National Security and U.S. Foreign Policy-non-tenure track

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Humanities, Other Humanities, Professional Fields, Security Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty appointment for AY 21-22 to teach courses on Foreign Policy and/or National Security. Regional emphasis on East or South Asia preferred.

The position is intended for a person who would teach courses three undergraduate and/or graduate on-campus courses per semester. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service. Applicants should share the School's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The position will primarily teach courses related to US foreign policy and/or national security. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach methods courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. . All candidates should identify in their application methods courses they can teach such as research design, policy analysis, quantitative methods, qualitative methods, and/or program design monitoring and evaluation. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach courses with a regional focus on East Asia or South Asia.

Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a full-time, non-tenure, 9-month term position and will commence on August 1, 2021.

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin on July 2, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval.

Applicants should hold a PhD or the highest equivalent degree in a social science discipline by the start date, though highly qualified and experienced practitioners with equivalent (MA/MS and ten years of relevant professional experience) will also be considered.

Application Procedure

  • Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio.
  • Attach a letter of application that addresses affinities with relevant teaching areas (US foreign policy, national security, methods, South/East Asia).
  • Attach a statement describing past examples of your contributions to diversity and inclusion in the classroom and/or in other professional settings.
  • Attach teaching evaluations and sample syllabus, if applicable and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Attach a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • You will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of three references that will be contacted by the Interfolio application system for a confidential letter of recommendation.

Queries about the search may be sent to Associate Dean Michael Schroeder at

Queries about the online application system should be sent to

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