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Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, 12 Bevington Road, Oxford, OX26LH

Grade36S: £48,114 to £64,605 p.a.


The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), in association with the Middle East Centre and St Antony’s College, propose to appoint an Associate Professor in the History and Politics of Iran.


We invite applicants with expertise in the modern history and politics of Iran, and a strong background in Iranian studies more broadly. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise at the undergraduate and graduate level, contribute to administration and examining, and act as a College Adviser for graduate students. The post will be held in conjunction with a Governing Body Fellowship at St Antony’s College, and the post-holder will be a Fellow of the College’s Middle East Centre. The post-holder will have a room for teaching and research in the Middle East Centre and will be expected to contribute to the administration and activities of the Centre.


You should have received a doctorate in the modern history and/or politics of Iran, by 1 September 2021. The successful candidate will demonstrate: research achievement at an international level appropriate to the stage of their career; the skills and commitment to contribute effectively to teaching, supervision and academic administration in the School; and fluency in the Persian language.


While the Associate Professor rank at Oxford spans the full range of professor grades in the USA, we are keen to receive applications from early career academics, and would especially like to encourage applications from women and people of colour, who are historically under-represented in Oxford.


Appointments to Associate Professorships are confirmed as permanent on successful completion of a review during the first five years.  If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Professor Eugene Rogan, Director of the Middle East Centre ( /telephone: +44 (0)1865 284773), or Professor Timothy Power, Head of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies ( / telephone: +44 (0)1865 284779).


All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.  Any offer made will be subject to pre-employment checks. Further information (including details about how to apply) can be obtained from Further information on St Antony’s College may be found at


The closing date for applications is noon on 21 May 2021.


Contact Person :Professor Timothy Power, Head of the Oxford School of Global and Area StudiesVacancy ID :150478Contact Number :+44 (0)1865 284779Closing Date & Time :21-May-2021 12:00Contact Email


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