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The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University seeks to appoint a three-year lecturer in the Modern Middle East with a focus on Iran or Turkey. By “modern,” we mean encompassing at least the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. We welcome various disciplines, including, but not limited to, political, economic, social or cultural history. The lecturer will teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students and will have excellent skills teaching with sources in the relevant primary languages. The teaching load is 2/2. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. The position is for three years, with the second two years contingent on a satisfactory performance review during the first year.


Candidates are required to have a doctorate by the time the appointment begins. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching, advising, and research is desired.


Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Candidates are encouraged to apply by May 1, 2022; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.


  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices)
  4. Research statement
  5. Contact information for three to five references
  6. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.


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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.



Carrie Mountain

Phone: 617-496-6055

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