Via SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM LISTSERV on February 6, 2014:

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, seeks to appoint a tenure-track or tenured professor in Persian literature and cultures. This position is OPEN RANK.  Tenure-Track and Tenured professors are welcome to apply.

While the specific area of specialization is open, the candidate must have a thorough knowledge of classical Persian literature from the eleventh century to the seventeenth century. In addition, the candidate should show some familiarity with the broader historical and cultural contexts within which classical Persian literature developed, both within and beyond Iran. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2014. The appointee will teach and advise both undergraduate and graduate level students. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

Ph.D. required by expected start date.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is required. Candidates for a tenured appointment should also evince intellectual leadership in the field and exhibit potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( no later than March 31, 2014:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3  Teaching Statement
4. Research Statement

Candidates for a tenure-track position are required to submit names and contact information of 3-5 references.  Three letters of recommendation are also required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted.

Tenure-Track applicants please apply using the following portal:

Tenured applicants please apply using the following portal:

Applications will be received only via the Harvard Employment web site,

Contact information:

Professor Ali Asani
Chair, Search Committee

[email protected]

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