Persian Literary Culture and Civilization (Assistant Professor Without Review)

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for an Assistant Professor without Review in the field of Persian Literary Culture and Civilization. The Assistant Professor without Review will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research and to contribute to a growing program in Persian Language and Literature and Persianate Civilization. The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including South Asian history, religion and literary culture. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on its website,


The Assistant Professor without Review will be appointed for one year, beginning July 1, 2018, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years, subject to funding and performance review. Applicants must have a PhD in Persian Literature or a related subject, and be able to teach courses in Classical Persian Literature in English Translation, History of Persian(ate) Civilization, and/or Iranian Cinema. The successful candidate will teach 12 credits (four single-semester undergraduate courses or sections) per year, and thus a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level is required. The successful candidate is expected to provide evidence of excellence in research, as demonstrated by published contributions or potential contributions to scholarship in their field.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. All application materials should be submitted online at Three confidential letters of recommendation are to be submitted directly by the referees at The deadline for the receipt of applications and letters of recommendation is February 28, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.


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, M├ętis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.