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Bita Daryabari Assistant or Associate Professor of Iranian Studies - Department of Near Eastern Studies

Recruitment Period

Open July 26th, 2019 through Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Description

Bita Daryabari Assistant or Associate Professor of Iranian Studies - Department of Near Eastern Studies

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: nes@berkeley.edu.

Where to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02227
The 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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Job location

Berkeley, CA

Levels

Bita Daryabari Assistant Professor of Iranian Studies - Department of Near Eastern Studies

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor (including those who are “senior” assistant professors near tenure). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - A cover letter that includes current and future research plans as well as teaching philosophy

  • Curriculum Vitae - A current C.V., including the list of publications

  • Writing Sample - No more than twenty-five pages

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Bita Daryabari Associate Professor of Iranian Studies - Department of Near Eastern Studies

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor (ie., at an international university). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - A cover letter that includes current and future research plans as well as teaching philosophy

  • Curriculum Vitae - A current C.V., including the list of publications

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)