Assistant Dean, Muslim LIfe

Job description


The Muslim Chaplain will be responsible for and to the Muslim community of students, faculty and staff at Princeton University. The chaplain's duties will include ministering (including leading of worship), counseling, advocacy, (informal) teaching, and programs aimed at enriching and enhancing the Muslim experience at Princeton. Emphasis will be on building relationships, be they within a group or on an individual basis, with students, and providing educational and worship opportunities both on campus and beyond. The Muslim Chaplain will work in coordination with the Muslim Students Association and reports to the Associate Dean of Religious Life .


As the principal representative of Islam on campus, the Muslim chaplain will also be expected to engage in ongoing dialogue and programming with other religious advisors and chaplains on campus, thereby helping to enhance the climate of interfaith dialogue, and to be a resource for the entire University community on matters of Islam, religious diversity, and interfaith dialogue. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.


Pastoral Care and chaplaincy primarily for students but including faculty and staff. Pastoral care primarily accomplished on a one-on-one basis, formally and informally, and in small groups.

Programming including overseeing Muslim Student Association programing as well as Muslim Life Program programing. Programs include lectures and lecture series, workshops, ongoing study groups, and dialogue opportunities.


Leading worship is centralized around the weekly Jumaa service but includes particular celebrations and significantly Ramadan.

Teaching opportunities both formal and informal (although not for academic credit), small group and individual sessions.

Interfaith Relations include ongoing informal relationship building primarily with Princeton’s religiously diverse chaplains, as well as programmatic opportunities.


The ideal candidate will have experience in leadership with the Muslim community; formal or informal training in counseling, pastoral care or chaplaincy; and a proven ability to thrive within an intellectually rigorous university setting. Applicants should at minimum have received a B.A., and an M.A. or Ph.D. is preferred.

Knowledge of Muslim Chaplaincy which includes knowledge and experience of chaplaincy. Knowledge required of Muslim clerical leadership.



Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Standard Weekly Hours36.25Eligible for OvertimeNoBenefits EligibleYesEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)NoPhysical Capacity Exam RequiredNoValid Driver’s License RequiredNo Experience LevelMid-Senior Level#LI-JE1




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Posted: 6/6/2021
Application Due: 8/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time