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

Below is an archived list of positions in Islamic studies starting Fall 2019, and ending July 2020.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Assistant Professor and Kenan Rifai Fellow in Islamic Studies


  • ACSS-FMSH Short-Term Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowship Program in the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Aga Khan University | Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Governance Programme Research Fellowship
  • American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) | Jordan Fellowships, 2020–2021
  • American University in Cairo | Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • American University in Cairo | Director, Middle East Studies Center
  • American University in Cairo, Fixed-Term Assistant or Associate Professor of International Relations
  • American University of Sharjah | Ahmed Seddiqi Endowed Chair in Gulf and Middle Eastern Studies
  • American University of Sharjah | Assistant Professor Positions in Classical/Medieval Arabic Literature
  • American University of Sharjah, Assistant Professor Position in Arabic/English Translation
  • Appalachian State University | Assistant Professor in Middle East/ North Africa History
  • Assistant Professor of Arabic | University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Australian National University | Canberra, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations of the Arabic Speaking Middle East
  • Australian National University | Lecturer in Iranian Studies
  • Australian National University | Lecturer in Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies
  • Binghamton University | Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Early Modern Ottoman History (c. 1300-1800)
  • Boğaziçi University | Two Assistant Professors in History of Science
  • Brandeis University | The Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Junior Research Fellowship
  • Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) | Tunis Office: Yemen Researcher, Arab Regional Advocacy Program
  • Carnegie Middle East Center | Commissioning Editor, Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
  • Colorado College | Comparative Politics/Middle East, open rank
  • Columbia University | Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies
  • Columbia University, Global Center, Amman, Jordan | Fellowship Program to Support Emerging Displaced Scholars (Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences)
  • Dartmouth College | Assistant Professor, History of the Pre-modern and Early Modern Islamic World
  • DePaul University | Assistant Professor, Religions in Asia
  • Dickinson, College | Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Middle East and North African Politics
  • Doha Institute for Graduate Studies | Assistant or Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
  • Doha Institute for Graduate Studies | Assistant/Associate Professor in Sociology
  • Doha Institute for Graduate Studies | Human Rights Graduate Program, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor  
  • Doha Institute for Graduate Studies | Open Rank Professor in Political Science with specialization in Comparative Politics
  • Doha Institute for Graduate Studies | Open Rank Professor in Political Science with specialization in International Relations
  • Doha Institute for Graduate Studies | Research Associate for “Computational Study fo Culture: Cultural Analytics for Modern Arab and Islamic Studies”
  • Doha Institute for Graduate Studies | Research Associate, “Computational Study of Culture: Cultural Analytics for Modern Arab and Islamic Studies”
  • Durham University | Sir William Luce Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Scholar Working on the Gulf Region and Sudan
  • Emirates Diplomatic Academy | Abu Dhabi, Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow, MENA Peace and Security programme
  • Fordham University | Department of Theology, Assistant Professorship in Modern Islam
  • Forum Transregionale Studien (Berlin) | 5 Postdoctoral Fellowships, Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe (EUME)
  • Fritz Thyssen Foundation | Postdoctoral Position in Muslim Cultures and Societies
  • George Washington University, Teaching Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Modern Arabic Literature
  • Georgetown University in Qatar | Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies
  • Gerogetown University | Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Assistant Professor of the Politics of the Arab World
  • Grinnell College | Two-year Term Position in Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Habib University | Faculty Position, History of the Islamic World
  • Harvard Divinity School | Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Islamic Studies
  • Harvard Law School | Program in Islamic Law, 2020–2021 Data Science Fellowship
  • Harvard Law School | Program in Islamic Law, Research Fellowship
  • Harvard Law School | Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World, Visiting Fellowships 2020-2021
  • Harvard University | Up to 4 tenured or tenure-track positions in ethnic studies, Asian American studies, Latinx studies, and/or studies of Islam in America
  • IMéRA (Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University) | Mediterranean Programme, 5 or 10-Month Residency
  • Institute of International Relations Prague | Senior Researcher in Politics, Economy and Security in the Middle East and North and Subsaharan Africa
  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals | Assistant/Associate Professor in Sociology
  • Lebanon Support | Researcher
  • Leiden University | Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations
  • Leiden University | Post-Doctoral researcher in the field of Terrorism and Political Violence
  • Library of Congress | Administrative Librarian (Chief of African and Middle Eastern Division)
  • Loyola Marymount University | Visiting Assistant Professor in African or Middle Eastern history
  • Management Systems International | Technical Specialist/Chief of Party (MENA), Arlington, VA
  • McGill University, Institute of Islamic Studies | Islamic Studies in the Formative or Classical Period/s
  • National Centre for Scientific Research (France) | Tenured Positions in History, Anthropology, Sociology and Law, and Political Science
  • National Defense Unviersity | Research Fellow (Iran, the Levant & Turkey)
  • New School | Assistant Professor, International Affairs and Global Studies
  • New York University | Abu Dhabi, Humanities Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World
  • North Carolina State University, Assistant Professor of History of the Modern Middle East
  • Northwestern University, Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Ohio State University | Carter V. Findley Professorship in Ottoman and Turkish History
  • Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) of the Max Weber Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020/21
  • Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies | Research Fellowship
  • Philipps-Universität Marburg | Professor (W3) in Iranian Studies
  • Pourdavoud Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ancient Iranian Studies
  • Princeton University | Assistant Professor, Islamic Art, Architecture, or Archaeology
  • Princeton University | Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran/Persian Gulf Study, Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Princeton University | Postdoctoral or More Senior Researcher – Contemporary Politics in the Arab World
  • Qatar National Research Fund | Research Associate, Computational Study of Culture: Cultural Analytics for Modern Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Quincy Institute | Associate, Middle East Program
  • Quincy Institute | Director of Middle East Program
  • Radboud University Nijmegen | Postdoctoral Researcher, History of Middle Eastern Water Management
  • Reed College | One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Humanities
  • Rutgers University | One-Year, Non-Renewable Lecturer in Islamic Studies
  • School of Oriental and African Studies | Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Politics of the Middle East
  • Sciences Po, Paris: 2020 | Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair
  • Sciences Po, Visiting Professor | Kuwait Program, Spring 2020 Semester Candidate Qualifications​
  • Seattle University | Assistant Professor of Islam
  • Stanford University | Assistant-Level Faculty Position in Muslim Societies
  • Stetson University | Assistant Professor of Religious Studies – Islamic Studies
  • Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Postdoctoral Researcher, MENA Program
  • Syracuse University | Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics of Middle East and North Africa
  • Syracuse University | Assistant Professor of Religion specializing in modern and/or contemporary Islam and Muslim cultures
  • Tampere University/Tampere University of APplied Sciences | Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Present-Futures in/of Palestine- project) / Tutkijatohtori (Palestiinan nyky-tulevaisuudet -hanke)
  • The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) | Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa and / or Asia
  • Universiteit Utrecht | Assistant Professor in Political History
  • University College London | Lecturer, Art and Visual Cultures of the Global South (3 positions available)
  • University College London | Research Fellow, responses to displacement in Turkey, Lebanon, and/or Jordan
  • University Duisburg-Essen | Professorship for Turkish Studies (W2), Department of Turkish Studies
  • University of Amsterdam | Assistant Professor of Modern Global History, With a Focus on the Middle East
  • University of Arizona | Assistant Professor of Human Rights in the Middle East & North Africa
  • University of British Columbia | Tenure-Track Instructor in Persian Language and Culture
  • University of California | Los Angeles, Pourdavoud Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ancient Iranian Studies
  • University of California Berkeley | Avimaleck Betyousef position in Assyrian Studies
  • University of California Berkeley | Bita Daryabari Assistant or Associate Professor of Iranian Studies
  • University of California, Los Angeles | Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Ottoman History
  • University of California, Los Angeles | Egyptology Lecturer
  • University of California, Santa Barbara | Assistant Professor in the area of Global Race/Ethnicity and Inequality, with particular interest in candidates with transregional approaches to race/ethnicity with expertise in Africa and/or the Middle East
  • University of Chicago | Divinity School, Islam in Africa, open-rank position
  • University of Exeter | Visiting Al-Qasimi Professor in Islamic Studies, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
  • University of Exeter and Tsinghua University | Joint Chair in Area Studies (Middle East Studies)
  • University of Freiburg | Junior Professorship for Islamic Studies / Turkology Studies
  • University of Groningen | Rosalind Franklin Tenure Track Professorship for Female Scholar in the Research Field of “Islamic Thought and Culture”
  • University of Haifa | Tenure-Track Position, (Open Rank) in the Environmental History of the Mediterranean,
  • University of Hawaiʻi, Islam and World, Assistant or Associate Professor of Religion
  • University of Lisbon | Associate Professor of History of Islam or Islamic Philosophy
  • University of Maryland | Roshan Lecturer in Persian Studies
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Assistant Professor and Kenan Rifai Fellow in Islamic Studies
  • University of Oklahoma | Mackey Professorship in Middle East Studies
  • University of Oslo | Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Refugees and the Arab Middle East
  • University of Southern California | Farhang Foundation Junior Chair in Iranian Studies
  • University of Southern California, Postdoctoral Scholar | Teaching Fellow in Middle East Studies
  • University of St Andrews | Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Iranian and Middle Eastern History c. 1700-1950
  • University of Texas at Austin | Assistant or Associate Professor tenure line position in Media Studies
  • University of Texas at San Antonio | Assistant Professor position in the history of the Islamic world
  • University of Toronto | Assistant Professor – Late Ottoman History 
  • University of Toronto | Session Lecturers for courses on Islamic World and Early Islamic History, Fall 2019
  • University of Toronto Scarborough | Assistant Professor – Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) – in Early Modern Islamicate History
  • University of Virginia | Assistant Professor in Iranian Literature, Cinema, and Culture
  • University of Virginia | Irfan and Noreen Galaria Assistant or Associate Professor in modern Islam and liberal democracy
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art
  • Virginia Military Institute, Assistant Professor of Arabic
  • Virginia Tech | Comparative Politics/Middle East/North Africa
  • Wesleyan University | Assistant Professor, Anthropology of Muslim Worlds
  • Wesleyan University | Visiting Assistant Professor of Middle East History
  • Whitman College | Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track Position) in Law and Politics in Global or Middle East Context
  • Yale University | Modern Middle East History
  • Yale University | Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Council on Middle East Studies
  • York University | Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures
  • York University, Gender, Post-Colonialism, and the Islamic World
  • York University, Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures
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