Job Opportunities at IQSA for Graduate Students

Job Opportunities at IQSA for Graduate Students

The International Qur’anic Studies Association seeks two graduate student assistants for editorial and online help. Assistants will work approximately ten hours per week.

General Qualifications

  • Be a registered graduate student in Qur’anic Studies or related field; Ph.D. candidates preferred
  • Commit to the position for a minimum of one calendar year (from time of start)
  • Be a member of IQSA

computerBenefits & Compensation

While assistants are unpaid, they gain valuable relevant experience in academic service, writing, editing, marketing, communications, networking, and volunteering. Work is mostly remote and online, so the 10 hours/week required are “flex hours” that accommodate student schedules. Assistants receive FREE registration to the Annual Meeting in Atlanta, November 2015. As IQSA members, assistants gain free access to member benefits including Review of Qur’anic Research, Qur’an Seminar, JIQSA, job board, and member directory. Assistants are also eligible to receive letters of recommendation for their service and have access to a global network of Qur’anic Studies scholars. IQSA is committed to the professional development of graduate students.

How to Apply

Please send CV and cover letter (500 words max.) to

Open until filled.

Graduate Editorial Assistant

The Editorial Assistant will report to the Chair of the Publications and Research Committee (PRC).


  • Must live in the Boston metro area
  • Attend the Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, 20-23 November 2015
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Expertise in editing academic publications, preferably in Qur’anic Studies or related field
  • Knowledge of French and German a plus
  • Expertise in transliteration, style guides, and standard conventions concerning texts in Arabic and at least one additional classical language (e.g. Syriac, Hebrew, Persian, Greek)

Position Duties

  • Edit proposals and biographies for publication in annual Program Book for Annual Meeting
  • Edit proposals resulting from the JIQSA Call for Papers
  • Assist the PRC Chair as needed
  • Other duties as requested

Graduate Online Assistant

The Online Assistant will work directly with the Executive Assistant and Blog Coordinator, and report to the Executive Director.


  • Knowledge of Arabic, French, and German a plus

Position Duties

  • Compile job, fellowship, and other professional opportunities for the IQSA Job Board
  • Contribute or solicit one blog post per month
  • Curate links and topics related to Qur’anic Studies to post weekly to Discussion Group
  • Assist the Blog Coordinator as needed
  • Other duties as requested

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