ABOUT US

The American Association of Teachers of Persian is a non-profit, professional organization whose objective is to advance and improve the study and teaching of the Persian language and culture; to promote research in the field of Persian language, linguistics, and literature; to further the common interests of teachers in the field; and to facilitate communication and professional cooperation among its members.

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Michelle Quay

606 West 122nd Street

Knox Hall 517

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JOBS & SCHOLARSHIPS

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN IRANIAN LITERATURE, CINEMA, AND CULTURE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MIDDLE EASTERN & SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES & CULTURES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

The Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Iranian Literature, Cinema, and Culture with an expected start date of August 2020.

The successful candidate will join a community comprising faculty teaching and doing research on Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Persian, Urdu, and Sanskrit from linguistic, literary, cultural studies, historical, and social scientific perspectives. The teaching load is four courses per year (a 2-2 load). Candidates should be prepared to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in classical and modern Persian literature, as well as introductory courses on Iranian cinema or culture.

Applicants must have: an active program of research in Persian Literature, Cinema, or related field; a commitment to excellence in teaching; native or near-native fluency in Persian and English; and a Ph.D. in hand by August 2020.

Priority will be given to applications received by January 30, 2020. Review of applications will begin in early February and continue until the position is filled.

For more details and to apply, please use the following link: 
https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Iranian-Literature--Cinema--and-Culture-Assistant-Professor-Tenure-Track_R0011705

TENURE-TRACK INSTRUCTOR POSITION IN PERSIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE AT UBC


The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Persian Language and Culture at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching courses and developing curriculum in Persian language and culture.

Requirements include: advanced proficiency in Persian; a Ph.D. in Persian Language and Linguistics, Persian Applied Linguistics, Persian language pedagogy, or a closely related field; exceptional organizational and leadership skills; evidence of substantial experience and excellent teaching ability in Persian for both heritage and non-heritage learners at the post-secondary level in North America; experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Individuals with experience in community outreach, program coordination and design, and teaching innovative Content-Based Instruction (CBI) curriculum for advanced learners of Persian are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as community-based learning, flexible and/or online learning. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended) prior to the starting date. The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will range from first- to third-year undergraduate courses and the bulk of the annual teaching load will be courses in Persian Language for both heritage and non-heritage learners, with occasional content courses taught in English. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with tenure-stream Asian Studies faculty in South Asian and Persianate and Islamic history and culture, and with any future hires in the area of Persian/Iranian Studies.

As this is a tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/…/collective-agre…/appointment-faculty/.

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of one’s post-secondary education, a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also prepare two sample teaching videos (one each for non-heritage and heritage learners), uploaded to YouTube (or equivalent platform) as unlisted videos, with links sent as part of their application submission.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals) sent by the same deadline to the email address below.

Other hiring information:

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The deadline for receipt of applications is December 18, 2019. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2020.

All application materials should be submitted electronically through the Department’s careers website, https://asia.ubc.ca/department/careers/.

Inquiries may be sent to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

SCHOLARSHIPS

American Councils Spring Language Program in Eurasia.

 

Scholarships available, application due 2/15/2019

American Councils Study Abroad would like to remind you that applications for Summer 2019 intensive language immersion programs are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, February 15, 2019.

ERLP provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may choose from a wide range of regional languages, including: Armenian, Azeri, Chechen, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Tajiki, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek.

(Language prerequisite: two semesters of the target language or a related language)

*American Councils is pleased to offer a $5,000 scholarship for Summer 2019 provided by funding from the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Persian participating in the American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Students admitted to American Councils programs are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), U.S. Department of Education, Boren, FLAS, Gilman, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

ALL PROGRAMS OFFER…

  • Comprehensive, two-day pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. as well as on-site orientation in each host city;

  • Expert faculty and classrooms of only 2 to 6 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;

  • 15-20 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, phonetics, conversation, culture and area studies;

  • Housing with carefully-vetted host families;

  • U.S. academic credit (administered through Bryn Mawr College);

  • Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning;

  • Creative excursions that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture.

 

APPLICATION & QUESTIONS

Prospective applicants should check the program website (www.acstudyabroad.org)  for more information and to access the online application. Once again, the application deadline for this summer program is Friday, February 15, 2019. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at outbound@americancouncils.org with any questions regarding the programs or the application process.

Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

 Boren Awards for International Studies
The Houtan Scholarship
Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Award