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The Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, a tenured Associate Professor or a tenured Full Professor faculty position in any area of Islamic Studies. The successful applicant must demonstrate substantial evidence of creativity and excellence in research and scholarship as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

This is an open-rank search, with a preference for scholars at the level of associate or full professor.


For full consideration, applications must be received by September 15, 2017. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2018 or as soon as practicable thereafter.

Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae (including bibliography) with a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests through Interfolio via the following URL:

Assistant level and untenured applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted through the same URL.


Please direct all enquiries concerning this position to:

Islamic Studies Search
Prof. Michael Penn, Committee Chair
Department of Religious Studies
450 Serra Mall, Building 70
Stanford, CA 94305-2165

or by email to:


Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

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