Job Announcements

Lecturer in Persian (Part-Time)
The Department of Middle Eastern South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University invites applications for adjunct faculty to teach three Persian language courses per year and perform other duties associated with the Persian Language Program. Appointment is from September 1, 2016 and ends on May 31, 2017. We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to teaching languages for academic purposes. This is a part-time position. Preference will be given to applicants who have a Ph.D., but those with a Master’s degree and at least 1 year of language teaching experience are also encouraged to apply. Native or near-native fluency in Persian and English, foreign language instruction experience on a collegiate level, and an oral proficiency based approach are required. All applications must be submitted online and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, and three letters of recommendation. For more information and to apply go to: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62525 . Applications will be reviewed starting 05/01/2016


Teaching Associate in Persian (Temporary)
The Department of Near Eastern Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, invites applications for a temporary position as a Teaching Associate in Persian language for one semester, August 16 – December 31, 2016. The successful candidate will teach two courses: Elementary and Intermediate Persian/Farsi. Minimum requirements are: a Masters’ Degree in a related field such as Persian Literature, Linguistics or Comparative Literature; experience teaching Persian language at the university level; and demonstrated commitment to innovative methods of language instruction. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7198. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We actively encourage applications of women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.


Lecturer in Persian (Full-Time)
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in Persian language beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. The position is renewable based on performance and department needs. Responsibilities include teaching three quarters of Persian annually at the first- and second-year levels (six courses) plus two upper division undergraduate courses in modern and classical Persian literature in translation. We are especially interested in candidates with specialization in modern and classical Persian prose literature and/or poetry. The successful candidate will also be the assistant coordinator of the Iranian internship program and have responsibilities for assisting with related cocurricular programming. Minimum Qualifications: MA or Ph.D. in relevant academic field; native command of Persian and English; and excellent record of teaching experience of undergraduates at the college level. Experience in coordinating programs and institutions highly desirable.,The department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. UCSB has recently been designated a Hispanic serving institution under the U.S. Department of Education?s guidelines (where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of total enrollment). For information on our department please visit our website at www.religion.ucsb.edu
To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to UC Recruit, at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00706. Complete applications received by May 31, 2016, will receive full review. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Kathleen Moore, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies.,The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Lecturer in Persian
The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies within the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland seeks applicants for a position as a full-time (40 hours per week), 9-month lecturer, professional track, beginning Fall 2016.  Contract is renewable contingent on performance and availability of funding.
This position will play an important role in the undergraduate program and its management team.  Along with teaching (6-8 credits per semester), duties include developing and promoting cultural programs, serving as Persian liaison to the Language House, designing and organizing “beyond the classroom” activities for students of Persian, and supporting recruitment efforts.  Other duties as assigned.
For information on the mission, programs, and intellectual life of the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies, see http://sllc.umd.edu/persian.
Requirements include:  successful teaching record in Persian in a UG higher education setting (5 year minimum); successful record as extra-curricular coordinator or other experience with student affairs in a higher education setting; native/near-native fluency in Persian language and culture and English.  Experience with fundraising a plus. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references through the University of Maryland online employment application system at https://ejobs.umd.edu/.
For best consideration, materials should be received by April 10, 2016. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.


Lecturer in Persian – University of California, Davis. Classics Program and Middle East/South Asia Studies Program
The University of California, Davis Classics Program and the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program announce a lecturer position to teach Persian in a new program. Primary duties are to teach eight (8) courses at the elementary and intermediate level over three quarters, with the possibility of renewal. In addition to teaching duties, the instructor must hold a minimum of two regularly scheduled office hours per week to provide students with the opportunity for consultation outside of the classroom.
Applicant must have a M.A. or a Ph.D. or be A.B.D in Persian or a related field. Applicant should have experience teaching Persian as a second language at the college level or related experience in second language teaching. Appointment dates are July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Position is renewable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience.
For full consideration, please apply by March 10, 2016. The position will remain open until filled. All materials and information should be submitted electronically. To apply, go to the following URL: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00862 . The following materials are required when applying: please send a letter of application indicating the texts and methods that you have used in Persian instruction, a CV, two sets of evaluations, two syllabi, sample tests and quizzes, and three letters of reference.
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.


Summer job opportunity as resident director for Persian study abroad program in Tajikistan


Lecturer in Persian Language, UC Berkley


Assistant Professor of Persian, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Instructor – Persian

Faculty of Oriental Studies – Oxford University
Grade 6: £27,057 – £32,277 with a discretionary range to £35,256 p.a.

Applications are invited for a full-time Instructorship in Persian, to commence on 1 October 2015. Teaching and research in Persian has a long and distinguished history at Oxford, and the Instructor will join a team of scholars in Persian and Iranian Studies, and related fields. The Instructor will be expected to give between 15 and 20 hours of instruction in every week of the University’s full term and to undertake administration, course development and examining when required.
Candidates must have a native or equivalent command of Persian and be fluent in English; demonstrate a commitment to dynamic and effective language teaching; and have experience of teaching Persian as a foreign language in a university or equivalent higher educational institution. A first degree or postgraduate qualification in Persian language, language pedagogy or applied linguistics (or another relevant field in which Persian language forms the focus) would be an advantage.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=117710
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 27 April 2015.


Faculty Research Assistant – Persian 

Open Date: Feb 18, 2015
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Position Class: Researcher

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is seeking a faculty research assistant (FRA) to join in linguistic research in Persian (Farsi and/or Dari). The projects will support CASL’s mission to conduct state-of-the-art research in areas that result in improved performance on language tasks relevant to the work of government language professionals. The FRA’s initial assignment will be to provide research and administrative support to projects with a Persian (Farsi and/or Dari) language focus and/or components.

Duties: Responsibilities include linguistic analysis, pronunciation and audio file development, preparation of pedagogical materials, morphology, lexicography, native speaker fieldwork and literature reviews. The FRA will also assist the project with administrative duties, such as helping to prepare progress reports, schedule meetings, and take minutes during meetings.
Compensation for this position is competitive commensurate with experience and education.

Qualifications: Bachelor required. Masters preferred. Knowledge of spoken and written Persian. Candidates must have self motivation, a demonstrated work ethic, and an ability and willingness to learn to work with quantitative research methods, corpus linguistics, and computer applications for linguistic and phonetic research. The successful candidate will work as a member of a larger team and be motivated to receive training as needed. Familiarity with government and defense-related foreign language activities will be a plus. Experience with phonetic (e.g. PRAAT) or speech technology software (ASR, TTS), Linux and any scripting language is a plus.

Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain the appropriate security clearance.
CASL, established in 2003, is the nation’s 10th university-affiliated research center. Its mission is to conduct state-of-the-science research that results in improved performance on language tasks relevant to the work of government language professionals. Our research focuses on improving knowledge of less commonly taught languages; enhancing the acquisition and maintenance of foreign language capability by government professionals; advancing the capacity to use foreign language skills in a government professions; and improving the quality of human language technology. For more information, please visit www.casl.umd.edu

Application: For best consideration please apply online by March 5, 2015. You will need to submit a cover letter, resume, list of references containing the contact information for three professional referees, and up to three writing samples. The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Apply: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/32103


Persian Lecturer
Columbia University

The Department of Middle Eastern South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University announces an opening in Persian language instruction to be filled at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline, beginning July 1, 2015. This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewals contingent on successful reviews.

We are seeking a professional language teacher with a serious commitment to teaching languages for academic purposes as well as developing pedagogical materials and incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum. Preference will be given to those with a solid grounding in Persian humanities. Responsibilities will include teaching 6 courses per year and performing other duties for the Persian language program such as curriculum development and language placement.
A Ph.D. in Persian is preferred, but those with a Master’s degree and considerable language teaching experience are encouraged to apply. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.
Native or near-native fluency in Persian and English, foreign language instruction experience, and an oral proficiency based approach are required.
All applications must be submitted online and must include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and sample teaching materials.

For more information and to apply, please go to Academic Jobs – Columbia University
The review of applications will begin February 10, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


University of Michigan
Assistant Professor of Iranian Literary and Cultural Studies

How to Apply
Prospective candidates should submit a letter of application, together with curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if any), copies of research publications, three letters of reference, and course syllabi. The PhD is required prior to appointment.
Application materials, except letters of reference, must be submitted electronically. Please submit your materials as email attachments to: iranianstudies@sharepoint.umich.edu. The subject of your email must appear as follows: ?Last name, First name.? For example: Doe, Jane.
Letters of recommendation should be emailed as PDF files to iranianstudies@umich.edu.
To be assured consideration, applications must be received by January 5, 2015. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. All applications will be acknowledged.

Job Summary
The Department of Near Eastern Studies (NES) at the University of Michigan invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position specializing in Iranian Literary and Cultural Studies expected to begin September 1, 2015. This is a university-year (nine-month) appointment.

Desired Qualifications*
We are looking for a candidate who can complement both our Iranian Studies program and our sister fields (Arabic, Armenian, Turkish/Ottoman and Hebrew) in NES that focus on language, culture, and history. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Persian poetry and prose from the medieval to the modern era. They will be part of a program on Persian language, literature, and culture designed to develop linguistic, literary, and methodological skills for scholarly research as well as for our undergraduate majors. Candidates should have a thorough grounding in Persian with a disciplinary focus on comparative literatures, cultural studies, gender studies and/or visual studies.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Job link: http://umjobs.org/job_detail/103583/assistant_professor_of_iranian_literary_and_cultural_studies


Harvard University
Preceptor in Persian

Harvard University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Preceptor in Persian

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations seeks applications for a Preceptor in Persian position beginning July 2015. The position is for one year, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years pending enrollments and performance. Teaching duties will include a minimum of five courses per year, including instruction in Persian language from the introductory to the advanced levels. The successful applicant should be well versed on the issues of teaching Persian as a foreign language, and have experience in teaching all levels of Persian language, both classical and modern. Specialization in Persian literature, linguistics and culture, or intellectual history is highly desirable. A strong doctoral record is preferred. A dossier including a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information ONLY for three referees, should be submitted no later than November 30, 2014. All applications must be submitted via the Harvard faculty employment web site: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5708 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Contact email: nelc@fas.harvard.edu We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Stanford University
Assistant Professor of Persian Literature and Culture

The Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Persian literature and culture, funded by an endowment gift from Bita Daryabari. Candidates should combine a research specialization with the ability to teach a broad range of courses across Persian literature. Comparative and/or theoretical approaches are welcome.

Applicants will be expected have the PhD in hand by the appointment start date of 9/1/2015 and to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Native or near-native fluency in Persian (and English) is expected. In addition to participating in Comparative Literature within the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, the successful candidate will have significant involvement in the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies.

All applications materials must be submitted online via www.AcademicJobsOnline.org (direct link:  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4283). For full consideration, please transmit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests (no more than three (3) pages), teaching evaluations (if applicable), a writing sample the length of a typical research article or book chapter, along with three confidential letters of reference, (to the attention of DLCL Persian Search Committee Chair) by November 1, 2014.

Inquiries (only) should be directed to Christine Onorato, Department Administrator, 650-723-4183, (conorato@stanford.edu), or Allen Sciutto at 650-724-1240 or (allen.sciutto@stanford.edu). Our street mailing address is DLCL/Comparative Literature, Bldg 01-260, Room 117, 450 Serra Mall, Pigott Hall, Stanford, CA 94305-2031. However please be sure to submit your application and materials at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4283.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.  It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, protected veterans and individual with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.


University of Virginia
Lecturer in Persian Language Teaching (full-time)

The University of Virginia’s Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for a full-time lectureship in Persian language teaching, beginning Fall 2014. We are looking for a professional, skilled language instructor with particular competence in modern Persian and a serious commitment to teaching. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in both Persian and in English. This position requires an advanced degree (M.A. or Ph.D.) in: Persian language, literature, or linguistics; second language pedagogy; or a related field. Teaching responsibilities include first- and second-year language classes, as well as advanced language courses. The teaching load is twelve to fifteen contact hours per week. To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@ UVA, and electronically attach a current CV and a statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, please attach a sample syllabus for a first-year-level semester-long course where “other” document is indicated. Search on posting 0613840. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the letter writers by email attachment to Professor Robert A. Hueckstedt, Chair, Persian Search Committee, at rah2k@virginia.edu. Review of applications begins on April 30, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Robert A. Hueckstedt (434) 243-8228 rah2k@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to: Maggie vanEkeren (434) 982-2665 mvb3q@virginia.edu. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


University of Maryland, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
Visiting Assistant Professor in Persian Studies

The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland College Park invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of contemporary Iranian culture and society for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Visiting Assistant Professor will be expected to participate actively in the Institute’s academic programs and seek to enhance its public profile. Responsibilities will include teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate level, engaging in curriculum development, and participation in cultural programming. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D required (by August 1, 2014). Evidence of exceptional scholarly achievement/promise and excellence in teaching; native or near native command of Persian and English. Preferences: Preference will be given to candidates with a research specialization in literature, film and media studies. Additional Information: Writing sample must be in English. Cover letter should include a brief statement of current and future research and teaching interests. Deadline: 04/15/2014 Website/ To Apply visit: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24764.


Harvard University
Professor of Persian Literature and Cultures (open rank)

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations seeks to appoint a tenure-track or tenured professor in Persian literature and cultures. While the specific area of specialization is open, the candidate must have a thorough knowledge of classical Persian literature from the eleventh century to the seventeenth century. In addition, the candidate should show some familiarity with the broader historical and cultural contexts within which classical Persian literature developed, both within and beyond Iran. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2014. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate level. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. Ph.D. required by expected start date. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is required. Candidates for a tenured appointment should also evince intellectual leadership in the field and exhibit potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community.
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal no later than March 31, 2014:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3 Teaching Statement
4. Research Statement

Candidates for a tenure-track position are required to submit names and contact information of 3-5 references. Three letters of recommendation are also required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted.
Tenure-Track applicants please apply using the following portal: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5306
Tenured applicants please apply using the following portal: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5307
Applications will be received only via the Harvard Employment web site: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/
Contact information: Professor Ali Asani, Chair, Search Committee: aliasani@fas.harvard.edu


The Ohio State University
Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Persian

The Ohio State University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures invites applicants for a renewable, non-tenure track position to teach beginning through advanced Persian language as a lecturer or senior lecturer. Responsibilities will include teaching, curriculum development, language placement, and supervising graduate teaching assistants and other instructors. The ability to teach occasional courses on Persian literature or culture in English translation and to participate in coordinating a Persian curriculum is preferred. Salary and benefits are competitive. Qualifications: Native or near-native fluency in Persian and English; demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Persian language and culture at the college level and in the effective application of current technologies to foreign language learning. Ph.D. in Persian Studies, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, or related field, preferred. Complete applications will consist of: letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; C.V.; and recent teaching evaluations. Three letters of reference submitted independently by their authors are also requested, at least one of which should address the candidate’s teaching. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Kevin van Bladel, chair of the search committee, at vanbladel.2@osu.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 20th. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3717 . To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

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