Research Specialist – Islamic Philosophy and Theology

Research Specialist - Islamic Philosophy and Theology

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Research Specialist – Islamic Philosophy and Theology

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American Society of Islamic Philosophy and Theology
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
Job Type: Full-time


Brandeis University seeks a Research Specialist in the American Society of Islamic Philosophy and Theology. The Research Specialist will assist Dr. Aaron Spevack in producing deliverables for a large grant-funded project housed in NEJS. Their main tasks will include research in Arabic and English sources related to Islamic Theology as well as educational pedagogy, compiling databases of curricular materials, transcribing and summarizing recorded lectures, and writing specific essays and chapters under the direction of Dr. Spevack.

This is a one-year position until August 2025.

The university offers a competitive benefits and compensation package, including medical, dental, and life insurance. For those seeking professional development, Brandeis provides tuition assistance for employees, dependents, and spouses. Additionally, the university offers a generous match for its 403b retirement savings plan.

 Job Description

  1. Research (Islamic theology, educational pedagogy) 35%
  2. Transcribing lectures, summarizing from different texts, translation, producing raw-materials for writing projects 15%
  3. Writing essays / chapters for curriculum project 35%
  4. Attending curriculum development workshops, discussions, and meeetings 15%


  • Masters in Islamic Studies / Islamic Texts required.
  • Ability to read classical Arabic theology and philosophy texts (dictionary assisted acceptable).
  • Excellent writing skills.

Please apply directly HERE.

More information on: Brandeis University

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415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, United States

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