Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies

The Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies. We seek candidates specializing in pre-modern Islam (7th–15th centuries), with a preference for the early period. Regional focus and disciplinary approach are open. A PhD is required at the time of appointment. It is expected that the successful candidate will support and contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity, inclusive pedagogy, and equitable practice. They must demonstrate substantial evidence of creativity and excellence in research and scholarship, engagement with the broader concerns of Islamic and Religious Studies, and dedication to teaching and advising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The term of the appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2023, or as soon as practicable thereafter.

Candidates should apply through this link and upload:

- a cover letter

- curriculum vitae (including a publication list)

- a research and teaching statement (no more than three single-spaced pages)

- a brief (no more than 200 words) summary of their expected research program

The Religious Studies Department, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.

Further information about Stanford’s Department of Religious Studies may be found at

Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2022. Later applications may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.


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