Emory University seeks an experienced and compassionate Muslim Chaplain to join its diverse multifaith chaplaincy team in the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and the new Emory Interfaith Center. This position offers a unique opportunity to influence the lives of a vibrant campus community through religious and spiritual guidance, playing a pivotal role in fostering the spiritual and emotional well-being of Emory students, faculty and staff while promoting interfaith dialogue and encouraging intercultural understanding among all community members. Reporting to the Dean of Religious Life and University Chaplain (Dean), the Muslim Chaplain is responsible for supporting Emory’s diverse Muslim student community spiritually and culturally; offering a variety of religious, spiritual, educational, cultural, service, and social programs for the Muslim community and for all students, faculty and staff at Emory.


  • Provide outreach to the Muslim community and help to connect, coordinate, and build resources for Muslim life at Emory
  • Lead or coordinate religious and educational programming and provide pastoral care, as well as leadership in community service, social justice, and interfaith initiatives
  • Work with the Dean of Religious Life to relate with university leaders and stakeholders across the university to ensure a pluralistic campus climate and accommodation in academic policies, sacred space, dining, housing, and other needs
  • Work with students, faculty, and staff and serve as a liaison to families, alumni, and the wider community, while also attending to administrative duties
  • Partner with the chaplaincy team to foster and encourage cross-community interfaith programs aligned with the vision and goals of Emory’s Spiritual Life Strategic Plan
  • Support a pluralistic approach to the tradition—supporting the practice of all major branches of Islam.


  • Graduate degree or equivalent training in Islamic studies, divinity, theology, religion, philosophy, chaplaincy, or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in chaplaincy/religious leadership or young adult/campus ministry within and across the Muslim community, which may include internships
  • Demonstrated experience in interfaith dialogue, engagement, and leadership and social justice awareness
  • Experience in higher education and understanding of young adult development through a student empowerment and community-organizing approach
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Program planning, implementation, and assessment skills
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information
  • Utmost discretion and highest standards of professional ethics


Emory University is one of the worlds leading institutions of higher education, with an international reputation for path-breaking scholarship and research, engaged teaching, and innovative health care delivery. With a mission to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity,” Emory University seeks to lead through moral and ethical engagement, discovery, and innovation. A member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1995, the University benefits from collaboration and synergy among its nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. These schools include Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Oxford College, School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Candler School of Theology, School of Law, Goizueta Business School, Laney Graduate School, and Rollins School of Public Health.

Emorys majestic main campus is in Atlantas historic Druid Hills suburb and is home to 8,149 undergraduates and 7,740 graduate and professional students. Emorys reach and impact extend far beyond its Atlanta and Oxford campuses. The Universitys 36,000 employees — including more than 11,000 faculty and staff and 24,000 Emory Healthcare employees — make it the largest private employer in the Atlanta metropolitan area and multiply Emorys economic impact throughout the region and the state. Emory University strives to provide a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive campus as an essential part of a community of academic excellence.


Emory University has partnered with Keeling & Associates in this search process.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your qualifications and experience, preferably in PDF format, to recruiting@KeelingAssociates.com. The subject line of the email should read Emory—Muslim Chaplain.” Confidential inquiries and nominations should be addressed to Dr. Shadia Sachedina, Consultant at Keeling & Associates, at ssachedina@keelingassociates.com. Applications received by March 22 will receive full consideration. The process will continue until the position is filled.

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

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