Job Announcements

Tenure Track position as Assistant Professor and Farzaneh Chair of Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies, Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University, School of Global Studies and Partnerships, Stillwater, OK, invites applications for a Tenure Track position as Assistant Professor and Farzaneh Chair of Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies to begin August 2019. Read the job ad here.

Visiting Assistant Professorship in Iranian Studies, Middle East Studies, Brown University

Middle East Studies at Brown University is conducting a search for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Iranian Studies. The announcement is listed on the Middle East Studies website. This is the link to the application portal in Interfolio. The position is open to all disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences.

Review of applications will begin January 20, 2019. Campus visits will be conducted during February-March, 2019. The position is expected to be filled in time for academic year 2019-20.

Assistant Professor in Persian and Iranian Studies: University of Washington: College of Arts and Sciences: HUMANITIES DIVISION: Near Eastern Languages & Civilization

Location: Seattle, WA
Open Date: Nov 2, 2018
Link for Applications:


The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, University of Washington in Seattle, WA, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Persian and Iranian Studies, to begin September 2019. This is a full-time, 9-month position.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Teaching duties will include, but are not limited to, undergraduate survey courses in Persian and Iranian Studies within the frame of the Islamic world, and seminars in classical and/or modern Persian language, literature and culture. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to University and departmental committees, the multiple graduate programs in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Washington, as well as to community outreach efforts. The successful applicant will be expected to develop curricula and teaching materials, to engage in team-teaching, and to train and supervise teaching assistants.

Our faculty, staff, and students are intellectually engaged with the ways that race, gender identity, sexuality, ability, class, and ethnicity intersect and shape the human experience, both within the educational experience and outside of it.  Through this work, we encourage all members of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization to think critically about the world around them and engage actively.


Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Persian and/or Iranian Studies or a related field by the date of appointment and have native or near-native fluency in both Persian and English. Candidates must possess at least one year of experience teaching at the college or university level.

Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by November 30, 2018.  Applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter describing research and teaching interests
  • CV
  • Examples of your written work and publications
  • Course syllabi
  • Three letters of recommendation

Any questions about application procedures may be addressed to the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at

For application use the link below:

Instructional Position to Teach Persian Language and Literature – University of Virginia
April 27, 2018

The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures (MESALC) at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track instructional position to teach Persian language and literature. This is a one-year only appointment. The appointment begins with the fall term 2018 with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2018. Field of specialization is open, but may include Persian literature, comparative literature, Iranian culture, Sufism, or cinema. Evidence of excellent teaching and commitment to interdisciplinary work is required.

The successful applicant will have native or near-native fluency in Persian and English. The ability to teach introductory and specialized Persian courses both in Persian and in English is a requirement.

Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Persian Literature or a related field, by the time of appointment, will be considered for the rank of Assistant Professor, General Faculty, with a teaching load of two courses per semester.

Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation (ABD) will be considered for the rank of lecturer, with a teaching load of three courses per semester.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVA and electronically attach the following: CV, cover letter describing scholarly accomplishments and teaching experience, and a sample of relevant course syllabi (if available).

Also, under separate cover by mail or e-mail, please arrange for two (2) confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

Jean Blackwell
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
P.O.Box 4000781
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781

Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to:
Jean Blackwell,

Review of applications will begin May 14, 2018; however the position will remain open until filled.