1. Lecturer at Raden Santri Islamic Education College (STIT) Gresik (1991-1996).
2. Lecturer at Muhammadiyah University, Gresik (1994-1996).
3. Senior Lecturer at Pancawahana Islamic Education College (STIT), Bangil (1994-1995).
4. Professor at the Mine Technology of National Development University (UPN) Yogyakarta (2000
5. Professor at Adisucipto Technology College, Yogyakarta (2004-2013)
6. Professor at the Faculty of Tarbiyah, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta (1995
7. Professor at the Master Program of the University of Quranic Sciences (UNSIQ), Wonosobo,
Central Java (2008 – now)
8. Professor at Master and PhD Program of the State Islamic University of Purwokerto, Central
Java (2013 – 2016).
9. Professor at Master Program of the Institute of Sunan Giri (INSURI) Ponorogo, East Java, (2013)
10. Professor at PhD Program of the State Islamic University of Banten, West Java (2019 – now)
11. Professor at Sunan Ampel State Islamic University of Surabaya (2020 – now)
1. Director of Alkhairiyah Foundation, Surabaya (1994-2001).
2. Secretary of the Information Center for Alumni and Labour Manpower (2001-2003)
3. Researcher at Center for Developing Islamic Education (CDIE), Faculty of Tarbiyah, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta (2004 – 2009)
4. Head of the Research Center for Education Institution and Policy or ReCEIP (2005 – 2011)
5. Member of the Movement for Islamic Education Improvement (Gerakan Usaha Pembaharuan Pendidikan Islam) in Jakarta (2009 – 2012)
6. Research Division of the Community of Indonesia Education Researchers (Masyarakat Peneliti Pendidikan Indonesia, MPPI) (2011 – 2014)
7. Vice-Coordinator of the Private Islamic Higher Education (KOPERTAIS) District III Special Region of Yogyakarta (2010-2011)