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Call for Applications: Brown University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Iranian Studies

January 20, 2019

Middle East Studies at Brown University invites applications for a two-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Iranian Studies. The position is open to all disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have wide knowledge of Iranian history and civilizations, thrive in an interdisciplinary environment, are interested in comparative and global perspectives, and have experience teaching and supervising undergraduates. The successful candidate will teach three classes a year and is expected to actively cultivate broad interest in Iranian Studies at Brown and to contribute to the intellectual life of the university. Additional funding for programming and research expenses will be considered.

The position is designed for scholars at the Assistant Professor level. Teaching experience and a record of publication and professional service are desirable. Residence in the Providence area is required for most of the duration of the appointment.

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin January 20, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, the following materials should be submitted prior to that date to the application portal in Interfolio:

  1. A cover letter stating the applicant’s academic field, area of specialization, and teaching experience.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A detailed statement describing the applicant’s research. The statement should not exceed 2,000 words, including all bibliographic references and supplementary material.
  4. Three references for scholars familiar with the applicant’s research, who will be contacted for shortlisted candidates.
  5. Writing sample.
  6. Proposed class syllabus.

Interviews will be conducted by videoconferencing. Campus visits will be conducted during February-March, 2019.


January 20, 2019
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Brown University
Providence, RI