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Assistant/Associate Professor of Iran Studies

The University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

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Four-Year Institution
Assistant/Associate Professor of Iran Studies

Norman, OK
Open Date:
Oct 25, 2022

The University of Oklahoma’s Department of International and Area Studies (IAS), a multidisciplinary academic department in the Boren College of International Studies, invites applications for the Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iran Studies.  This tenured / tenure-track position focusing on US-Iran relations and Iranian politics and foreign policy will be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. We invite applications from ABDs, Assistant, or Associate Professors from the social sciences and humanities.

The person hired for this position will teach undergraduate and MA-level courses on US-Iran relations, Iranian politics, Iranian foreign policy, as well as thematic courses on their areas of expertise. The typical teaching load will be four courses per academic year (2-2).  The successful candidate should have a rich research agenda, a promising publication trajectory, and be willing to play an active role in our generously endowed Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies. ( Salary and benefits are competitive.

This is a significant opportunity for a rising scholar of Iran Studies who can collaborate broadly across disciplinary lines. In addition to the Farzaneh Center, the College of International Studies hosts a variety of research centers and institutes, including a robust Center for Middle East Studies (, as well as Arabic and Persian language instruction. The Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) offers nine undergraduate degrees to approximately 300 majors and minors, an on-campus MA in International Studies with 25 students, and an online MA in Global Affairs with nearly 150 students. The Department has approximately 23 full-time faculty ( The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a comprehensive public research university with a Carnegie classification of very high research activity known for excellence in teaching and research. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.  Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. For more information visit and


Required Qualifications

  • Full research proficiency in Persian/Farsi.
  • Ph.D. by the time the appointment begins on August 16, 2023
  • Active and dynamic research agenda on Iranian politics / US-Iran relations
  • Evidence of teaching excellence / experience

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of application (not to exceed 4 pages) that may address the applicant’s approach to research, teaching, student mentorship, and service; current C.V., three letters of recommendation; complete teaching evaluations for at least one course; and a writing sample to:

Contact Information and Application Review Date

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair:

Dr. Joshua Landis, Professor

University of Oklahoma

[email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement 

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

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