Peace, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights



The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a term faculty appointment for AY 21-22 for a Peace and Conflict Resolution scholar with a focus on Human Rights, or related field. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field.

The position is intended for a person who would teach courses three undergraduate and/or graduate 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 peace and conflict resolution and human rights. 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, quantitative methods, qualitative methods, program design monitoring and evaluation, and/or policy analysis.

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.

Review of applications will begin in July 2, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio.
  • Attach a letter of application that addresses affinities with relevant teaching areas (peace and conflict resolution, human rights, methods).
  • 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 and request that Interfolio contact them for a confidential letter of recommendation.


Queries about the search may be sent to Associate Dean Ros Shinko (shinko@american.edu). Queries about the online application system may be sent to help@interfolio.com.

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