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Lecturer in Persian - Classics Program and the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program

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The University of California, Davis Classics Program and the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program announce a lecturer position to teach Persian in a new program.

Primary duties are to teach eight (8) courses at the elementary and intermediate level over three quarters, with the possibility of renewal. In addition to teaching duties, the instructor must hold a minimum of two regularly scheduled office hours per week to provide students with the opportunity for consultation outside of the classroom.

Applicant must have a M.A. or a Ph.D. or be A.B.D in Persian or a related field. Applicant should have experience teaching Persian as a second language at the college level or related experience in second language teaching. Appointment dates are July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Position is renewable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience.

For full consideration, please apply by March 10, 2016. The position will remain open until filled. All materials and information should be submitted electronically. To apply, go to the following URL: The following materials are required when applying: please send a letter of application indicating the texts and methods that you have used in Persian instruction, a CV, two sets of evaluations, two syllabi, sample tests and quizzes, and three letters of reference.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Evaluations - Set #1

  • Evaluations - Set #2

  • Syllabus #1

  • Syllabus #2

  • Sample Tests and Quizzes

  • Sample Tests and Quizzes - additional material - Additional exam material may be uploaded here

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required