Taslimi Adjunct Professor in Bahai Studies University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF08219
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, announces a search for the position of Taslimi Adjunct Professor in Baha'i Studies, effective July 1, 2023.
The department is particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate research expertise in the origins and development of Baha'i textual traditions and the ability to teach text-based courses, as well as courses on the cultural and intellectual developments of Baha'i Studies in the broader context of modern Iranian history. Candidates are expected to teach a series of undergraduate courses, as well as a graduate seminar, every academic year. Candidates should be able to contribute to the work of the Program of Iranian Studies and collaborate with relevant research centers at UCLA. Broad community engagement in Los Angeles and beyond is expected from the successful candidate.
The term of the contract is for an initial period of three years, and may be renewed.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by June 2023. To apply, please submit a letter of application describing research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, writing samples, a statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and three to five letters of recommendation. The letter of application should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee.
We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.