American University School of International Service (SIS)

Job Position: 
U.S. Foreign Policy (One Associate or Full Professor)
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American University School of International Service (SIS)

U.S. Foreign Policy
(One Associate or Full Professor)

School of International Service
American University

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-line position at the rank of Associate or full Professor beginning August 1, 2016.  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or the highest equivalent degree in a relevant discipline.

We seek scholar-teachers whose work is theoretically grounded, empirically tested, and policy relevant. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in research and teaching and a commitment to university service.  Candidates should also share the School’s commitment to diversity.

We seek candidates who conduct research on the social, political, cultural, economic, and/or military/security role of the United States in world affairs. Candidate research could concern, but is not limited to, the history of U.S. foreign policy, U.S. foreign policy toward emerging powers, or the U.S. role in contemporary transnational challenges, such as global conflicts, cooperative security and arms control, economic and trade policy, and foreign aid. As a school that includes a diversity of scholarly disciplines and approaches, we seek the best candidates without respect to a particular discipline. In cases where candidates have undertaken regional fieldwork, the preference is for research outside of the Americas, particularly in the Middle East, North Africa and Central or East Asia.

Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent and curriculum vitae.

Salary and benefits are competitive.  Review of applications will begin September 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically via  Queries about the search may be sent to [email protected].  Queries about the online application system may be sent to [email protected].

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Established in 1957, American University’s School of International Service (SIS) produces cutting edge research addressing the world’s most pressing challenges and trains the next generation of global leaders.  Our programs aim to foster a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

A top ten school of international relations located in Washington, DC, SIS provides opportunities for research, professional training, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.

SIS is guided by the principle that present and future global challenges necessitate the collaboration of a wide range of disciplines, and that students gain from these varied perspectives in the classroom and through their research and studies at the school and beyond.

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