Sponsored by the Study of Islam Section, American Academy of Religion:

Below is an archived list of positions in Islamic studies starting Fall 2018, and ending July 2019.


UNC-Chapel Hill | Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies with a specialization in Persian/Iranian studies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Assistant Professor of Arab Studies (Jordan Family Fellow in International Studies)


  • Aarhus University | Department of the Study of Religion, Associate Professorship in Arab and Islamic Studies
  • American Research Center in Egypt Fellowships
  • American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) | Post-doctoral Fellowships  
  • American Research Institute in Turkey | Istanbul Branch Director
  • American University | Non-Tenure Track Professorial Lecturer in Global Kurdish Studies
  • American University in Cairo | Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • American University in Cairo | Comparative Politics on the Middle East
  • American University of Beirut | 2 Postdoctoral Researcher positions, Women and the Arab MENA Economies
  • American University of Beirut | Associate or Full Professor in Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • American University of Beirut | Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship in Archaeology
  • American University of Kuwait | Faculty Position in Socio-Cultural Anthropology
  • Appalachian State University | Assistant Professor in Middle East/ North Africa History
  • Arab Centre For Research (London) | Head of Programs
  • Arab Council for the Social Sciences | Early Career Fellows Program
  • Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW) | Senior Resident Scholar for Political Economy
  • Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington | Senior Resident Scholar, Spring 2019
  • Arcadia University | Assistant Professor, Department of Historical and Political Studies, Expertise in East or Southeast Asia or the Middle East 
  • Assistant or beginning Associate Professor in Islamic Studies
  • Augustana College | One-Year Teaching Fellow Position in Islamic Studies
  • Augustana College | Religion: Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor Specializing in the Study of Islam
  • Bard College | Islamic Studies Position
  • Bard College Berlin, Lecturer Position in Middle Eastern Studies
  • Ben Gurion University of the Negev | Full-time, Tenure-track Position in Persian and Iranian Studies
  • Boise State University | Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern History
  • Boston College | Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship in Islamic and Asia Art
  • Bristol University | Senior Research Associate/Research Associate, Governance of Religious Diversity and Radicalisation
  • Brookings Doha Center and Qatar University | Joint Visiting Fellowship
  • Brown University | Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Palestine and Palestinian Studies
  • Brown University | Visiting Assistant Professor in Iranian Studies
  • Carleton College | Department of Political Science, Assistant Professorship in International Relations
  • Carnegie Middle East Center | Program on Civil Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS), Research Manager
  • Colgate University | Lecturer in Arabic Studies
  • College of William and Mary | Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern History
  • Columbia Global Centers | Amman, Fellowship Program for Emerging Displaced Scholars
  • Columbia University | Arcapita Visiting Professor of Modern Arab Studies
  • Doha Institute for Graduate Studies | Faculty Positions in Politics and International Relations/Comparative Politics
  • Doha Institute for Graduate Studies | Human Rights Graduate Program, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor  
  • Emirates Diplomatic Academy | Abu Dhabi, Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow, MENA Peace and Security programme
  • Emirates Diplomatic Academy | Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow – Africa programme
  • Emory University | Assistant Professor – Jews in the Islamic World
  • European Council on Foreign Relations | Visiting Fellow – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programme (Self-Employed)
  • European Institute University | Middle East Directions Programme, Research Assistant
  • Fairfield University | Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics
  • Florida International University | Religious Studies, Assistant Professor, specialization in Islam of the late medieval or early modern period, preferably with a focus on the Ottoman Empire
  • Florida State University | Post-doctoral Research and Teaching Fellowship in Islamic Studies
  • Florida State University | Postdoctoral Associate, History of the Global South
  • Forum Transregionale Studien (Berlin) | Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellowship for Transregional Studies 2019/20
  • Freie Universität Berlin | Postdoctoral Position in Arabic Studies
  • Furman University | History Open Rank Professor, Middle Eastern History
  • Georgia Institute of Technology | Assistant or Associate Professor of Arabic
  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University | Qatar, Open Rank Professorship in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University | Qatar, Professorship in Women, Society and Development
  • Hamilton College | Asian Studies Program, Asian Islam
  • Hamilton College | Assistant Professor, Asian Islam
  • Hartford Seminary | Director of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program
  • Hartford Seminary | Imam Ali Chair for Shi‘i Studies and Dialogue among Islamic Legal Schools
  • Harvard Divinity School | Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Islamic Studies
  • Harvard Kennedy School | Research Fellowships in the 2019-2020 Program of the Middle East Initiative
  • Harvard Law School | Islamic Legal Studies Program, Law and Social Change, Visiting Fellowships 2019-2020
  • Harvard Law School | Islamic Legal Studies Program, Visiting Fellowships 2019-2020
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Full Professorship “Islamic Law in the Past and Present” (W3)
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Full Professorship “Islamic Religious Education and Practical Theology” (W3)
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Full Professorship “Islamic Text Studies” (Koran and Hadith) (W3)
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Full Professorship for “Comparative Theology from an Islamic Perspective” (W3) 
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Full Professorship for “Islamic Intellectual History of the Post-Classical Period (1200-1800)” (W3) 
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Junior Professorship for “Islamic Philosophy and the Foundations of Belief” with Tenure Track (W1)
  • IMéRA (Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University) | Mediterranean Programme, 5 or 10-Month Residency
  • International Crisis Group and Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, Postdoctoral Fellowship on the Economics of Conflict
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz | History and Culture of Islam in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • John Cabot University Rome | Adjunct Lecturer in Religious Studies, Fall 2019 
  • Johns Hopkins University | Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature
  • King’s College London | Lecturer in Political Economy with a focus on the Middle East
  • Lebanon Support | Bassem Chit Fellowship for the Study of Activism
  • Lebanon Support | Researcher
  • Lebanon Support | The Bassem Chit Postdoctoral Fellowship for The Study of Activism, Beirut
  • Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient | 6 Postdoctoral Positions, “Thinking through Translocal Entanglements: Perspectives from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East”
  • Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient | Research positions for new research programme (6 postdoctoral and 1 PhD)
  • Leiden University, The Netherlands | University Lectureship International Relations
  • Library of Congress | Chief, African and Middle Eastern Division 
  • Loyola University Maryland | Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Middle Eastern and North African history
  • Macalester College | Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies
  • Miami University | Assistant Professor in International Studies (Critical Security Studies of the Middle East)
  • National Chengchi University in Taiwan | Open-rank Faculty Member in the Dept. of Turkish Language and Culture
  • National University of Singapore | Middle East Institute, Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow
  • Naval Postgraduate School | Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Economy
  • New York University-Washington | Local, Part-time Lecturer to teach course on Politics of Near and Middle East (Spring 20019)
  • Northwestern University | Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Oklahoma State University | Assistant Professor and Farzaneh Chair of Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies
  • Orient-Institut Istanbul | Research Associate, Standing Working Group Iran and Beyond: Breaking the Ground for Sustainable Scholarly Collaboration (IRSSC)
  • Princeton University | Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, Postdoctoral or More Senior Researcher – Contemporary Politics in the Arab World
  • Princeton University | Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, Postdoctoral or Senior Resaerch Position
  • Princeton University | Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Queen’s University | Assistant Professor in Gender and Social Movements in the Islamic World
  • Rice University | Fellow for the Middle East 
  • Rice University | Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Theory, Geography, History, and/or Practice of Spatial Studies
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum | Institute for Oriental and Islamic Studies, Professor of Turkish Studies
  • San Jose State University | Assistant Professor (Tenure-track), Political Science: Comparative Politics/International Relations
  • Sciences Po | Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Spring 2019 Visiting Faculty Position on Middle East and North Africa (late January-end of April 2019) and Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair (September 2019-June 2021)
  • Shanghai University | Center for Global Governance, Postdoctoral Fellowship and Visiting Scholarship
  • Simon Fraser University | Assistant Professor of International Studies
  • Smith College | Assistant Professor of Modern Middle East History
  • Stanford University | Assistant Professor in the History of the Modern Middle East & North Africa
  • Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center | 2020 SQCC Research Fellowship Program
  • Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center | Research Fellowship in Oman
  • Swarthmore College | Arabic Language & Literature (Assistant Professor)
  • Texas Tech University | Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the History of the Modern Middle East
  • The Middle East & Islamic Studies Librarian
  • Towson University | Visiting Assistant Professor in the History of Islam/History of the Modern Middle East
  • Tübingen University | Professor (W 3) of Islamic History and Culture
  • UCLA Library Human Resources | Librarian/Curator for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
  • UNC-Chapel Hill | Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian 
  • University of Alabama | Tuscaloosa, Department of Religious Studies, Social Theory of Islam
  • University of Alberta | Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies
  • University of Arizona | Assistant Professor of Health Studies in the Middle East and North Africa
  • University of Bern | Professorship in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
  • University of Birmingham | Research Fellow on transnational Twelver Shiism
  • University of British Columbia | Assistant Professor in the History of the Modern Middle East
  • University of California – Los Angeles | Assistant Professor of Early-Modern Ottoman History
  • University of California | Los Angeles, Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Iranian Studies
  • University of Chester | Researcher, Ethnography of the Qur’an
  • University of Copenhagen | Postdoctoral position in Mediatized Diaspora
  • University of Florida | Assistant or beginning Associate Professor for Islamic Studies
  • University of Gothenberg | Post doctoral fellow (one or several) to the Department of Political Science and the Program on Governance and Local Development
  • University of Gothenberg | Researcher (one or several) to the Department of Political Science and the Program on Governance and Local Development
  • University of Graz | Centre for Southeast European Studies, University Assistant with doctorate, one-year fixed position in humanities or social sciences on a theme related to Turkey’s politics and society
  • University of Helsinki | Assistant/Associate/Professor of Islamic and Middle East Studies
  • University of Helsinki | Postdoctoral Researcher in Algerian Culture and History
  • University of Minnesota | Assistant Professor in Arab Middle Eastern Studies
  • University of Mississippi | Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, Croft Institute for International Studies
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies with a specialization in Persian/Iranian studies
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Assistant Professor of Arab Studies (Jordan Family Fellow in International Studies)
  • University of Oslo | 1-2 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships at the Norwegian Centre of Human Rights, Faculty of Law
  • University of Oxford | Departmental Lecturer – Contemporary Islamic Studies
  • University of Oxford | Islamic History Research Officer, Changing Structures of Islamic Authority (CSIA)
  • University of Oxford | Postdoctoral Researcher on Qur’anic law in its late antique context, QuCIP Project Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute
  • University of Oxford | Postdoctoral Researcher on the Islamic reception history of surahs 1–4, QuCIP Project Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute
  • University of Oxford | Senior Research Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
  • University of San Francisco | Assistant Professor in International Studies, Expertise in the Middle East 
  • University of Sharjah | Ahmed Seddiqi Endowed Chair in Gulf and Middle Eastern Studies
  • University of Sharjah | Chairpersons for Five Academic Departments
  • University of Southern California | Postdoctoral Scholar – Teaching Fellow, Middle East Studies
  • University of Sussex | Teaching Fellow in Middle Eastern History
  • University of Tennessee | Knoxville, History Lecturer, Modern Middle East
  • University of the Holy Cross | Visiting Faculty Position in Middle Eastern and North African History
  • University of Toronto | Institute of Islamic Studies
  • University of Vienna | University Assistant (post-doc) at the Department of Islamic-Theologic Studies
  • University of Virginia | Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of History, One-Year Appointment
  • University of Wisconsin | Madison, Assistant or Associate Professor in Comparative Study of Modern Arab Politics and Society: 3 positions in Political Science, History, and Gender and Women Studies
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Lecturer in Arabic Language and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Virginia Tech | Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics/Middle East/North Africa
  • Wellesley College | Visiting Lecturer in Islamic Studies
  • Western Washington University | Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of the Modern Middle East
  • Yale University | Council on Middle East Studies, The MacMillan Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Middle East Studies
  • Yale University | Postdoctoral Associate under initiative to study the Racialization of Islam 
  • Yale University | Program in Iranian Studies, Ehsan Yarshater Post-Doctoral Fellowship