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The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies invites applications for a position in the history of Iran and the Persianate world from the sixteenth century until the early twentieth century at the rank of assistant professor, to begin September 1, 2015, pending budgetary and administrative approval. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research uses Persian primary sources to examine the society, economy, religion, or politics of the Persian-speaking world and diasporas, who would complement the department’s strengths in comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the Middle East and the Muslim world. Candidates must have the Ph.D. by the time of appointment, demonstrate potential for superior scholarly accomplishment, and be prepared to teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses and to supervise doctoral dissertation research.

To apply, visit the department website at and use the “Employment” link to submit a detailed cover letter describing research and teaching experience, c.v., writing sample (an article or a dissertation/book chapter), syllabi, and three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014

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