The School of International Service (SIS) at American University
(AU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-line
position in Governance and Humanitarian Crisis in the Middle East
at the rank of Assistant Professor
August 1, 2023
We welcome applicants who work at the intersection of governance,
human rights, and humanitarian crisis in the Middle
East. We are especially interested in candidates who work on gender
and sexuality; forced and irregular migration; political economy,
social mobilization, and community development; political and state
responses to crisis and conflict; and environmental and climate
change. The successful candidate may be rooted in any discipline
but must combine language and field-work expertise with a capacity
for conceptual and interdisciplinary reach compatible with our
The successful candidate will also be enthusiastic about teaching
international affairs from a multidisciplinary perspective
at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 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.
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 October 10
continue until the position is filled.
Queries about the search may be sent to Professor Elizabeth F.
). Queries about
online application system may be sent to SIS faculty affairs
coordinator Alissa Iwaniuk ( email@example.com
American University is a private institution of higher education in
the nation's capital (Please visit www.american.edu for
more information). American University's School of International
Service (SIS) is a top-ten school of international affairs
with 3,000 students, 120+ full-time faculty and more than 20,000
alumni worldwide. SIS faculty produce transformational
research and our prime location provides opportunities for
collaboration with professionals in government, the private
sector, and think tanks and other non-profits. Learn more about SIS
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
institution that operates in compliance with applicable
laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex
(including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital
status, personal appearance, gender identity and
expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source
of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic
or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively
“Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.
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the health and safety of our community, American
University requires that all faculty and staff are vaccinated for
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Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful
completion of a background check.
Applicants should hold a PhD or the highest equivalent degree in
a social science discipline by the start date
, though ABD
applications will be considered.
Applications must be submitted electronically via the Interfolio
. Applications should include the
- A cover letter detailing the applicants research, teaching and
service record to date
- A curriculum vitae
- Sample publications
- A short teaching portfolio with statement of teaching
philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching
- A statement describing past examples of your contributions to
diversity and inclusion in your scholarship, the classroom and/or
in other professional settings.
- You will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of
three references and to request that the Interfolio system contact
them for a confidential letter of recommendation.