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Roshan Institute for Persian Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland seeks applications for a position as a full-time lecturer, professional track, beginning Fall 2020. Candidates should have a track record in teaching Persian language as well as the ability to offer undergraduate courses taught in English in one or more of the following areas: Iranian art, society and culture, and social media. Through teaching both upper- and lower-division language and culture courses, the Roshan Lecturer will play a key role in attracting talented undergraduates to UMD’s Persian program and familiarizing them with contemporary Iran.  Applicants must have a commitment to excellence in teaching; native or near-native fluency in Persian and English; and a Ph.D. in hand by August 2020. Experience with fundraising is a plus.

To apply, please submit a copy of your CV, personal statement, and two syllabi (one for a language course, and one for a content course) designed, and preferably already taught, by the applicant, along with contact information for three references who will be asked to provide a confidential letter of recommendation, all through the University of Maryland online employment application system at:  Priority will be given to applications received by March 27, 2020. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. This position is contingent on the continued availability of funds.

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures seeks to investigate and engage with the linguistic, cultural, cinematic, and literary worlds of speakers of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, as well as questions surrounding language learning itself. Its 15 units are organized into 7 Departments (Arabic; East Asian Languages and Cultures; French and Italian; Germanic Studies; Persian; Russian; Spanish and Portuguese); 4 independent programs (Central European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies; Film Studies; Hebrew; Second Language Acquisition); the Center for East Asian Studies; Roshan Institute for Persian Studies; the Language House Living-Learning Program, and the Summer Institute. To learn more about the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, please visit our website at:

The University of Maryland is an EOE/AA Employer Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities are Encouraged to Apply. 

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