Careers at IIS

The IIS is a higher education and academic research institute that promotes scholarship and learning about Muslim cultures and societies. Our programmes are informed by the full range and diversity of cultures in which Islam is practised today. Over the last four decades we have developed a global reputation as a leading reference point for Ismaili Studies. In addition, we are becoming increasingly well known for our pioneering scholarship in Shi'i and Qur'anic studies.


We recruit talented and committed people from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds. Our staff of around 120 includes researchers and lecturers in Islamic studies, librarians, cataloguers, educationalists and professional support staff. We offer a stimulating and inclusive environment to work in. Benefits include a generous holiday entitlement, defined contribution pension scheme and professional development opportunities.

We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have an interest in researching and teaching in Islamic studies and related fields, as well as other education-related roles.

Current vacancies