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The Institute of Iranian Studies (IfI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria seeks applications from scholars in the field of Iranian studies for one full-time three-year fixed term post-doctoral research position to be filled by October 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants working in any area of Iranian studies or other relevant disciplines with an emphasis on Iran are encouraged to apply. The applicant is expected to work on a research project in her/his field of specialization.

Applicants must have received the Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree before July 1, 2015.

Only electronic submissions in standard document formats (preferably pdf) via email to will be accepted.

Please submit the following application materials:

  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. One writing sample (a scholarly paper or book or dissertation chapter)
  3. A brief (500-750 words) statement on the research project the applicant would like to pursue during the term of the fellowship.

Only complete applications submitted before August 15, 2015 will be considered. Telephone or skype interviews with short-listed candidates may be scheduled during the first week of September.

For questions or further information contact Dr. Florian Schwarz at

The Institute of Iranian Studies (IfI), a research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, is located in Vienna, the capital of Austria. The IfI carries out research on a wide range of themes in Iranian Studies and is dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary dialogue. Its international and diverse research staff works on the history, linguistics, literature and art history of Iran and the Persianate world from antiquity to the modern period. For more information on the IfI see


The Austrian Academy of Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.

The annual gross salary for this position is 40523,00 EUR for full-time (40 hours/week) employment.

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