Multiple Faculty Lines, International Relations & Emerging Technologies

Carnegie Mellon Institute for Security and Technology (CMIST)

Multiple Faculty Lines – International Relations & Emerging Technologies

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has launched a major new initiative devoted to the wise development, use and governance of new and emerging technologies that are changing the national and international security landscape.   As part of this forward-looking enterprise, the university seeks top tenure-line scholars in political science, international relations, and other related disciplines with established interest in emerging technologies relevant to international affairs.


We seek scholars at both the entry and senior levels.  This is an outstanding opportunity to become part of a new, interdisciplinary initiative that will combine Carnegie Mellon’s existing strengths in AI, cybersecurity, block chain, robotics, and other technologies, with scholarship focused on national security, international relations, ethics, law, and policy.   We seek intellectually agile, innovative scholars willing to work cooperatively across disciplinary boundaries to tackle the challenges of emergent technologies for war and peace.



Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) launched a major new interdisciplinary institute, the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Security and Technology (CMIST), in 2023.  CMIST is a university-wide initiative devoted to the wise development, use, and governance of new and emerging technologies that are changing the national and international security landscape.

The home for Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) study of Political Science and International Relations, CMIST is also uniquely poised to take advantage of the university’s strengths in computer science and engineering and its distinctive tradition of collaborative, cross-university, cross-disciplinary research.  CMU is ranked in the top five in the U.S. in Computer Science and in Engineering.  It is ranked #1 in the subfields of artificial intelligence, computer engineering, cybersecurity, information systems, and software engineering.  It has leading research institutes in areas such as robotics, machine learning, natural language technologies, human-computer interaction, engineering and public policy, and public policy and management–all designed to reach across disciplinary boundaries to solve key problems and address the highest-priority challenges facing humanity. Tying these areas of strength to crucial questions of strategy, security, ethics, and policy, CMIST is the newest addition to this rich CMU research landscape.


Carnegie Mellon University

Formally established in 1967, CMU is a dynamic R1 institution that has an exceptional impact on the world. Despite its relative youth, Carnegie Mellon consistently ranks in the top 25 US national universities. CMU is a global, research-intensive university with more than 14,000 students, more than 110,000 living alumni, approximately 5,000 faculty and staff, and over 100 research centers.  It is a place of creativity, entrepreneurship, pragmatism, and ambition, with a tradition of strategically focusing its efforts and resources in areas where it can lead, then pursuing those areas with startling intensity. The research and teaching initiative in CMIST is just such a strategic undertaking.


Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways. Carnegie Mellon University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted electronically via the Interfolio application system at They should include the following:

For Junior Scholars:

  • A cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the position, and detailing the applicant’s research, teaching, and service record to date.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Up to three writing samples.
  • A projection of the candidate’s future research agenda.
  • A short teaching portfolio, including statement of teaching philosophy, courses the candidate might propose to teach, and any evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations)
  • The names and addresses of three references, who will be requested to submit letters through the Interfolio system.

For Senior Scholars:

  • A cover letter explaining the candidate’s reasons for being interested in the position.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Other materials and names of references may be requested thereafter.

Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled.