Chibli Mallat joined the faculty of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law as Professor of Middle Eastern Law and Politics in 2007. He was named Presidential Professor in 2009, and served between 2008 and 2010 as Senior Legal Advisor to the Global Justice Project: Iraq.
He also holds the EU Jean Monnet Chair of Law at Saint Joseph's University in Lebanon. He has held research and teaching positions in the US at Princeton University, Yale Law School, the University of Virginia Law School, the Library of Congress, University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law, in Europe at London University''s School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of Lyon, and in Lebanon at Saint Joseph's University and the Islamic University.
Mallat spent 2011 at Harvard law school as the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Visiting Professor of Islamic Legal Studies. He taught at Yale law school in Fall 2012 as Visiting Professor of Law and Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Senior Fellow. His latest work focuses on the philosophy of nonviolence.