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The Department of Near Eastern Studies (NES) at the University of Michigan invites applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position specializing in Iranian Literary and Cultural Studies expected to begin September 1, 2015. This is a university-year (nine-month) appointment.

We are looking for a candidate who can complement both our Iranian Studies program and our sister fields (Arabic, Armenian, Turkish/Ottoman and Hebrew) in NES that focus on language, culture, and history. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Persian poetry and prose from the medieval to the modern era. They will be part of a program on Persian language, literature, and culture designed to develop linguistic, literary, and methodological skills for scholarly research as well as for our undergraduate majors. Candidates should have a thorough grounding in Persian with a disciplinary focus on comparative literatures, cultural studies, gender studies and/or visual studies.

Prospective candidates should submit a letter of application, together with curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if any), copies of research publications, three letters of reference, and course syllabi. The PhD is required prior to appointment.

Application materials, except letters of reference, must be submitted electronically. Please submit your materials as email attachments  The subject of your email must appear as follows: “Last name, First name.”  For example: Doe, Jane.  Letters of recommendation should be emailed as PDF files to

To be assured consideration, applications must be received by January 5, 2015.  The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.  All applications will be acknowledged.

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