Our members have access to job postings, the JSTOR Religious Studies Collection, grant opportunities, and online training for job seekers, among other resources. We also produce best practice documents, guides, webinars, and podcasts available to members and non-members alike.

Affinity Benefits

AAR members have access to deals and discounts that let you save on books, travel, technology, and more.

Employment Listings

Current AAR members can search employment listings in relevant disciplines through our job board, managed jointly with the Society of Biblical Literature. New postings are added regularly, including faculty positions, editorial jobs, administration openings, and ministerial roles.

Grant Programs

We maintain several grant programs for members. Eligible applicants can seek funding for regional development grants, travel grants to attend our Annual Meeting, public engagement fellowships and seed grants, and research grants for international dissertation work, collaboration with other scholars, and individual projects.

Beyond the Professoriate

Through a partnership with Beyond the Professoriate, we offer members access to an e-learning platform designed to help scholars pursue careers within and outside academia. Beyond the Professoriate offers webinars, forums, classes, and quizzes on topics such as interview skills, resume writing, and networking, among many others. 

Research Tools

AAR members have special access to JSTOR's Religious Studies Collection, current and back issues of JAAR online, and discounts on numerous book series and journals.

Guides and Best Practices

Over the years, AAR working groups have produced numerous resources, including guides on getting published and presenting at our Annual Meeting as well as best practices for working with the media, teaching about religion, and evaluating digital scholarship.

Webinars and Podcasts

We facilitate and produce webinars and podcasts on topics aimed to help scholars of religion advance their careers, reach new audiences, and navigate the challenges inherent to academic work. 

Wabash Disability Pedagogy Grant Outcomes

In 2021, the American Academy of Religion received a grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion to bring together a group to discuss the state of disability pedagogy in theological and religious education in North America. Between 2021 and 2023, a group of scholars, students, and pastors who specialize in faith and disability met to discuss numerous topics, including: the opportunities and challenges of expanding disability pedagogy within our institutions, the experiences of disabled students in theological education, and the opportunities for increased collaboration and intersectional work within theological education that includes disability.

Syllabus Collection

This collaboration with the Wabash Center and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) makes available nearly 1,000 syllabi submitted by professors in a wide variety of subfields in religious and theological studies.

Data and Studies

We've conducted and supported a number of studies and data collection efforts on topics related to the academic study of religion, and we continue to promote relevant, timely data collection and analysis.

Hot Topics

AAR Program Units offer support to members by providing vetted resources such as books, articles, websites, podcasts, videos, etc., around particular topics.

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Have you recently published a book, won an award, or received recognition for a milestone in your career? Let us know! AAR members can submit a member note for promotion in official AAR channels.

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