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The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for The Daryabari Professor of Iranian Studies (at the rank of tenured associate professor or tenure track assistant professor), with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.

Applications are encouraged from scholars with rigorous training in the history and culture of Iran (broadly defined), a strong record of distinguished research and publication, and demonstrated excellence in teaching (at both undergraduate and graduate levels). Since the successful candidate will be leading departmental and campus efforts to build a vibrant interdisciplinary program of Iranian studies, a strong interest in, commitment to, and capacity for program building are also necessary. Period of specialization within Iranian Studies is open. Preference will be given to individuals focusing on ancient Iranian studies. Preference will also be given to applicants with a strong interdisciplinary emphasis.

Minimum Basic Qualification: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field of Iranian Studies, completed by the application date; demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

Additional qualifications: mastery of relevant primary source languages, to be met by the appointment start date.

Preferred qualifications: commitment to program building; and willingness to actively participate in the NES Department and affiliated interdisciplinary programs.

Documents Requirements
Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter that includes current and future research plans and teaching philosophy; 2) a current C.V.; 3) a writing sample (no more than twenty-five pages); and 4) three letters of reference. 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.

Applications must be received by March 3, 2017. Please direct inquiries to:

Where to apply:
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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:

Colgate University – Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Islamic Studies


Colgate University’s Department of Religion and Program in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Islamic Studies beginning fall semester 2017. Candidates with expertise in Islam in any period or region are encouraged to apply, although the Classical Period is preferred. The position will be a joint position in both the Religion Department and the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MIST) program. Knowledge of relevant languages is required. Familiarity with the discipline of Religious Studies is desirable, as is knowledge of the social, political, and historical study of Islamic civilizations. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. An annual five-course teaching assignment may include introductory courses in Religion and/or MIST, and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

A letter of application, statement of teaching, CV, and three letters of reference must be submitted through Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter and/or teaching statement how their teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin January 30, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

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