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The Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for tenure-track or tenured position in the field of pre-Islamic Iranian Studies.

Job requirements: Comprehensive knowledge of pre-Islamic Iranian history from the beginning of the Achaemenian period to the rise of Islam; knowledge of the history of religions in Iran; first-hand acquaintance with the historical, literary and religious sources relating to Iran (in its widest historical definition, i.e. including the relevant areas of Central Asia). Acquaintance with and interest in the cultural and political contacts of Iran with neighbouring cultures in different periods, in particular those of Judaism and Christianity, is desirable. An ability to teach and do research in the languages of ancient Iran is an advantage. The eligible candidates should be in possession of a doctoral degree in one of the following fields: History, Archaeology, Iranian Languages, Religious Studies, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Classical Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Linguistics, Art History, or any other appropriate field. The language of instruction at the Hebrew University is Hebrew, but candidates who do not possess a mastery of Hebrew will be given the time to acquire facility with Hebrew during the first years of their appointment.

Only candidates with Ph.D. will be considered.

Responsibilities include teaching required and elective courses in candidate’s field(s) of specialization (at the B.A. and M.A. degree levels) and related disciplines. The main language of instruction is Hebrew. Successful candidates are expected to conduct independent and original research at the highest academic level, demonstrate academic leadership, apply for Israeli and international research grants, and cooperate with other researchers within the Faculty of Humanities and other Faculties.

Complete applications must be submitted by November 2, 2014.

For the list of documents to be submitted and other relevant information, please visit:

For more information, please contact Dr. Julia Rubanovich at


Dr. Julia Rubanovich
Dept. of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt Scopus 91905

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