Assistant Instructor, Persian

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Assistant Instructor, Persian
Department Name 12212-Linguistics
Position Number 0080600
Position Details

Pending budgetary approval, the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center of the Department of Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh, seeks applications for one position of a non-tenure-stream Assistant Instructor for all levels of Persian/Farsi language instruction. The initial contract will run from September 1, 2018 through August 30, 2019 and is renewable.
Qualification Requirements:

• MA in Persian/Farsi, language teaching, linguistics, or a related field
• At least 3 years of experience in teaching all levels of Persian/Farsi in an academic setting
• Native or near-native ability in Persian/Farsi
• Good command of spoken and written English
The position will have responsibility for teaching 27 credits per year. Some additional administrative responsibilities may be assigned.

Salary and benefits:

• Access to the University’s retirement program and full medical benefits
• Salary range depends on qualifications and experience

Application Process

Apply here: by uploading a letter of application, a current CV, a teaching statement (including any non-language courses you might be interested in teaching), proof of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student surveys, peer and supervisor reviews), and three letters of recommendation. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Claude Mauk, Director, Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center (

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 11/06/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 01/06/2018
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