Visiting Lecturer in Persian

Visiting Lecturer in Persian

The Center for Language Studies (CLS) at Brown University seeks a dynamic language professional for a full-time position as Visiting Lecturer in Persian beginning July 1st, 2021. The ideal candidate has experience teaching both classical and modern Persian to undergraduate and graduate students as well as to heritage learners. This is a one-year renewable appointment contingent upon a successful review and the continued needs of the department. The teaching load is 6 courses per academic year (2 semesters).
Brown University has a thriving Center for Middle East Studies and wishes to expand its language program in Persian. The ideal candidate will be motivated to grow the program through excellence in teaching and programming relevant to undergraduate students. The new colleague will join the faculty in World Languages and Cultures.

1. Ability to teach multiple levels of Persian; 2. Familiarity with and commitment to innovative methods of language instruction; 3. Experience with online language teaching preferred; 4. Master’s degree or equivalent in Persian Studies (Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia, South Asia), language pedagogy, applied linguistics or related field required; 5. Native or near native-proficiency in English and Persian; 6. Ability to teach a first-year undergraduate seminar in English on a topic pertaining to the candidate’s discipline and research is especially welcome; 7. Fluency in another language is desirable.

Application Instruction:

Please use the interfolio link above to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, if available, or a statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi, and a statement on your commitment to a culture of equity and inclusion, as well as two letters of reference. Review of applications will start on May 1, 2021. 

Any questions should be addressed to Jane Sokolosky, CLS Director, at

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