The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Persian Literature, to begin Fall 2016. Applicants’ primary research focus should be on modern Persian literature and culture. Candidates with additional demonstrated competence in teaching pre-modern Persian literature and in Persian language pedagogy are especially sought. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced undergraduate, as well as graduate, courses. Ph.D. is expected by July, 2016. Applications are to be submitted on-line at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/697. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, statement of research interests, and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and the process will continue until the position is filled. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see:http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/ diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.