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Call for Applications: Associate Professor of Iranian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

December 15, 2019

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a position in Iranian Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.Applications are encouraged from scholars with rigorous training in the languages and cultures (textual and/or material) of Iran (broadly defined) and with a research specialization within the period from antiquity to the advent of Islam. Preference will be given to individuals whose research has strong philological and/or material cultural foundations.We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.Basic Qualifications:PhD or equivalent international degree, or enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.Preferred qualifications: *Mastery of relevant primary source languages or material cultures in a field of Iranian Studies.*Philological and/or material cultural methods as foundation of research. Research in any period period from antiquity to the advent of Islam.When applying, applicants will be asked to provide contact information for referees. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must then request letters through the application system. For the applicants at the Associate Professor level letters will be required for the finalists. 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 (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.Applications must be received by December 15, 2019. Please direct inquiries to: [email protected] to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02227The University is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty and has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.