The IIIT Pre-Tenure Faculty Workshop brings together early career scholars of Islam and tenured faculty mentors for a candid, substantive, and meaningful conversation on various professional and pedagogical aspects as well as challenges of being a pre-tenure scholar of Islam in North American colleges and universities.
The workshop strives to engage the following pertinent topics:
Designing and teaching courses on Islam in increasingly diverse and at times conflicting undergraduate classrooms
Navigating the questions of violence, race, the Israel-Palestine conflict and other controversial questions as untenured scholars on college campuses
Balancing and negotiating personal research and teaching with the public projections and responsibilities that come with being a scholar of Islam in the post 9/11 context
Addressing specific challenges associated with being a pre-tenure scholar of Islam with respect to research, teaching, and both formal and informal advising
Tackling obstacles posed by academic norms of socialization, such as in academic conferences, for many Muslim scholars of Islam