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The Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Persian literature and culture, funded by an endowment gift from Bita Daryabari. Candidates should combine a research specialization with the ability to teach a broad range of courses across Persian literature. Comparative and/or theoretical approaches are welcome.

Applicants will be expected have the PhD in hand by the appointment start date of 9/1/2015 and to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Native or near-native fluency in Persian (and English) is expected. In addition to participating in Comparative Literature within the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, the successful candidate will have significant involvement in the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies.

All applications materials must be submitted online via (direct link: “ For full consideration, please transmit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests (no more than three (3) pages), teaching evaluations (if applicable), a writing sample the length of a typical research article or book chapter, along with three confidential letters of reference, (to the attention of DLCL Persian Search Committee Chair) by November 1, 2014.

Inquiries (only) should be directed to Christine Onorato, Department Administrator, 650-723-4183, (, or Allen Sciutto at 650-724-1240 or ( Our street mailing address is DLCL/Comparative Literature, Bldg 01-260, Room 117, 450 Serra Mall, Pigott Hall, Stanford, CA 94305-2031. However please be sure to submit your application and materials at

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, protected veterans and individual with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions. 

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