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Zoryan Institute is Hiring! Deputy Director of Armenian Studies

Deputy Director of Armenian Studies

The Zoryan Institute of Canada Inc.

The Zoryan Institute invites applications for the position of Deputy Director of Armenian Studies (DDAS) at the Institute headquartered in Toronto.

The successful applicant will oversee and develop various research projects that pertain to Armenian Studies from a social scientific perspective. The research agenda includes but not limited to modern Armenian history (textbooks and pedagogy), contemporary challenges facing the Republic of Armenia and Artsakh (socio-economic, political, cultural, religious and diplomatic), Diaspora-homeland relations, academic relations with other Armenian institutes in the homeland and the diaspora. The DDAS will report to the President and the Deputy Executive Director of the Zoryan Institute, and a select committee of members from the Academic Board of Directors.


A successful candidate will have a strong scholarly record, significant experience in administration, and the capacity to support the interdisciplinary mission of the Zoryan Institute. A Ph.D. in the social sciences, humanities, policy, or a closely related field is required by the appointment start date. We are also looking for someone who can bridge some of the forces and factors that shape Armenian reality (genocide, human rights and diaspora-homeland relations) from a universal perspective. The candidate should have a track record of academic publishing as well as experience with public engagement and knowledge mobilization. Expertise in Modern Armenian History, Diaspora Studies, Genocide Studies, and history of Armenia is preferable. The candidate also should demonstrate written and oral proficiency in Western and/or Eastern Armenian. The ideal candidate will have prior success in writing grants.


The DDAS is expected to:

  • produce original scholarship and publications

  • conduct research

  • write op-eds/blog posts/PR announcements

  • serve as a community liaison

  • host conferences/seminars/webinars on contemporary events

  • moderate sessions/serving as a panelist

  • engage in public speaking

  • write grants and fundraise

  • build connections and networks within the field

  • establish academic partnerships

Duration of the Position

The position is currently set for one year and renewable up to three years based on the progress made by the candidate. The opportunity of working remotely for a few months is acceptable until moving to the Institute’s Headquarters.


A competitive salary to be determined and negotiated based on the experience and availability of the candidate. Health benefits program will be available after the three-month probation period.

Documents to Submit

Applicants will be asked to indicate their discipline or field on their cover letter. Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position, as well as a curriculum vitae, research and leadership statement, writing sample, and contact information for at least three letters of recommendation.

Please send all the relevant material to Megan Reid, Deputy Executive Director at Review of applications or nominations will begin May 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Zoryan Institute, a non-profit organization, serves the cause of scholarship and public awareness relating to issues of universal human rights, genocide, and diaspora-homeland relations. This is done through the systematic and continued efforts of scholars and specialists using a comparative and a multidisciplinary approach and in accordance to the highest academic standards. To these ends the institute undertakes and supports multi-disciplinary research, documentation, and lectures, seminars, colloquia, and publications.

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