and the arts. While participants in this course certainly read primary texts and works that have gained the status of classics, the chief goal of this course is to introduce students to critical frameworks that allow them to situate intellectual histories and legacies into larger processes of empire making and the attendant violence that accompanies such processes. Thus more recent texts by scholars that engage longstanding (mis)-understandings of Islam and Muslims historically are integrated throughout the course and serve to caution students and re-orient how they can more productively engage with the intellectual legacies of another era. The class takes a decolonizing approach to exploring the intellectual thoughts of Muslims (and others) across historical time periods, and thus critical and creative thinking is required for this collective commitment. At stake throughout this course is a persistent need to interrogate the criteria for what/who gets the designation Islamic and/or Muslim, and what makes an intellectual history a Muslim one?
All but dissertation (ABD) in a humanities or social science field.
PhD in a humanities or social science field; college teaching experience.
Conditions of employment:
Satisfactory background check
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