Seeking New Islamic Studies Editor (Deadline Feb 20)


This year we bid a very fond farewell and express our gratitude to longtime Islamic Studies series editor, Matthew Melvin-Koushki. During his tenure, and under his careful guidance, the Islamic Studies series became and continues to be one of the most vibrant and important among those we feature. Matthew will be departing to focus his energies on his current research, and we wish him every success imaginable.

To build upon the foundation and legacy that Matthew built, we are delighted to announce a search for a new Islamic Studies series editor. All details about the application process follow below.

– Tom Mullaney, Editor-in-Chief

Dissertation Reviews is seeking a dynamic, early- to mid-career scholar to join our team in the position of Field Editor for the popular series Islamic Studies Dissertation Reviews.


As a Field Editor, you would collaborate closely with the editorial staff to develop our Islamic Studies series. Specifically, you would:

– Work with editorial staff to learn about recently defended dissertations in your field
– Liaise with dissertation authors and reviewers in your field
– Draw upon and expand your knowledge of the field in order to pair dissertations with appropriate reviewers
– Serve as the public face of Dissertation Reviews within your field/discipline/area
– Collaborate with your fellow Dissertation Reviews editors in other fields to help continually improve and enhance the overall project

Eligible Candidates

All early- and mid-career faculty, post-doc, and advanced PhD students in the humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply. As the the ideal candidate, you are:

– A scholar with robust training in Islamic Studies (we welcome applicants working on all time periods and regions)
– Committed to the development of ever more dynamic, collegial, and innovative scholarly communities
– Enthused by the idea of becoming more informed about current, cutting-edge research in your field
– Responsible and reliable
– A professional, consistent communicator
– An active member of your field’s scholarly networks (i.e. conferences, listservs, etc.)

Application Items & Deadline

Please email us at with following items:

– Brief Statement addressing:

– the field/discipline/area you are applying to help develop and edit
– how and why the scholars and scholarship in this field would, in your opinion, benefit from and contribute to the Dissertation Reviews community
– how your own background and credentials speak to the eligibility items listed above

– CV (2 pp. or less)
– Deadline for Applications is February 20, 2015


To make the process of developing and managing a branch as smooth and efficient as possible, all Field Editors in the DR team receive robust support from the editorial staff. Please note that all editorial positions at Dissertation Reviews are unpaid.

Further Information

To learn more about Dissertation Reviews, our editors, and our contributors, please click on About Us.



Image: Zakariyyā al-Anṣārī, Asnā l-Maṭālib, MS 435, f. 195a, Umm al-Qurā University, Mecca.

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