Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and the Department of Political Science invite applications for a tenure track position in the field of Political Science with a specialization in International Security, beginning in Fall semester 2024. We look to hire a scholar at the Assistant Professor level who will teach and produce scholarship in areas such as (but not limited to) the causes, conduct, control, and termination of armed conflict between or within states; deterrence and compellence; nuclear weapons; alliances and security institutions; grand strategy; cybersecurity; and military intervention—as well as international relations theories that are relevant to assessing these issue areas.

The successful candidate will develop new undergraduate and graduate courses in international security/security studies and may also teach other courses in international relations and/or regional studies in their area of expertise. This hire will be affiliated with the Elliott School’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies—as well as any of the School’s regionally focused research institutes, as appropriate. Elliott School faculty are expected to engage with policy issues and the policy community in addition to teaching, research, and service.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or other relevant social science discipline or inter-disciplinary field at the time of appointment. Applicants must have demonstrated significant record of sustained and continuing high quality research and substantial teaching experience.

To be considered, please complete an online application and upload a CV, cover letter, statement of research and teaching interests and qualifications, course evaluations (if available), samples of written work, and statement on how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion will advance the Elliott School’s commitment to inclusive excellence. In addition, please have at least three letters of recommendation sent to