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.



Loyola Marymount University, Visiting Assistant Professor, African or Middle Eastern History

University of Southern California, Postdoctoral Scholar – Teaching Fellow in Middle East Studies



Association for the Sociology of Religion. 82nd Annual Meeting (August 7-9, 2020), San Francisco. The theme of the congress is Communicating Religion’s Relevance. Papers and sessions may be thematic or they may focus on any other topic within the sociology of religion. Those that pursue and stimulate new avenues of research and innovative theoretical and methodological approaches are especially encouraged. DETAILS AVAILABLE HERE

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. DETAILS AVAILABLE HERE



Australian Journal of Islamic Studies: Upcoming issue of the Australian Journal of Islamic Studies (Guest Editor Dr. Jan Ali), which will focus on the theme of Muslim Citizenship in the West. Submission Deadline: 31 May, 2020. For more information visit:

Journal for International Press/Politics: Upcoming issue of the Journal for International Press/Politics, which will focus on the theme of Media, Accountability and Dissent in the Middle East and North Africa. Submission Deadline: 15 June, 2020. For more information visit:

Religions: A call for papers for a special issue of the journal Religions on Islamic and Muslim Studies in Australia (Guest Editor Assoc. Prof. Halim Rane). Submission Deadline: 31 August, 2020. For more information visit: 

Call for Book Proposals: Routledge Studies in Islam and Human Rights: The Routledge Studies in Islam and Human Rights Series publishes scholarly monographs that examine the rich and complex intellectual and institutional legacy of Islam relevant to human rights and social (in)justice since the formative period of Islam (7th century CE). The Series aims to integrate knowledge from a variety of disciplines employing new and established methodological and theoretical approaches in human rights research, taking into consideration the consequential legacies of colonialism, imperialism, and globalism on Muslim-majority countries in the modern era as well as the impact of Islam, as an idea and event, on indigenous peoples during the rise and expansion of the Islamic civilization.

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