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Assistant Professor of Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies

By February 21, 2019April 17th, 2019No Comments

Oklahoma State University, School of Global Studies and Partnerships, Stillwater, OK, invites applications for a Tenure Track position as Assistant Professor and Farzaneh Chair of Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies to begin August 2019. We seek a forward-looking scholar and educator with strong intellectual and leadership skills to direct the Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies Program. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding of historical and contemporary challenges facing the nation, and will have the leadership skills required to lead and grow the Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies Program.

Responsibilities include a 2/2 teaching load, including courses in one of the four tracks in the Global Studies graduate program, which include Global Trade, Leadership and Economic Development, Global Crisis Management, and Global Communication and Public Diplomacy, and an ongoing research agenda in a related field. This leadership position entails responsibilities for the growth of the innovative research and outreach goals of the IPGS program. As a tenure-track faculty member, the successful applicant will be required to maintain an active research profile as well as provide service to the program, college, and university in the form of committee work and other professional and service activities. Preference will be given to scholars whose work fits within the overall teaching mission of the academic program of the School of Global Studies and Partnerships, and with a demonstrated ability to transcend disciplinary boundaries to develop intellectual community around global problems. Although a joint appointment with another academic department is possible, the primary appointment will be the School of Global Studies.

The Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies program is a program of teaching, research, and outreach activities that center on the real-world issues confronted by the people of Iran and its immediate region. The interdisciplinary program draws upon the faculty resources across multiple academic colleges, and focuses on issues of trade, environment, agriculture, social development, and others, and how these issues might be addressed by university-based research. The Farzaneh Family Foundation generously endows the program to create greater awareness of the role of Iran in addressing global issues.

Requirements of the position include: a Ph.D. at the time of appointment; a record of university-level teaching experience, evidence of an active research agenda, demonstrated leadership skills, and successful professional activities. The applicant must submit a cover letter describing his/her qualifications and interest in this position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three recommenders. Applications must be submitted through Cornerstone. In order to receive priority consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2019. Interviews will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will occur via Skype. This position is contingent upon available funding.

Oklahoma State University is a multi-campus, public and land grant educational system that seeks to improve the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world through integrated high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system with students from all 50 states and nearly 100 nations. This position is based in Stillwater, which is located in north-central Oklahoma, and offers a high quality of life—a thriving college community with a low cost of living, many restaurants, a local airport, and close proximity to two major metropolitan areas (Tulsa and Oklahoma City).

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings.