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SHARIAsource is a portal for Islamic law and data science tools that offers a window onto the digital world of Islamic legal studies. Its growing set of data and digital tools enable researchers to better explore and access a growing set of sources in this area, in ways meaningful to particular research inquiries and to the general landscape of Islamic and comparative law at Harvard and around the globe.

For our research activities and projects within Harvard’s SHARIAsource, we are looking for a Ruby on Rails developer with React experience. As part of the SHARIAsource team led by Professor Intisar Rabb, you will be mainly developing support for Linked Data in SEARCHStrata, our in-house catalogue and virtual library tool.

Payment will be commensurate with experience.

Each two weeks will commence with a sprint planning and conclude with a demo. Furthermore, you will directly collaborate and report to Dr. Yusuf Celik, the lead data scientist.

Applicants must provide a CV, brief statement of interest, and two references with their contact information. Candidates who have no prior knowledge of either Ruby or Rails will not be considered for this project. Please submit applications through our online application.

Expected qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience in Ruby on Rails (required)
  • 3+ years’ experience in React (required)
  • 3+ years’ experience in CSS/HTML (required)
  • Project experience in SOLR (preferred)
  • Project experience in Git (required)
  • Experience in visualization frameworks such as D3 (preferred)
  • Design and UX skills (preferred)
  • Experience in Sidekiq (preferred)
  • DevOps experience (preferred)
  • Command of Arabic, Turkish, and/or Persian (preferred)
  • Experience in Digital Humanities’ projects (preferred)

DEADLINE: March 4th, by midnight (EST).

Apply today!

Islamic Law Blog Staff Editor

Our Islamic Law Blog is looking for a staff editor to join our editorial team (remotely) at Harvard’s Program in Islamic Law / SHARIAsource. This staff editor will be working with Professor Intisar Rabb, editor-in-chief, and a small team of dedicated editors. We seek a candidate who has superb editorial, organizational, and scholarly skills and interest in scholarship on Islamic law and history. The editor would assist in soliciting, editing, and posting short-form scholarship from monthly guest editors comprised of senior and emerging scholars in the field, reviewing blog proposals and ongoing scholarship/news, and occasionally authoring special blog posts or organizing ‘roundtables’ that gather scholars writing in and around a timely themes in Islamic law and history. Interest in applying AI/data science to Islamic law texts is a plus, though not a must. Expected time commitment varies, but is estimated to be 10-20 hours per month; the position comes with a stipend.

To apply:  Applicants should submit: 1) a CV, 2) a long-form writing sample (no more than 25 pages), 3) a short-form writing sample (no more than 3 pages), and 4) a one-paragraph statement of interest, and 5) names and contact information of 2 references. All applications should be submitted online

Deadline: March 4, 2022

Contact Information: Program in Islamic Law ([email protected]).

Apply today!