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Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Postdoctoral fellows are individuals who have completed a doctoral degree and who are seeking further training in a particular area of research. As valued members of the University of Isfahan’s community, postdoctoral fellows make an indispensable contribution to the research environment of the university and their chosen field. In doing so, they raise the profile of themselves and University of Isfahan. They work under the general supervision of a faculty member and may assist graduate students.
Why University of Isfahan (UI)?
University of Isfahan is home to a community of 17,000 students and 700 academic staff. Recognized as a top comprehensive university in Iran and located in the city of Isfahan, UI is committed to advancing Indigenous research and achievement, recognizing the significant contributions of Indigenous peoples in Iran. Providing high-quality social science, basic science, end engineering, and professional programs of study, UI inspires our undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows, to positively impact their communities as regionally/globally-engaged citizens.
Within the synergy of the postdoctoral fellowship program, we open the possibility to (academic) partners to apply. This program allows two researchers with different disciplinary backgrounds to work on a single project, each contributing their own topical or methodological expertise while having the opportunity to sharpen their research profiles. Each researcher will be awarded an individual postdoctoral fellowship. UI provides them with a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research.
In addition to the supervision by a faculty member, the university department of research affairs monitors and supports each fellow in her/his career development. Fellows have a research agreement with the University of Isfahan. They participate actively in the regular weekly meetings of the university and may have an opportunity to teach.

 Primary criteria
Primary criteria are the quality of the applicant's research and interest/experience in the mentioned fields. The position provides an outstanding opportunity for independent research as well as the opportunities for collaboration with faculty members and graduate students. Postdoctoral researchers are expected to participate actively in the research activities of the university.
1. Ph.D. degree in a relevant field, preferably within the last 2 years;
2. Good communication, presentation, and writing skills; and
3. Ability to work well both independently and with a team.
Note1: Highly qualified candidates are provided with free accommodation and a research fund.

Application procedure and the required documents
Eligible candidates must apply via e-mail at:
The required documents include:
1. a cover letter;
2. statement of research;
3. a complete CV, including their published and accepted research articles;
4. a copy of Ph.D. degree; and
5. first page of the applicant’s passport and scanned personal photo.
Note1: The applicants will be informed of the results within one month from the date applied.
Note2: The applicant is responsible for obtaining a research visa.
Position description
The postdoctoral researcher positions involve working on projects related to one of the fields announced by University of Isfahan every year.
Positions for 2022-2023

Social Science and Humanities Persian Language and Literature; Linguistics; History; Geography; Economics; Arabic Language and Literature; English Language and Literature; Islamic Philosophy and Kalam; Logics; Social Sciences; the Quran and Hadith; Educational Sciences; Information and Knowledge Science; Physical Education and Sport Sciences; Psychology
Basic Sciences Chemistry; Earth Sciences; Mathematics; Physics; Biology; Genetics
Engineering Civil Engineering; Computer Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Surveying Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Electrical Engineering
Advanced Sciences and Technologies Biotechnology; Renewable Energies; Nano Technology
 Application deadline for 2022-2023
Isfahan University
Address: Isfahan, Azadi square, University of Isfahan         Postal Code: 8174673441
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