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Lecturer or Instructor in Persian Language

Program in Translation and Interpretive Studies
Urbana, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2022

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The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time position of Lecturer or Instructor of Persian with a start date of August 16, 2023. This is a full-time 9-month appointment, non-tenure track position, renewable yearly contingent on availability of funding, strong performance reviews and healthy enrollments in classes. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of six courses per semester. Duties include grading, holding office hours, attending meetings, planning and overseeing extra-curricular activities, organizing special events (such as languages days, film nights, conversation tables), and promoting the program through flyers and informational sessions, as applicable. 

Candidates with a PhD in hand will be considered as a Lecturer. Candidates who are ABD or hold a Master’s degree level will be considered as an Instructor. Professional level competence in both Persian and English is required. Experience in language teaching and at least a Master’s degree are required. A specialization in Persian or experience with teaching Persian as a foreign language, particularly at university level is required. Candidates with evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, summer/intensive teaching experience will be given preference. 

To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile through and upload all required application materials through this system: Cover letter and CV, and contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references. The search committee may contact the applicant about soliciting letters of reference at a later point, after initial review of the files. Only electronic applications submitted through will be accepted. 

Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by April 3, 2023. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For questions regarding the application process, please contact or 217-333-2137. Questions about the position may be directed to Eman Saadah, Search Committee Chair at

The University of Illinois must comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1014138
Job Category: Faculty
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