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The Yale Program in Iranian Studies, part of the Council on Middle East Studies, accepts applications for the Ehsan Yarshater-Persian Heritage Foundation Fellowship in Iranian and Persian Studies for 2021-22.


The Post-Doctoral Associate will teach one undergraduate seminar in the Fall or Spring semester, pursue their own research, and help to organize the activities of the Yale Program in Iranian Studies (YPIS). Post-doctoral Associates are expected to work collaboratively with the Council on Middle East Studies and be in residence from August 2021 to May 2022.


We will accept applications from October 2020 and review will begin in early January 2021.


Applicants in all fields of humanities and social, political and environmental sciences who have recently received their PhDs or are in the early stages of their academic career may apply.


To apply, please send a one-page statement, Curriculum Vitae, short synopsis of a viable research project, and draft of a syllabus for a 13-week seminar. You will also need to have two letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf.


All materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio:


Please contact Cristin Siebert by email,, for any questions related to the application process. You may visit the Program in Iranian Studies website here:


Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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