Positions/Grants/Scholarships in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

The Maydan is launching this new database on opportunities in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies as a common resource for both students and professionals. Included are faculty openings, post-doctoral positions, grants, and scholarships, among others. For additional opportunities, summer language programs can be found on our Database of Summer Language Programs.

Due to the time sensitive nature of these announcements, we will update this list as new opportunities are opened and remove postings when they are closed.

To add listings, please email journals@themaydan.com


Post-Doctoral Positions

Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Oxford

  • Opportunity for an outstanding scholar to join the research project Qur’anic Commentary: An Integrative Paradigm (QuCIP), funded by the European Research Council and directed by Nicolai Sinai
  • The particular responsibility of this post is to carry out research on the Islamic reception history of surahs 1–4 and to author a monograph on this topic
  • Successful candidate will possess a very good command of Qur’anic and classical Arabic and have very good literacy in pre-modern Islamic religious scholarship, coupled with specialist knowledge of the discipline of Qur’anic Studies; PhD required
  • Must be able to undertake innovative research at the forefront of current Qur’anic scholarship, managing his/her own academic research and associated activities
  • Four-year, full-time fixed term position
  • Application Deadline: 14 September 2018
  • Application Website


Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Oxford

  • Opportunity for an outstanding scholar to join the research project Qur’anic Commentary: An Integrative Paradigm (QuCIP), funded by the European Research Council and directed by Nicolai Sinai
  • The particular responsibility of this post is to carry out research on Qur’anic law in its late antique context and to author a monograph on this topic
  • Successful candidate will possess a very good command of Qur’anic and classical Arabic and be familiar with pre-modern Islamic religious scholarship, coupled with specialist knowledge of the discipline of Qur’anic Studies; PhD required
  • Must be able to work with late antique Jewish and Christian primary sources relevant to the study of Qur’anic law, either in the original (preferred) or in translation
  • Four-year, full-time fixed term position
  • Application Deadline: 14 September 2018
  • Application Website


Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Brown University

  • One-year post-doctoral research associate in Palestine and Palestinian Studies with the Center for Middle East Studies; possibility of renewal for a second year
  • The position is part of the ongoing initiative, New Directions in Palestinian Studies, which seeks to critically explore and facilitate innovative lines of academic inquiry in this field
  • Scholars who received PhDs within five years of the application deadline are eligible to apply
  • Associates will teach one class per year, in addition to their research and participation in programming on campus
  • Application Deadline: 01 November 2018
  • Contact for further information: palestinianstudies@brown.edu
  • Application Website


Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Amsterdam

  • Two-year post-doctoral researcher position to work on the NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) Vici project (2018-2023) EnGendering Europe’s Muslim Question, lead by principal investigator Dr Sarah Bracke
  • Position within the Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) at UvA
  • PhD in a relevant discipline (or interdisciplinary field) within the Social Sciences or Humanities and a demonstrable interest in the topic of the project are required
  • Application Deadline: 30 September 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: Dr Sarah Bracke, principal investigator: s.a.e.bracke@uva.nl
  • Application Website


Post-Doctoral Position, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

  • Post-doctoral position (3-5 years) for an Arabist for preparing a critical edition of Ptolemy’s Almagest
  • Position at the Project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL)
  • Position will start 01 January 2019 for a three-year, full-time term, with a possible extension to five years
  • Applicants must hold a PhD in an area relevant to the Project, have an excellent knowledge of Arabic philology as well as experience with manuscripts and editing Arabic texts, and an excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Application Deadline: 01 September 2018
  • Application components must be emailed to Dr. Dag Nikolaus Hasse: applications@ptolemaeus.badw.de
  • Application Information


Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania

  • Five, one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities awarded by the Wolf Humanities Center (formerly Penn Humanities Forum)
  • 2019-2020 Topic: KINSHIP: calls for a reappraisal of the myriad possibilities for remembering, challenging, and reimagining kinship
  • Scholars who received or will receive their PhD between December 2010 and December 2018 are eligible to apply
  • The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree, and applicants must be humanists or those in such allied fields as anthropology or history of science
  • Application Deadline: 15 October 2018
  • Application Information
  • Application Page


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences, Princeton University

  • Fellowship through the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts; four fellowships available including two Open Fellowships in any discipline represented in the Society and one Fellowship in Humanistic Studies
  • Fellows are appointed each year for three-year terms in residence to pursue research and teach half-time in their academic host department
  • Eligibility: Applicants awarded the Ph.D.: degree conferral after January 1, 2017; Applicants not yet awarded the Ph.D.: degree conferral by 15 June 2019
  • Application Deadline: 22 August 2018
  • Fellowship Information Website
  • Application Website


Teaching Fellow, Augustana College

  • Full-time one-year Teaching Fellow position in Religion beginning in August of the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Candidate with expertise in Islam sought; additional expertise and focuses might include one or more of the following: Muslim-Christian interactions, Inter-faith dialogue, Gender and Religion, and contemporary Islamic movements within and beyond North America and Western Europe
  • The teaching expectation will be 7 classes spread over three trimesters
  • Position open until filled
  • Application materials must be sent to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu
  • Application Information

Dissertation/Fieldwork Grants

BRAIS-De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World

  • Prize is awarded annually to the best doctoral thesis or unpublished first monograph based on a doctoral thesis
  • English-language submissions on any aspect of the academic study of Islam and the Muslim world, past and present, including Muslim-minority societies are accepted; applicants must be BRAIS members
  • The award includes publication of the winning manuscript and a prize of £1,000, and it will be officially presented at the Annual Conference of BRAIS
  • Application components must be submitted to prize@brais.ac.uk 
  • Deadline for submissions: 01 October 2018
  • Information Page

Masters/PhD Scholarships

Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Oslo

  • A three-year Doctoral Research Fellowship in history is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH), University of Oslo, sepervised by Associate Professor Toufoul Abou-Hodeib
  • The applicant is asked to propose a project that deals with the social and cultural history of the twentieth-century Middle East, with a focus on Egypt or the Levant
  • Applicants are required to hold an MA in History or an equivalent degree and be fluent in English
  • Application Deadline: 01 September 2018
  • Application Website


PhD Candidate, Leiden University

  • PhD candidate will carry out research in the framework of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research funded project, Keepers of the Flame: The Reconfiguration of the Zoroastrian Priesthood in Sasanian and Early Islamic Times, led by Professor Albert de Jong
  • Two PhD candidate positions, who will each study a specified topic within the project focusing on a particular period
    • The Zoroastrian Priesthood in the Sasanian Empire: this project examines the role of  Zoroastrian priests in the Sasanian Empire (224-651 ce)
    • The Zoroastrian Priesthood in Early Islamic Iran (651-1078 ce): this project will ask the question what happened to the Zoroastrian priesthood when the Sasanian empire was destroyed
  • MA degree in Iranian or Middle Eastern Studies, or in the Study of Religion, required
  • Project 1 requires excellent command of Middle Persian; project 2 requires excellent command of Middle Persian and Arabic
  • Application Deadline: 07 September 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: Professor Albert de Jong: a.f.de.jong@hum.leidenuniv.nl
  • Application Website


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program

  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply
  • Applicants must apply through participating universities (eligibility based on attendance at a participating university)
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a program that combines language training and area studies
  • Website


Grabar Travel Grant, Historians of Islamic Art Association

  • Open to graduate students (doctoral candidates) who have been invited or accepted as participants in a scholarly conference or other professional meeting for the purpose of presenting papers, chairing sessions or moderating discussions.
  • Twice annual funding deadlines: 01 August and 15 December
  • Must be used within one year of being awarded
  • Funding available up to $700
  • Website

Research/Project-Based Grants

Fellowships in Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study

  • Twenty to twenty-five openings available, including for the 2019-20 theme, “Economy and Society”
  • Doctorate or equivalent required by the time of appointment
  • The application requires online submission of a research project, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample
  • Application deadline: 01 November 2018
  • Information page
  • Application Page (login required)


FRIAS COFUND Fellowship Programme, University of Freiburg

  • About 25 incoming or reintegration fellows per year (juniors and seniors) from all disciplines are given the opportunity of spending three to twelve months working on their own research project at the university’s research college, the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)
  • Successful applicants will conduct their fellowship between September 2019 and September 2020
  • Eligibility
    • Junior scheme: completed PhD plus one to six years post-doctoral experience
    • Senior scheme: completed PhD plus a minimum of six years post-doctoral research experience
  • Application Deadline: 15 September 2018
  • Application for Junior Scholars
  • Application for Senior Scholars


Residential Fellowships, National Humanities Center

  •  The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2019 through May 2020
  • Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials
  • Most of the Center’s fellowships are unrestricted; particular areas of research include theology and area studies, among others
  • The Center seeks to provide half salary up to $65000 with the expectation that a Fellow’s home institution will cover the remaining salary
  • Application Deadline: 17 October 2018
  • Contact for general inquiries: info@nationalhumanitiescenter.org
  • Application Website


Summer Stipends, National Endowment for the Humanities

  • Stipends for projects beginning May 2019; awarded to individual scholars, organizations are not eligible to apply
  • Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months
  • Application Deadline: 26 September 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: NEH’s Division of Research Programs at 202-606-8200 or stipends@neh.gov
  • Program Information Website
  • Application Website


Research Fellowship Program, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

  • Fellowship funds one scholar or team of scholars to carry out research in Oman each year
  • The fellowship is open to PhD candidates and university academics who are US citizens or affiliated with an American university
  • Application Deadline: 16 September 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: info@sqcc.org
  • Application Website


Research Scholar, Georgetown University in Qatar

  • Position working on a grant on “Islamic Definition of the Nuclear Family in the wake of Modern Biomedical Technology”
  • Four month position in Fall 2018 with possibility of extension into Spring 2019
  • PhD required, as well as knowledge and expertise in the legal systems of the Middle East and/or the interface between Islamic law and modern legal systems within Muslim-majority or Muslim-minority contexts
  • Position open until filled
  • Application Website

Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor, University of Helsinki

  • Position in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, rank depends upon experience and publications output
  • The focus of Islamic studies is on the history of Islam, the religion itself and Islamic cultures and societies from the 7th century to the present; the appointee can be acquainted with either the historical or current forms of Islam
  • The professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies will work within the overall context of African and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Helsinki
  • Application Deadline: 28 August 2018
  • Further information may be obtained from Jussi Pakkasvirta, Head of Department of Cultures: jussi.pakkasvirta@helsinki.fi
  • Application Website


Assistant Professor, Queen’s University

  • Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Gender and Social Movements in the Islamic World in the Department of Global Development Studies (DEVS)
  • Applicants whose research examines the rise of diverse social movements that have challenged authoritarian states, ailing development models, and cultural and political norms around gender and sexuality throughout the Islamic World, are welcome; geographic focus is open
  • Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment; the main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence
  • Application Deadline: 31 August 2018
  • Complete applications must be sent to Barbra Brousseau by email: bb13@queensu.ca
  • Applications should be addressed to Dr. Marcus Taylor, Department Head, Global Development Studies
  • Application Information


Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati

  • Tenure-track position for the Inayat and Ishrat Malik Professorship in Islamic Studies; the position will begin in the fall of 2019
  • Applications are welcome from scholars in the field of Islamic Studies, with research and teaching interests in such areas as Anthropology, Comparative Religion, Arabic, Ethics, Gender Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Theology
  • The tenure-track position will be housed in the department in the College of Arts & Sciences most appropriate to the candidate’s degree; joint appointments are possible
  • PhD is required, as well as prior teaching experience and evidence of scholarly excellence
  • Position open until filled
  • Contact for inquiries: Dr Jeff Zalar, Chair of the Search Committee: zalarjy@ucmail.uc.edu
  • Application Website


Professor, Tübingen University

  • Position for a Professor (W 3) for Islamic History and Culture in the Department of Asian and Oriental Studies
  • Applicants should have a research focus either on Islamic history or on literary and/or cultural studies; good knowledge of Arabic and a second source language is expected
  • Application Deadline: 31 August 2018
  • Applications must be sent to Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Dr. Juergen Leonhardt, Keplerstrasse 2, D-72074 Tuebingen: bewerbung@philosophie.uni-tuebingen.de
  • Application Description


Faculty Position, Hamilton College

  • Tenure-track position in any discipline on Islam in Asia, including Iran/Persia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, to begin 01 July 2019
  • PhD by the time of appointment is preferred, but ABDs nearing completion of the dissertation will be considered
  • Teaching load is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter
  • Application Deadline: 05 October 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: Professor Thomas Wilson, Director, Asian Studies: twilson@hamilton.edu
  • Application Website


Assistant Professor, Stanford University

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, Department of History
  • Applicants with an emphasis on the Arab world from the late nineteenth century to the contemporary era preferred
  • The appointment will begin on 01 September 2019; PhD must be in hand by the appointment start date
  • Application Deadline: 15 September 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: Monica Wheeler: mwheeler@stanford.edu
  • Application Website


Marash and Ocuin Chair in Ottoman, Mizrahi, and Sephardic Jewish Studies, Brandeis University

  • Full-time faculty position to carry tenure in a department appropriate to the candidate’s discipline and area of research
  • Incumbent of the Chair will be a scholar of the history and culture of Ottoman Jewry as well as of Sephardi and Mizrahi Jewry in modern contexts, including Israel, with expertise in a given sub-specialty and teaching depth across a broad range of the field
  • Review of applications begins 30 September 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: search committee chair, Dr Jonathan Decter: decter@brandeis.edu
  • Application Website


Associate Professor or Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio

  • Tenure-track Department Chair at the rank of associate professor or professor position at the Department of Political Science and Geography at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
  • PhD in Political Science or closely-related field required; teaching and research specialization are open
  • Committee is looking for:
    • Evidence of sustained excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service
    • Successful administrative and leadership experience in an academic unit, including budgetary experience, time management and scheduling, conflict resolution, and unit advancement
  • Appointment begins 15 August 2019
  • Application Deadline: 15 October 2018
  • Application Website


Assistant Professor, Cornell University

  • Two full-time, tenure-track positions in Comparative Politics at the rank of assistant professor in the Department of Government
  • The department has special interest in candidates whose research and teaching interests include the Middle East, South Asia, Eastern Europe/Russia, and/or big data topics
  • PhD is required no later than 01 July 2019
  • Review of applications begins 15 September 2018
  • Application Website


Arabic Lecturer, Cornell University

  • Full-time renewable appointment as a Lecturer of Arabic in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Position begins 01 January 2019 with a  teaching load of 3 courses per semester
  • Required:
    • Master’s degree or equivalent in Arabic language, literature, linguistics, or language pedagogy
    • Native or near native fluency in Arabic: oral fluency in spoken Arabic, and written fluency in Modern Standard Arabic
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Application Deadline: 30 September 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: Julie Graham: jlg58@cornell.edu
  • Application Website


Assistant Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

  • Position for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of global digital media to begin 01 July 2019
  • Applicants must have have a PhD in media studies or a related field in hand by 01 July 2019
  • Focus on Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, or the Middle East, welcome
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching American undergraduates in an interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels
  • Review of applications begins 01 October 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: Jacki Baroody: baroody@hws.edu
  • Application Website


Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor, National Chengchi University

  • Full-time, open-rank faculty member in the Department of Turkish Language and Culture at National Chengchi University in Taiwan
  • Native or near-native proficiency in English or Turkish and earned PhD degree in Turkish, Turkology teaching, or related fields, required
  • Applicants should be able to offer Turkish, English, or Chinese taught courses; applicants who are able to do research and guide master’s thesis and dissertation are preferred
  • Application Deadline: 17 September 2018
  • Application materials must be sent to turkish@nccu.edu.tw
  • Application Information


Professor in History, Sciences Po

  • Position for a professor in history specializing in the “history of contemporary Maghreb”
  • All areas of historical research are welcome, with a strong preference for the political, social and cultural history that is the focus of the Center for history
  • Application deadline: 03 September 2018
  • Professors who are working at an institution of higher education outside of France and are not certified by the Conseil national des universités (CNU) need to ask Sciences Po’s Academic Board to determine their eligibility for this position. They must reach out to the head of the selection committee – marc.lazar@sciencespo.fr – by 15 June 2018
  • Position description
  • Application website (in French)


Assistant/Associate Professor, American University in Dubai

  • Position for Assistant/Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences to begin teaching in Fall 2018
  • Position requires PhD in Anthropology with a focus on the Middle East or a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on issues related to culture and society from a Western accredited institution at the time of appointment
  • Position open until filled
  • Application materials must be emailed to facultyrecruitment@aud.edu
  • Application Information


Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

  • Tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the history of the modern Middle East in the Department of History
  • Expected start date of 01 July 2019
  • The successful candidate will show outstanding potential as an innovative scholar and researcher, as evidenced by their record of intellectual engagement, published work, and/or work in progress
  • Candidates must have a PhD or will have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2019
  • Application Deadline: 01 September 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: Search chair, Dr. Steven Lee: stevenhl@mail.ubc.ca
  • Application Website


Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

  • Tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature, with an anticipated start date on 01 July 2019
  • Preference for a scholar with a focus at the intersection of comparative literature, philosophy, and aesthetics in Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, or East Asia after 1750
  • Application Deadline: 15 November 2018
  • Application Website


Professor of Government, Harvard University

  • Position for a tenure-track professor of government, open with respect to subfields of political science
  • Special interest in research focusing on democratic dysfunction, international insecurity, unequal development, or collective action problems in any area of the world or without a specific area focus
  • Doctorate or terminal degree in Political Science or related disciplines required by the time the appointment begins
  • Review of Applications begins 15 September 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: Nataliya Khrustalova Gray: nkhrustalova@fas.harvard.edu
  • Application Website


Assistant Professor, Brandeis University

  • Tenure-track position in ancient Mesopotamian Civilization at the assistant professor level, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, beginning Fall 2019
  • Position is for a scholar with a specialization in ancient Mesopotamian languages and literatures (Assyriology)
  • Applicants must have a completed PhD by June 2019 and demonstrate a potential for academic productivity
  • Application Deadline: 01 October 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: search chair Dr David Wright: wright@brandeis.edu
  • Application Website


Full Time Assistant Professor, New York University

  • Tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Pre-Modern Indian Ocean Studies at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study
  • Position to commence on 01 September 2019
  • Candidate will focus on pre-modern Indian Ocean history, culture, politics, and economy, with a primary interest in the exchange of ideas, texts, cultural objects, commodities and trade patterns, and the intermigration of communities
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college or university level; and a strong record of research and writing
  • Review of Applications begins 22 October 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: Gallatin Human Resources: gallatin.hr@nyu.edu
  • Application Website


Assistant Professor, Stanford University

  • Tenure-track, assistant professor position in any subfield in the Stanford Department of Political Science
  • Term of appointment would begin 01 September 2019
  • Successful candidates must demonstrate evidence of a creative research trajectory and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Review of applications begins 01 September 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: Eliana Vasquez: elianav@stanford.edu
  • Application Website


Assistant Professor, Trinity College

  • Joint, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Comparative Politics of the Global South with the Department of Political Science and the International Studies Program
  • Position commencing with the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Successful applicant will be expected to design courses that contribute to both Political Science and International Studies
  • PhD required, should be in hand or expected by the end of August 2019
  • Application Deadline: 01 October 2018
  • Application Website


Visiting Faculty Position, American University of Sharjah

  • One-year visiting appointment commencing in August 2018 in the Department of International Studies at AUS
  • Candidates must have a PhD in History, demonstrated teaching abilities, and a scholarly record
  • Candidates who can teach one or more of the following courses will have an advantage: Modern Arab History, Palestinian History, Ottoman History or a course on conflict in the Middle East
  • Deadline for full consideration: 30 June 2018
  • Position Information
  • Application Website


Tenure-Track Position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, Clark University

  • Applications for the endowed Michael and Lisa Leffell Chair in twentieth-century Jewish history, Department of History
  • Specializations in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Near or Middle East, and/or the transnational movement of peoples and cultures between these regions are especially welcome
  • Position begins Fall 2019
  • Review of Applications begins 15 September 2018
  • Please send a letter of application including a statement of research and teaching interests, C.V., and three letters of reference to Professor Thomas Kühne, Chair, Leffell Chair Search: LeffellChairSearch@clarku.edu
  • Application Information


Visiting Assistant Professor, The College of Idaho

  • Position for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Religious Studies beginning Fall 2018
  • Candidates should be able to teach a range of introductory and upper-division courses across the
    Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic traditions, in a 3-1-3 course load
  • Position open until filled
  • Application material must be emailed to HR@collegeofidaho.edu
  • Application Information


Swahili Lecturer, Northwestern University

  • Full-time, two-year term limited position as Lecturer of Swahili language with the Program of African Studies
  • Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree (Ph.D. is preferred) and native or near-native proficiency in Swahili and English
  • Duties include teaching up to nine quarter-long courses (3 per term) of Swahili, both elementary and advanced
  • Review of Applications begins 25 May 2018
  • Contact for inquiries: Tiffany Williams-Cobleigh: t.cobleigh@northwestern.edu
  • Application Information
  • Application Website


Faculty Position in Islamic Studies, the American University in Cairo

  • Five-year, term position in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations (ARIC)
  • The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on Islamic Law, Qur’an, Hadith, or Islamic Philosophy, in both Arabic and English, as well as supervise MA theses
  • A PhD in Islamic Studies is required at the beginning of the appointment
  • Review of Applications begins 31 March 2018
  • Application Website


Visiting Assistant Professor, Towson University

  • 10-month Visiting Assistant Professor in the history of Islam and the history of the modern Middle East in the Department of History beginning August 2018; non-tenure track
  • PhD or ABD required; all degree requirements must be fulfilled by 01 February 2019
  • Application should include a two page letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and one sample syllabus
  • Position open until filled; applications should be sent to pineo@towson.edu
  • Contact for further information: Professor Ronn Pineo, Chair, Department of History: pineo@towson.edu
  • Application Information


Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Hamad bin Khalifa University

  • Application for the position of associate dean for academic affairs, at the rank of associate professor or professor in Islamic studies in the College of Islamic Studies
  • Applicants must have doctorate degree with a professorship title in the field of Islamic studies
  • Successful candidate will have extensive experience in the tasks and commitments related to the profile of the associate dean
  • Position open until filled
  • Application Website


Scholar Rescue Fund, Institute of International Education

  • IIE-SRF fellowships support visiting appointments for threatened scholars to continue their work in safety at partnering academic institutions worldwide.
  • Applicants may apply directly or may have a third party submit application materials on their behalf.
  • Eligibility criteria link
  • Rolling application
  • Application page
  • Contact/Applications: srf@iie.org


The following organizations provide lists of open faculty positions and employment opportunities. These lists may contain positions that have since been filled.


Middle East Studies Association


Carolina Center for the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations


H-Net, Humanities and Social Sciences Online

Professional/Staff Positions

  • Position for Assistant Editor, Production, working on the Journal of Palestine Studies at the Institute for Palestine Studies
  • MA degree (Middle East studies or journalism preferred) required or BA with 5 years experience in proofreading, copy editing, or press production
  • Position open until filled
  • Application Information
  • Position cannot be done remotely


Middle East and North Africa Librarian, George Washington University

  • Position of Middle East and North Africa Librarian (MENA Librarian) with George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI)
  • The MENA Librarian is responsible for the informed development of collections in Arabic, English and other languages of the region and purposeful outreach to faculty, students, and colleagues
  • Graduate degree in a social science or humanities discipline, with an emphasis on Middle East/North African Studies, and anadvanced proficiency in reading and writing Arabic are required
  • Position open until filled
  • Application Website


Program Coordinator, Stanford University

  • Position at the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the central forum for the study of Islam and Muslim societies at Stanford University
  • Position responsible for coordinating academic programming,delivering high quality Stanford events, engaging audiences through outreach and publicity, and supporting the administrative functions of the Abbasi program
  • High school diploma and three years of administrative experience, or combination of education and relevant experience required
  • Position open until filled
  • Application Website


  • Position for a collaborative, energetic, service-oriented subject specialist to provide outstanding library services in the interdisciplinary field of South Asian Studies (SAS) and to shape and enrich its growing library collections
  • Works closely with faculty, visiting scholars and students in the SAS Program, the Center for Global India, and other faculty and students working on SAS
  • PhD in a field related to South Asian Studies OR an ALA-accredited MLS degree with some South Asian Studies academic background required; minimum 2 years professional work experience in an academic research library
  • Applicants must be fluent in Hindi or Urdu
  • Position open until filled
  • Application Website


Head of Global Studies, Columbia University Libraries

  • Position for a team-oriented Head of Global Studies to provide leadership and vision for the support of globally focused research, learning and collection development
  • Position will lead a team of librarians with expertise in area studies (African Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American & Iberian Studies, Middle East & Islamic Studies, Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies, and South Asian Studies)
  • Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, MIS or the equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree or experience working in an academic library and experience in providing research support services for global and area studies
  • Position open until filled
  • Application Website