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School Overview

Founded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for more than 70 years. As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. To learn more about SAIS, visit To learn more about the Middle East Studies Program, visit

Position Details

SAIS is seeking to fill a position for a full-time tenure-track Warren Weinstein Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies with a primary focus on Iran. Candidates who combine their work on Iran with an interest in international security, international law, conflict management, international development, foreign policy, or domestic politics are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates with a background in other social sciences with an interest in policy are also encouraged to apply. The position is located in Washington, D.C. The goal is to fill the position during the Fall 2017 semester, with the appointment starting effectively on July 1, 2018.


A Ph.D. awarded by June 2018 will be a condition for employment. The ideal applicant will have strong academic credentials and a commitment to improve public policy. A record of excellence in teaching would be a distinct advantage.


Electronic submissions are preferred. A letter of application, curriculum vitae that include contact information (email, telephone, and/or skype) as well as the names and contact details for three people who can provide letters of reference should be submitted to:

Or send via USPS to:

SAIS Weinstein Professor Search Committee
School of Advanced International Studies
The Johns Hopkins University
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036 USA

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2017 and will be accepted until a final decision is made. Please send all inquiries to the email address listed above.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

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