Five Vacant Tenure-Track Positions, American University’s School of International Service

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for five full-time, tenure-line positions to begin August 1, 2017.  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or the highest equivalent degree in a relevant discipline by August 2017.

As a school that includes a diversity of scholarly disciplines and approaches, we seek the best candidates without respect to a particular 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 school and university service.  Candidates should also share the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Salary and benefits are competitive.  Review of applications will begin September 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled, except for the Development Studies position, for which review of applications will begin November 1, 2016.  For more information about each position and to apply, follow the links below.

*Development Studies (One Assistant Professor):

*Emerging Powers (One Assistant Professor):

*Human Security (One Assistant Professor):

*Race and Global Studies (One Assistant Professor):

*Transnational/International Security (One Associate Professor or Professor):

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit

Established in 1957, American University’s School of International Service (SIS) is a top-ten school of international affairs located in Washington, D.C.  SIS faculty produce transformational research and prepare our students for global careers in government, nonprofits, and business. SIS’s prime location provides opportunities for research, professional training, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world. 

Housed in a beautiful LEED-Gold certified building which reflects our commitment to sustainability and ecological stewardship, SIS is a diverse and inclusive community of 3,000 students, 120+ full-time faculty and more than 20,000 alumni worldwide. Our offerings feature a comprehensive liberal arts program for undergraduates, professional education in international affairs for Master’s students, and a multidisciplinary program for Doctoral students.  Learn more about SIS at

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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