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Recruitment Of Iran Heritage Foundation Lectorship In Persian

Source: Iran Heritage Foundation

Closing Date: 29th July 2011
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

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University of Cambridge in partnership with Iran Heritage Foundation.


As part of our Institutional Partnerships Programme, Iran Heritage Foundation is supporting University of Cambridge in recruiting a 3-year fixed term Lector in Persian language.

Salary: £23,661 - £26,629 per annum

Limit of Tenure applies*

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint the Iran Heritage Foundation Lector in Persian Language in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, to begin on 1st October 2011. The post is a fixed-term three-year appointment, and is made possible by generous grants from the Iran Heritage Foundation and the Isaac Newton Trust.

The successful candidate will teach Persian language at all levels and will be responsible for designing and organizing the teaching programme for all three years of the undergraduate course. It is expected that the successful candidate will have native command of spoken and written Persian with native or near native command of both spoken and written English. Candidates should have experience teaching Persian language, ideally within higher education, and preferably as a foreign language, and will be expected to have a degree in a relevant area of Persian language or linguistics, preferably at postgraduate level. Applicants will be expected to be able to help provide a structured and engaging programme of language teaching over beginner, intermediate and advanced level, to small classes of bright and highly motivated students. He or she must also be willing to administer the course, set and mark exams, assist with the year abroad programme and cooperate in a friendly spirit with colleagues and faculty administrative staff. The post holder will work under the supervision of the Professor of Persian History and the general leadership of the Head of Department.

Applications should include a letter highlighting the candidate's qualifications and experience of teaching Persian and vision of a successful language programme, a CHRIS 6 application form (parts 1 and 3 only) and your curriculum vitae, and should be sent to Ms Susie White, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA, or by email Copies of the CHRIS 6 form and further particulars can be found on the Faculty's website here.

References will be taken up in advance of interviews unless candidate states otherwise. The closing date will be 29th July 2011.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week beginning 1st August 2011.

* Limit of tenure: 3 years.
Quote Reference: GU08396


Please do not contact the Iran Heritage Foundation about this post, as the recruitment is being handled exclusively by Cambridge University.

Informal enquiries as appropriate can be made to Professor Charles Melville
Email: Iran Heritage Foundation, 5 Stanhope Gate, London W1K 1AH

Tel: +44 (20) 7493 4766

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