Preceptor in Persian

Harvard University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 05, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University seeks applications for a preceptor in Persian Language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2021. The preceptor will be responsible for teaching five courses per academic year, participating in curricular development, and training and supervising teaching fellows.

The position is three years, renewable for a term of up to five years, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization.

Basic Qualifications:
The successful applicant should have an Advanced degree in Persian, Applied Linguistics, or foreign/second-language acquisition and pedagogy, and native or near-native proficiency in Persian.

Additional Qualifications:
Extensive experience and demonstrated excellence in college-level Persian language teaching at all levels (novice to advanced) is preferred.

Special Instructions :
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (

1. Cover letter, including a description of teaching/advising experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Two sample syllabi
4. Link to a 20-minute teaching demo by URL through the ARIeS portal
5. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate's application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Special Instructions Call Out:
Please submit materials through the ARIeS portal (

Applications must be submitted no later than May 7, 2021, 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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