Tenure-track position - Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies, University of California, Irvine

Publish Date: Nov 23, 2015

Deadline: Jan 31, 2016


The University of California, Irvine announces an open search for a tenure-track position to fill the Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies. The Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair is an endowed chair established for the purpose of teaching courses in Armenian history and culture, and creating a locus of Armenian Studies at the University of California, Irvine. The University of California, Irvine seeks a dynamic colleague with a sound record of both scholarly achievement and successful teaching that embraces the full range of Armenian history and culture, including the relationship of that tradition to the wider region, as well as global context of the diaspora. The holder of this position is also expected to play a central role in further developing the Armenian Studies Program, which is housed in the School of Humanities.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline and may be appointed in any of the following departments of the School of Humanities at UC Irvine: Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, Film and Media Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, Philosophy. We welcome applications from scholars in a position to contribute to a tradition of academic excellence and intellectual distinction at the University of California, Irvine.

To ensure full consideration, please apply on line at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03171.

Please submit on line: a letter of interest, a career summary, a C.V., a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance UC Irvine's commitment to inclusive excellence, evidence of teaching excellence, the names and contact information of three available referees, and any other supporting material you wish. To ensure full consideration, applications need to be submitted by January 31, 2016.

Further inquiries may be made, by email to tdaryaee@uci.edu, to Prof. Touraj Daryaee, Director of the Jordan Center for Persian Studies at 1 Humanities Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697-3370.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity. See http://advance.uci.edu/



  • Letter of Interest - Cover Letter

  • A Career Summary

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • A Statement of Current and Future Research Plans

  • A Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Experience

  • Evidence of Teaching Excellence - ie. Teaching Evaluations, Course Syllabi, other assessments

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • List of Three Available Referees - Name, Institution, Address, E-mail Address, and Phone Number.

  • Additional Supporting Materials - Please provide materials in one PDF File. (Optional)


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