Employment & Fellowship Opportunities

LSC fellowship announcement 2018-2019 final

Visiting Fellowships 2018–2019

Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change invites applications for Visiting Fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. This fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding scholars and legal practitioners to undertake research, writing, and scholarly engagement on Islamic law that furthers the Program’s mission. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on human rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, minority rights, animal welfare and rights, constitutional law, food law, environmental law and climate change in particular, migration and refugee studies, LGBTQ issues, and related areas.

We welcome applicants with a JD, LLM, SJD, PhD or other comparable degree who are interested in spending from one month up to one year in residence at Harvard Law School working on an independent project. We seek applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, academic traditions, and scholarly interests.
Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $5,000 per month. Fellows will be expected to participate in Program activities, contribute to the intellectual life of the Program, and are encouraged to organize one or more academic events related to their fellowship project. Under certain conditions, an ILSP: LSC fellowship may be combined with another fellowship or award. The deadline to submit applications (including letters of recommendation) is January 1, 2018. Click here for additional information and how to apply.


Assistant Professor, Rutgers University

Department:  FASN – English
Cluster hire Study of Islam, Middle East, Islamic Humanities
Assistant Professors, Tenure-Track: Rutgers University–NewarkCommitted to building a cluster of faculty who study Islam, the Middle East, and Islamic Humanities covering a broad temporal and geographical range, Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N) invites applications from scholars in these areas. In particular, we are looking for persons in the following fields: 1. Quran and Hadith. 2. Arabic Literature. 3. African cinema/media, intellectual and material cultures of centers of exchange in western Africa or the Swahili coast. 4. Islam and the African diaspora. 5 Art and architecture from the Islamic world.While appointments, which will be at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, will be made into the appropriate department, which may include Arts, Culture and Media, African-American and African Studies, and English, among others, we are seeking candidates who have a dynamic and interdisciplinary conception of the humanities. We also welcome candidates with a particular interest in philosophy, intellectual history, aesthetics, and critical theory as these fields pertain to the study of Islam.

Candidates must be able to teach both introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in their fields. There are also opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching both within the department and across the RU-N. Candidates must be dedicated to providing quality instruction; able to contribute to the cluster’s multidisciplinary focus; and undertake independent scholarly activity appropriate for advancement within Rutgers University.

Candidates must have: a Ph.D. by the time of appointment; relevant teaching experience; a record of scholarly work and a clear research agenda, demonstrating the ability to build a body of recognized work suitable for tenure at a research university.

Ph.D. by time of appointment; relevant teaching experience; a record of scholarly work and a clear research agenda, demonstrating the ability to build a body of recognized work suitable for tenure at a research university.


The Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time faculty appointment, open rank, in the History of the Modern Middle East/Arab World, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

The search is open to scholars of all regions and thematic interests in Modern Middle East history, with an emphasis on the history of the Arabic-speaking world.

Basic Minimum Qualifications: Completion of all Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by date of hire.

All application items must be submitted electronically by October 2, 2017. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

Assistant Professor Applicants (including current advanced Assistant Professors):
To apply please go to the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1073075 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one to five pieces of published and/or unpublished scholarly work ready for examination (such as dissertations or dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and book chapters), and three letters of reference.

Associate and Full Professor Applicants (individuals currently holding a tenured or equivalent position):

To apply please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01474 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one to five pieces of published and/or unpublished scholarly work ready for examination (such as a book or book manuscript, articles, and book chapters), and the names and contact information of three references. Letters may be solicited for candidates under serious consideration (the committee will seek candidates’ permission before soliciting letters of recommendation from references).

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Questions may be addressed to Mark Peterson, Chair, Department of History, 3229 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2550. Questions about the application process can be directed to Kim Bissell, Academic Personnel Coordinator, at history-ap@berkeley.edu

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct


Haverford College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Religion, specifically in Islamic Studies, at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2018. A more advanced junior appointment with postdoctoral or other teaching and research experience will be considered.

Haverford expects that the successful candidate will maintain a strong research program that engages broad theoretical interests in religious studies, and one that generates critical inquiry in the classroom. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the curriculum to a student body of diverse backgrounds and interests, contributing to one or more of the concentrations within the Religion department (https://www.haverford.edu/religion/academic-programs).

The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the Middle East and Islamic Studies concentration, and support one or more additional programs at the College: Africana & African Studies, Comparative Literature, Environmental Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Peace, Justice & Human Rights, and/or Visual Studies. (https://www.haverford.edu/academics/majors-minors-and-concentrations)

We invite candidates from multiple disciplines and interdisciplinary perspectives, including those who have textual and linguistic competence in the Islamic textual tradition and/or those who do ethnographic and anthropological studies. Completion of the Ph.D. by the time of appointment (July 2018) is required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a list of three possible courses with short descriptions, a writing sample, and arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via Interfolio [http://apply.interfolio.com/44014]. Questions about the application process should be directed to Georgia Davidis, Faculty Dossier Coordinator, at gdavidis@haverford.edu. For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 877-997-8807 or help@interfolio.com. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 15, 2017.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College’s mission.


The Arabic Studies program at Williams College seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning July 2018. Specialization open, PhD in hand by September 2018 expected. Excellent training and experience in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers are essential, as is a rigorous scholarly agenda. The teaching load is 2-2 plus a January course every other year. The college and the program value teaching and research equally highly, and will expect the new colleague to contribute to the ongoing process of building our vibrant Arabic Studies program.

Arabic Studies is especially interested in candidates who are enthusiastic about contributing to the rich and diverse intellectual life of a campus made up of colleagues and students from widely varying backgrounds. Individuals from groups that are underrepresented in academia are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications are due no later than September 20, 2017 and should include a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses the candidate’s promise as a teacher. In the letter of application, we ask that candidates speak to their ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. All materials should be addressed to Gail Newman, Chair, and must be submitted through Interfolio at [link].  Email and paper applications will not be accepted.  All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.  The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students.  Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu).  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

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