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The University of California-Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies Program seeks a lecturer with a specialty in Iranian studies. Teaching responsibilities are two courses in Iranian studies that may include any of the following: Safavid Iran (History 190D), History of Modern Iran 1850-Present (History 193D), Topics in Regional ME/SA Studies (focusing on Iranian history, culture and society; MSA181A), and Proseminars in ME/SA Studies (also focusing on Iran; MSA182A.)

Requirements include demonstrated excellence in teaching, commitment to undergraduate education, and evidence of engagement in scholarly research. Start date 1/1/13. Preference given to candidates who have completed requirements for the Ph.D. by December 2012. Advanced A.B.D. candidates with prior teaching experience in Iranian studies may be considered.

Complete credential packet consists of a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, vita, three letters of recommendation, and copies of official graduate transcripts. Letter should be addressed to: Professor Flagg Miller, Chair of the Search Committee, Electronic applications to: mesastaff@ucdavis.edu preferred. Applications may also be submitted via regular mail to: Middle East/South Asia Studies Program, 1272 Social Sciences & Humanities, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616.

Information about the UC Davis ME/SA Program is available at mesa.ucdavis.edu. The University of California, Davis and the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship andprofessional activities, and to the development of a campus that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. Applications will continue to be reviewed until position is filled.

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