Associate Professor Salih Yucel completed his Bachelor of Islamic Theology – a five-year program and equivalent to undergraduate and Masters Degree – at the University of Ankara in 1982. He undertook various ecclesiastical roles for ten years for the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Turkey. Subsequent to attaining his Australian permanent-resident status, he completed Master of Theology at the University of Sydney in 1996. He continued his postgraduate studies in United States and completed his doctorate at Boston University in 2007. His doctoral research was on "The Effect of Prayer on Muslim Patients Well-being"
Salih also worked as a Muslim Chaplain at Harvard Medical School's hospitals for seven years. After ten years in the United States, he returned to Australia in 2007. A/Prof. Yucel worked as lecturer and senior lecturer at Centre for Religious Studies at Monash University between 2008-2014. Currently he teaches at the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation at Charles Sturt University in Sydney. He is also Provisional CPE Supervisor.
He is author of four books, co-author of one book and number of articles and book chapters.
Associate Professor, Lecturer, Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation, Charles Sturt University, Sydney, January 2015 – present (0.6)
Associate Professor, Lecturer (0.4) at Australian Catholic University, April 2017-present
Associate Professor, Course Director, Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation, Charles Sturt University, Sydney January 2015- August 2016
Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies, January 2012-2014, Monash University, Melbourne
Lecturer in Islamic Studies, January 2008- December 2011, Monash University, Melbourne
Research Fellow, Durham University, UK, July- November, 2013
Visiting Scholar, State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, February- June , 2018
Imam: Redfern Mosque, Sydney, 1987-1992
Volunteer Muslim Chaplain, Randwick Hospital, Westmead Hospital, Sydney (1990-1997)
Muslim Chaplain, NSW Corrective Services, Sydney, 1991-1997
Volunteer Muslim Chaplain, Mt Sinai Hospital, New York,1999-2000
Muslim Chaplain, Brigham and Women Hospital, (0.8) Boston,(Harvard Medical School’s health institution) 2001-2007
Muslim Chaplain, Boston Children Hospital, Boston (part-time) (Harvard Medical School’s health institution) 2006-2007
Muslim Chaplain. Plymouth Correctional Centre, MA, USA (4 hours per week) 2006-2007
Volunteer Muslim Chaplain, Monash Medical Centre, 2010-2014
"Minare Yasagi ve Neo Con Oryantalizm," (Banning Minaret and Neo Conservative Orientalism), Star Gazetesi (Turkish daily newspaper), 21 December, 2009.
AIS salary support: $324000 , Monash University 2008-2014
CSU PAcT Indigenous research grant: $6150