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Duke University Call for Applications in Islamic Studies

The Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islamic Studies in 2024-25 at Duke University.

 It seeks candidates who study Muslim societies and cultures in their global context, with interdisciplinary and critical perspectives and methods, including digital humanities.

Duties include research and the provision of area expertise for events and collaborations with university partners to bring engaging academic and public lectures and events to the Duke and Durham community, partnering with UNC, NC State and other institutional and community partners. The successful candidate will propose two university-wide events per semester, focusing on increasing university and intercollegiate collaborations, while understanding and including current events as they arise. They will report to the DISC director, meeting consistently to discuss events and topics related to the area. It is expected that the Fellow will become an active member of DISC and engage in the intellectual life of the university.

Please complete an application and upload a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a research statement. Please provide names and contact information for three references, who may be contacted by the committee. Additional materials may be requested of finalists. A PhD is required. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation by June 30, 2024. Applications completed by May 10, 2024 will be guaranteed consideration. This position is not eligible for second-year renewal.

Duke University and the Islamic Studies Center are strongly committed to advancing inclusive excellence throughout our research, educational, and service activities. We seek to hire scholars who are passionate about working to increase the participation and success of individuals from different backgrounds and communities.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement
  • Writing sample

And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info


John Hope Franklin Center for International & Interdisciplinary Studies
2204 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705

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