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The Department of Middle East Studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles seeks to fill the Farhang Foundation Junior Chair in Iranian Studies at the Assistant Professor rank (tenure track). We are looking for a specialist of modern Iran with a social science orientation. Applicants with training in anthropology, sociology, political economy, environmental studies, urban studies, or geography will be considered.  Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by August 15, 2020, the start date of the position. Review of complete applications will begin on September 15. Inquiries should be sent to (

In addition to the letter of application, applicants should include their curriculum vitaae, a writing sample, the names of three referees who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference, and sample syllabi. The position will remain open until filled. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

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