A key part of the Jamiya Project is reconnecting Syrian academics to help open up higher education opportunities for Syrian refugee students. We are creating a cadre of Syrian and Arabic-speaking academics around the world to join the Jamiya Project, and to participate in course development, translation (or material sourcing), online tuition, online lecturing, and in-person tuition. For more information please contact

  • Who we are looking for

Syrian academics in exile and diaspora, who have trained either in Syria or overseas, as well as other Arabic-speaking academics who wish to contribute. We require academics to have working level English to work for the Jamiya Project.

  • Qualifications

We are looking for a range of qualified academics, from PhD candidates to experienced Professors in Computer Science and Applied IT, Engineering, Social Science (development studies focus desirable), Teacher training

  • Location

You can work with the Jamiya Project from anywhere in the world. We are particularly looking for academics based in the Middle East.

  • Remuneration

We anticipate academics will be remunerated for work done on the project.

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Call for mentors

The Jamiya Project Mentor Programme connects students around the world with Jamiya Project students studying in the Middle East. Mentors play a significant part in motivating Jamiya Project students to make the most of their studies, broaden their horizons and make connections overseas. Mentors play informal pastoral role by connecting online (via email or skype) once a week with students to discuss their progress and encourage their efforts. The mentor is not expected to have expert knowledge of the student's’ course of study, but instead to provide support, guidance and friendship to the student throughout their study.

We are currently looking for both Arabic and English speaking mentors for our upcoming Applied IT course, which starts in September 2016. Mentors can be located anywhere in the world - all you need is an internet connection and one hour a week to make a real difference to the education experience of Jamiya Project students. Apply below and we'll be in touch with more information.

How it Works

The Jamiya Project team will match you with a suitable student on one of our courses. We will then arrange an online introduction between you and the student, where you can fix a weekly time to discuss the student's progress. Mentors liaise with the Jamiya team every fortnight to relay feedback on the student’s experience and their own experience as a mentor.