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The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position in Persian and Iranian Studies at the Assistant Professor level, to begin in the fall semester 2017.

For a full copy of the job ad as posted on the University of Arizona Human Resources website and application form, please see:

The UA features an extensive program in Middle Eastern and North African Studies, with scholars located across the university. MENAS is home to an Arabic Flagship program. SBS departments currently offer Persian and Iranian Studies courses related to anthropology, cinema, Persian language, literature, and linguistics. Also located in SBS are the American Institute of Maghrib Studies; Arizona Center for Judaic Studies; Center for Middle Eastern Studies, a Title VI National Resource Center; and the Middle East Studies Association. Tucson features a vibrant Iranian community in addition to a strong Iranian student organization.

The successful candidate will join interdisciplinary communities of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and Middle East and North African studies specialists, including Persian and Iranian Studies.

A Ph.D. upon date of hire is required, as is a demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching; the areas of specialization and discipline are open. However, scholars of Iranian history and literature are particularly encouraged to apply.

The School seeks to hire a candidate who is able to work with diverse students and colleagues and one who is familiar with a variety of teaching methods. She/he will play a key role in developing the newly established Roshan Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Persian and Iranian Studies at the University of Arizona. Review of application materials will begin October 14, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.


Job Title: Assistant Professor

Posting Number: F20656

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