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The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Asian Studies ( invites applications for a tenure-track position in Persian studies with support from the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2016. The Department seeks a promising scholar and teacher who will actively contribute to the intellectual mission of a research institution. Candidates must be able to teach Persian language courses at the advanced level and participate in the continued development of the Department’s program in Persian studies. Interest in developing public programs is desirable. PhD in hand or near completion in Persian studies, Persian language and literature, or related field is required. Native or near-native fluency in Persian and English and demonstrated potential for innovative scholarship are also required. Candidates whose research and teaching interests include fields such as language, literature, cultural studies, intellectual history, gender studies, visual studies, performance studies, and other related fields are encouraged to apply.  A candidate hired without PhD in hand by the date of appointment will be appointed as Instructor.

Qualified applicants should submit an online application at    Application materials should include a detailed letter, CV, sample syllabi, and a writing sample. Paper or email applications will not be accepted.

Applicants will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of four professional references at the time of application.  Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of recommendation.

Inquiries may be sent to

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2015.  The search will remain open until the position is filled.

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