This section features both national and international job vacancies, internships, calls for papers and other such professional opportunities that may be of value to AAIMS members.



  • Lecturer, International Relations: Deakin University, Victoria. (Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus). Full-time fixed term Contract:  3 Feb 2020 -31 Dec 2023. Applications for this position close on Thursday 9 January 2020. LINK
  • Assistant Professor of Religious Studies – Islamic Studies: Stetson University. Stetson University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Islamic studies at the assistant professor level in the Department of Religious Studies. Review of applications will begin October 28, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. LINK
  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies – Columbia University, Department of Religion: The Department of Religion at Columbia University invites applications for an assistant professor appointment in the study of Islam prior to 1800. We particularly welcome applicants whose research exhibits dynamic and innovative approaches to the study of Islam, as well as familiarity with broader debates in religious studies. Area of research and teaching specialization is open. Applicants with interests in Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan and coastal Africa are especially encouraged to apply. Position start date is July 1, 2020, Ph.D. required at time of appointment. LINK
  • Bita Daryabari Assistant or Associate Professor of Iranian Studies – Department of Near Eastern Studies – University of California, Berkley: Applications must be received by December 15, 2019. Please direct inquiries to: LINK 



AASR 2019 Conference on ‘Religion and Violence’: University of Newcastle, from December 5th-6th. Co-hosted by the AASR and the University of Newcastle’s Centre for the Study of Violence and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Full day workshop for postgraduates and early career researchers on December 4th. Link


Western Sydney University – Postgraduate Islamic Studies Conference: December 5th, 2019. 8.45am – 4.30pm.

This symposium is an attempt to look into how students in Australia are studying Islam. Different methodological, theoretical and scientific approaches taken by students as well as their focus on a variety of issues are important for a deeper and analytical understanding of Islam and its adherents.

Venue: Western Sydney University, BA – 0.5.LG.15, Bankstown Campus

For details contact: Dr Jan Ali –








International Association for the History of Religions. The 22nd Quinquennial World Congress of the IAHR August 22-29, 2020, University of Otago, New Zealand. The theme of the congress is Centres and Peripheries. New Zealand is both central and peripheral to the study of religion: further East than Japan, further south than almost anywhere, New Zealand’s small size and geographical isolation have meant the people of New Zealand have always looked outwards, whether to Hawaiki or to the intellectual centres and tradition of Europe. New Zealand is also a Pacific nation, with deep ties to the Pacific societies which have formed the setting for both classic works in the study of religion and for some of the most innovative contemporary studies on religion and society. Submission Deadline: December 31, 2019. DETAILS AVAILABLE HERE



Call for Papers from Sociology of Religion for Advanced Graduate Students. Submission Deadline: December 15, 2019. DETAILS AVAILABLE HERE