The Islamic Seminary of America (TISA) is a relatively new institution dedicated to educating and nurturing those who aspire to be scholars, Imams, Chaplains, youth leaders and non-profit managers.
As an independent graduate institution for Islamic leadership education, TISA aims to prepare the next generation of Islamic pacesetters in North America.
TISA’s student body, faculty, staff and board are intentionally diverse, in recognition of the founding ethos of the community surrounding Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and the current multicultural mosaic that is Islam in North America.
Given the above, TISA seeks a bold and inspirational leader who is prepared to:
Our Vision: Our vision is a world constantly bettered by religious scholarship and ethical leadership. The Islamic Seminary of America, an Islamic Seminary Foundation institution, aspires to be a lighthouse of knowledge and faith devoted to equipping North American-based leaders and serving as an authoritative voice for a balanced Islam.
Our Mission: Our mission is to be the world’s preeminent community of scholars where generations of religious scholars and ethical leaders pursue the highest levels of knowledge, research and training, rooted in the Qur’an and Sunnah, and integrating the rich traditions of classical Islamic knowledge with Western academic scholarship.
How We Are Unique: Unlike many other seminaries that train Muslim leadership, TISA has been developed, governed, and managed by a group of people who:
Programs Offered: TISA offers three degree programs – MA in Islamic Studies, MA in Non-Profit Management, and a MDiv degree with a concentration in Islamic Leadership and a concentration in Islamic Chaplaincy. In addition, TISA provides certificate programs and focused educational programs such its Youth Mental Health First Aid training initiative and a Personal and Organizational Development certificate.
Looking Ahead: Aspirations for the future include: applying for accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges; establishing a permanent residential campus in Dallas-Forth Worth, TX; establishing a robust endowment, and pairing with seminaries from other faith traditions in combating religious illiteracy in North America.
The President will have personal assets that include:
The President reports to the Islamic Seminary Foundation Board of Directors and leads the faculty and staff (currently less than 10 people). Direct reports include the leaders of Academic Affairs, Finance and Administration, Recruitment and Admission, Communication and Marketing, and Advancement.
TISA is conveniently located in Serene Plaza / Comerica Bank Building in Richardson, Texas, with easy access to various parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex. The address is: 811 S. Expressway Suite 200, 2nd Floor, Richardson, TX, 75080. DFW has a large and vibrant Muslim community with scores of Islamic centers, schools and other non-profit organizations.
To apply or suggest a prospective candidate, email email@example.com. Applications must include a cover letter, resume and salary requirements.