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The Department of Near Eastern Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, invites applications for a temporary position as a Teaching Associate in Persian language for one semester, August 16 – December 31, 2016. The successful candidate will teach two courses: Elementary and Intermediate Persian/Farsi.  Minimum requirements are: a Masters’ Degree in a related field such as Persian Literature, Linguistics or Comparative Literature; experience teaching Persian language at the university level; and demonstrated commitment to innovative methods of language instruction.  Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to Academic Jobs Online.  The application deadline is May 22, 2016.  Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage.  We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.  We actively encourage applications of women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities.

Undergraduate Major

Near Eastern Studies allows students to take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Near East/Middle East by exploring the languages, literature, cultures, religions, and history from antiquity to the modern day. The major will also help prepare you for graduate study of the near east. 

Undergraduate Major

Graduate Study



Recent Publications

Haines-Eitzen book 2

The Gendered Palimpsest: Women, Writing, and Representation in Early Christianity
Kim Haines-Eitzen

Books and bodies, women and books, and the malleable word and flesh lie thematically at the center of The Gendered Palimpsest, which explores the roles that women played in the production, reproduction, and dissemination of early Christian books, and how the representation of female characters was contested through the medium of writing and copying.

 I am absolutely ecstatic to have stumbled into NES via the Arabic program.  My involvement with this department has been incredibly rewarding and illuminating, and I can safely say that the professors and students with whom I studied had a profoundly positive impact on both my career and my personality.

Emily Koppelman, Class of 2013