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Opening-Kazan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies-Fresno State

California State University, Fresno
College of Arts and Humanities
Armenian Studies
Vacancy # 12842

Armenian Studies – Visiting Professor
Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professorship in Armenian Studies

Complete online application at

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on
broadening students’ intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning
skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement,
and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural
competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and
welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are
expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse
ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the
University’s commitment and dedication to creating a university known for
its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit:

• Multiple one semester appointments are being filled. An appointment will
be for one semester only: Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018,
Fall 2018, or Spring 2019.

• Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI);
an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution
(AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement
Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

• Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional

Position Summary:
The successful candidate will teach a course in Armenian Studies in the
modern period (19th century or later) with an emphasis on the Armenian
Genocide. Candidates should indicate the specific content they would propose
to cover in this course by including a very brief outline. The visiting
faculty member may teach more than one course.
In addition, the Kazan Visiting Professor will give three public lectures on
a single topic to be published thereafter as a monograph. Candidates should
indicate their choice of three-lecture topic by title in their letter of
application. The successful candidate may be expected to teach in a distance
learning mode, and will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and
staff in the department and college.

The Armenian Studies Program was established in 1977 and the Center for
Armenian Studies was founded in 1988. The Center provides an opportunity for
students and faculty to interact and currently houses the Armenian Studies
Program, the Sahatdjian Armenian Studies Library, the Avedian Armenian
Studies Archives, the newspaper Hye Sharzhoom/Armenian Action, the Armenian
Students Organization, and the Index of Armenian Art.
The Haig and Isabel Berberian Endowed Chair in Armenian Studies, established
in the fall of 1988, is one of several Armenian Chairs in the United States
and provides financial support for a distinguished Armenologist. The
endowment honors Haig and Isabel Berberian and was established by their
son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Arnold H. and Dianne Gazarian. Other
friends of the Armenian Studies Program have made significant contributions
to the endowment. Read more about the history of the Armenian Studies
Program here:

Required Education:
An earned doctorate with a record of publication in Armenian Studies,
Armenian History, or related field. Ph.D. in Armenian Studies or related
field is preferred.

Required Experience:
The university is seeking candidates who possess a record of distinguished
publication and research in modern Armenian Studies and whose professional
career has been in university teaching or research in Armenian Studies,
Armenian History, or a closely related field. The successful candidate must
have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from
diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Application Procedures:
To ensure the full consideration, applicants should submit all application
materials by 5/1/2016. Complete online application at and attach 1) current vita; 2) cover letter; and
3) contact information for three references.
Please indicate the specific content you propose to cover in this course by
including a very brief outline and choice of three-lecture topic by title.