SHARIAsource Ruby on Rails/React Developer

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 digitized texts and digital tools enable researchers to better explore an 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 SHARIAsource Digital Humanities team led by Dr. Yusuf Celik, you will be working on the further development of the in-house library and research tools.

Expected qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience in Ruby on Rails
  • 3+ years’ experience in React
  • 3+ years’ experience in CSS/HTML
  • Project experience in SOLR
  • Project experience in Git
  • 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: January 31st, by midnight (EST).


Applications can be submitted here. 

2022-2023 PIL–LC Research Fellowship

In collaboration with the John W. Kluge Center at the The Library of Congress, the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School is pleased to invite applications for an inaugural 2022-2023 PIL–LC Research Fellowship (due: January 31, 2022). This newly offered fellowship is designed to provide an intellectual home to promising young scholars in Islamic legal studies, to advance their research, and to contribute to the intellectual life of the Program, the greater Harvard community, and the Library of Congress community. The unique opportunity afforded by this joint fellowship award allows the selected fellow to pursue independent research on Islamic law and history that utilizes the extensive collections of the Harvard Libraries and the Library of Congress.

Apply today!