2020 Annual Meeting

Your AAR staff continues to work toward holding the Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov. 21-24, 2020. We are aware of the uncertainty and contradictory projections related to the COVID-19 pandemic and with health and safety as a priority, we will continue monitoring the guidance of governments and health experts as we plan and make decisions. Should any changes need to be made related to the 2020 Annual Meeting, we will promptly notify you.

2020 Regional Meetings

Open Registration:

All remaining regional meetings for 2020 have been canceled

Employment Services

As the learned society representing the most comprehensive membership in the field of the study of religion, the American Academy of Religion sponsors a variety of services that assist individuals and institutions in the employment process. For any questions related to employment services, please contact

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Employment Listings

Employment Listings is the most comprehensive public record of job listings for credentialed scholars in religion. It is available online only.

While anyone, regardless of membership status, can advertise in Employment Listings, you must be a current member of the American Academy of Religion or Society of Biblical Literature to view the listings.

To view Employment Listings or to place an ad, go to the auxiliary site jointly operated by the AAR and SBL.

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Employment Center

Held every year at the AAR and SBL Annual Meetings, the Employment Center provides services designed to facilitate communication between hiring institutions and job candidates. The Employment Center features job listings, candidate credentials for review, a message center, and an interview facility.

To use the Employment Center, go to the auxiliary site jointly operated by the AAR and SBL.

Employment Trends

The AAR conducts surveys to track hiring trends in the field of religion. Results are updated annually.

Additional Resources

Employment Services periodically compiles articles and links to information that may be helpful to you in your job search.