Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies, University of Oklahoma (États-Unis) — LIMITE : 15/11/2014

The Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies
Tenured or Tenure-Track

The University of Oklahoma’s Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) is looking for an accomplished scholar in modern Iranian studies to bring his/her established record of excellence in research and teaching to fill the position of Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies.

The position is tenured or tenure-track and is open to rank. Assistant, Associate and Full Professors are encouraged to apply. This new position complements the Farzaneh Family Chair in Iranian Studies, the catalyst for a rapidly growing Iranian Studies program. Salary is competitive; the appointment will begin on August 16, 2015.


  • Ph.D.
  • An established record of excellence in research and teaching at an institution of higher education on the subject of modern Iran since 1945.
  • Applicants from disciplines in the social sciences (broadly conceived) will be considered.

Key Responsibilities

  • The teaching load will be two courses per semester (2-2).
  • The faculty member hired for this position will be expected to contribute to an interdisciplinary curriculum with topical and area studies courses.

The College of International Studies is proud to say:

  • It was named a College in January of 2011
  • It is the newest college on campus
  • It is also one of the fastest growing programs. IAS majors have grown from approximately 40 in 2003 to more than 400 in 2014.
  • IAS moved into its newly renovated building in July 2014 and now houses all offices within the College of International Studies, including the Department of International and Area Studies, Education Abroad and International Student Services.
  • Approximately 1 in 3 OU students study abroad during their undergraduate years. The university’s goal is 1 in 2 by 2019.
  • 2,000 international students come to campus each year from more than 120 countries.
  • IAS has a diverse and vibrant faculty representing academic disciplines including Political Science, History, Economics, Anthropology, Linguistics, Language and Literature

The scholar who assumes the Farzaneh Family Professorship in Iranian Studies will join a diverse and interdisciplinary faculty within IAS and across the university. The Department of International and Area Studies, housed within the expanding College of International Studies, offers seven undergraduate degrees to approximately 400 majors, and an MA in International Studies with 40 students enrolled. Undergraduate programs include a major in Middle Eastern Studies. The Department of International and Area Studies has approximately 20 full-time faculty with collective research strengths in the areas of development, security, and national identity. For more information, please visit the IAS website at https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias.html.

Application materials from both domestic and international applicants should be submitted electronically.
Applicants should include a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample (consisting of a single publication or document), and any supporting documentation of their teaching record.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014, and will continue until the position has been filled.

The University of Oklahoma is being assisted by the Custom Search executive search service of Academic Keys.

  • EEO/AA Policy

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.



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