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The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for the full-time position of Visiting Professor or Adjunct Professor in Assyrian Studies, offered through the Avimaleck Betyousef Foundation. The position has an expected start date of July 1, 2020 for a period of three years. The formal title will be determined by the qualifications of the individual selected to hold the position.

Applications are encouraged from scholars with rigorous training in any period of Assyrian culture, art, or language (including, but not limited to, ancient Assyria, Syriac studies, Neo-Aramaic, and modern Assyrian diaspora). Preference will be given to individuals whose research has strong foundations in philology, art history, or material culture studies. Those in the field of Diaspora Studies are also encouraged to apply.In addition to teaching responsibilities, duties include engagement with Assyrian communities in the area and with students of Assyrian descent on the UC Berkeley campus. The successful candidate is expected to have an active research agenda.

Basic Qualifications:
PhD or equivalent international degree, or PhD candidacy or equivalent international degree stage, at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Mastery of relevant primary source languages where relevant.
• Experience teaching at the college level.
• Potential for successful advising and mentoring of students.
• Potential for program development and designing new courses.
• Ability to organize and carry out activities that engage with the Assyrian community in the area.

Preference is for a visiting faculty who can teach topics from a diachronic perspective and to include courses at the introductory level.

When applying, applicants will be asked to provide contact information for referees, and must then request letters through the application system. Additional writing and teaching materials will be solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

The search is opened until filled. Please direct inquiries to:

Where to apply:
The University is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty and has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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