I am a syrian citizen. I am a PhD holder from the UK and currently a professor in a college in Oman. I recently got a contract to work in a state university in California. The university is currently working on my petition (H1B). I need to apply for a US visa in the next couple of weeks. Does the ban against Syrians to enter the US affect my case?
I’m not an immigration lawyer and you or your employer should seek legal advice, but it does appear that the so-called Travel Ban 3.0 would block all Syrian citizens from coming to the USA on either immigrant or non-immigrant visas: https://www.acslaw.org/expertforum/trumps-travel-ban-two-years-later/
You may also want to look at this answer which details some loopholes (and the respondent to the second answer says they got a visa): Can a Syrian citizen get a US visa? (regarding the travel ban)
Again, seek professional legal advice rather than internet strangers.