The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the field of Persian Literary Culture and /or Iranian cinema.  The Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research.  The Department of Asian Studies, which has strengths in a number of areas, including  South Asian history, religion and literary culture.  Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on its website,

A video tribute to the UBC Iranian Studies initiative where experts speak to this project in Persian and English. Kaveh Farrokh has been a lecturer of ancient Persian history at the UBC-Continuing Studies department since 2004.

The Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will be appointed for one year, beginning July 1, 2013, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year subject to approval from the Department and budgetary availability.  Applicants will normally be within 3 years of being awarded the PhD.  A successful candidate will teach four single-semester undergraduate courses or sections per year.


The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately.  The deadline for the receipt of applications is 25 March, 2013, however the position will remain open until filled.  The start date for the position is July 1, 2013.  Send application package to Chair, Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow Search Committee, Department of Asian Studies, 1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, V6T 1Z2.  Applications may also be submitted electronically to [email protected]

Professor Harjot S. Oberoi of the UBC Asian Studies program introduces “An Evening with Dr. Kaveh Farrokh – Sassanian Architecture” (Monday March 12, 2011). This talk was given as part of the overall drive to promote support for the University of British Columbia’s Iranian Studies and Persian language initiative.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.