Professor Intisar Rabb is accepting applications for J-Term student Research Assistants for work in the SHARIAsource Lab for 1 credit or for pay.

Led by Professor Rabb & Research Data Scientist Noah Tashbook, the Lab meets every other week, and is part of the Harvard Program in Islamic Law’s initiative to build data science tools to aid the study of Islamic law and history. Participation in the Lab is an opportunity for students to conduct research, data preparation, and/or text analysis on materials related to Islamic law with the use of data science tools; participants may also have opportunities to write and get short essays published on the Islamic Law Blog with acknowledgement credit as authors/student editors.

Professor Rabb is hiring 3 RAs to work on current projects in the Lab. Positions are open to all HLS students. Knowledge of Arabic and/or Persian is a plus, but not required. [Harvard students not at HLS are eligible to apply, with knowledge of Computer Science and/or Arabic language.]

Applications should be submitted via Formstack, including a single paragraph of interest, resume, and unofficial transcript, all in PDF Format. Please also include hours available per week and preference for pay or credit (must be between 8-20 hours). Position terms run through Spring 2024; there is a possibility of renewal dependent on need and performance.

DEADLINE: ASAP

TO APPLY: Submit application and materials via Formstack: https://harvardlaw.formstack.com/forms/pil_ra_application_spring23