Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Iranian Studies

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Iranian Studies in the Council for Middle East Studies at The MacMillan Center, Yale University

The Yale Program in Iranian Studies (at the Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on Middle East Studies) accepts applications for the newly-established Ehsan Yarshater Fellowship in Iranian and Persian studies for 2017-18 (renewable for one year).

The Post-Doctoral Associate will teach one course during the year, either in the Fall or the Spring semester, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the Iranian Studies Program and Council on Middle East Studies. Post-doctoral Associates are expected to be in residence from August 2017 to May 2018. Applicants in all fields of humanities and social and political sciences who have recently received their PhDs or are in the early stages of their academic career may apply. Requirements include a viable research project and teaching an undergraduate seminar in the field of specialization.

We will begin accepting applications immediately with review beginning on January 15, 2017 and continuing until the selections are final.

Yale University is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged.  

To apply, send a one-page statement, CV, synopsis of your research project, and a draft of a syllabus of a course you propose to teach at Yale. You’ll also need to have three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf.

All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio:  

Please contact Whitney Doel by email,, for any questions related to the application process.  You may visit the Program in Iranian Studies here: 

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