Posted: Jan 21, 2021

Tenured Professor in Armenian Studies

Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
Application Deadline: Apr 21, 2021
Middle East Studies

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) seeks to appoint a tenured professor in Armenian Studies. The Department is open to expertise in ancient, medieval, early modern, and modern time-periods. We welcome various disciplines, including, but not limited to, political, economic, social or cultural history, and various fields, including, but not limited to, the history of Armenian Christianity, Armenian art and architecture, and Armenians in the Ottoman and Safavid periods, and in the modern Middle East. The successful candidate will have excellent skills in working with Armenian primary sources. We expect the position to be joint with another relevant department in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2021. The professor will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a doctorate.


Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching, advising, and research is desired. Candidates should also evince intellectual leadership and impact on the field and potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community.


Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Candidates are encouraged to apply by January 30, 2021; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices)

4. Research statement

5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.