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The University of Oklahoma’s Department of International and Area Studies announces a search for an assistant professor (tenure-track) position in the contemporary Middle East. The research focus is open; however, the department seeks a scholar who will add to our already established strengths in Middle Eastern area studies. The Middle East program at the University of Oklahoma includes the Arabic Language Flagship Program, the Center for Middle East Studies, and the Farzaneh Family Chair in Iranian Studies. Candidates who have training in any discipline within the social sciences are encouraged to apply.

Salary is competitive. The teaching load will be two courses per semester (2-2). Applicants must be able to teach introductory, upper-division and graduate courses on the Middle East, as well as specialized courses in the candidate’s area of research expertise. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. The appointment to the Department of International and Area Studies is effective August 16, 2013.


The Department of International and Area Studies offers six undergraduate degrees and an MA in International Studies. It is housed within the rapidly expanding College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma. The new faculty position complements a department of 24 faculty whose research and teaching address development, security, and national identity. For more information on the program and its faculty, please visit

Applicants should submit a letter of application stating their research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. These materials may be sent by email to Ms. Sandi Emond, Assistant to the Chair, at Applicants who wish to submit any of the materials in hard copy can send them to Contemporary Middle East Search, Department of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma, 729 Elm Ave., 140 Hester Hall, Norman OK 73019. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin on October 01, 2012, and will continue until the position has been filled.

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