Assistant Professor of Foreign Policy & Global Security (Full-Time, Tenure Track)

The Department of Foreign Policy and Global Security in the School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-line position in foreign policy and global security at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2024.

They welcome applicants from any discipline whose work examines aspects of foreign policy or global security. This can include, but is not limited to, work exploring U.S. foreign policy; the foreign policies of other countries; the behavior of other international actors; international cooperation; geopolitical competition; war; peace; conflict; political violence; emerging security challenges, such as cyber threats or artificial intelligence; diplomacy; economic statecraft; foreign assistance; defense; or intelligence. Preference will be given to applicants whose work is theoretically grounded, empirically tested, and policy relevant.

The successful candidate will also be enthusiastic about teaching international affairs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing and able to teach courses that will meet curricular needs and student demand. Willingness to mentor PhD candidates in our vibrant PhD program is also desirable.

The successful candidate will also share a commitment to the university’s diversity and inclusion plan.

Applicants should hold a PhD or the highest equivalent degree in their field or discipline by the start date, though ABD applications will be considered. The standard course load for a tenure line faculty is 2/2, with an annual service requirement. Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions
Applications must be submitted electronically via the Interfolio application system. Applications should include the following:

A cover letter detailing your research, teaching and service record to date
Curriculum Vitae
Sample publications
A short teaching portfolio with a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.,teaching evaluations)
A statement describing past examples of your contributions to diversity and inclusion in your scholarship, the classroom, and/or in other professional settings
The names and email addresses of three references that Interfolio system can contact for a confidential letter of recommendation