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Princeton University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies invites applications for a tenured position in modern Iranian studies. Research expertise and teaching interests may concern any aspect of modern Iran, from the 19th century to the present; we particularly welcome applications from historians and social scientists. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the field of modern Iranian studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to provide training to graduate students reading primary sources in the original Persian.

To apply, please complete an online application at Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, paper or chapter of published writing or work-in-progress, and the names of three referees and their contact information. For any questions, please contact Karen Chirik (

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

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