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
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
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
- Applications must be submitted electronically via
- 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
Queries about the search may be sent to Associate Dean Michael
Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queries about the online application system should be sent to