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Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE, Assistant to Full Professor)

Asian University for Women
Chittagong (BD)
Regionally Competitive Salary
Date posted
Mar 1, 2024

Job Details

Asian University for Women seeks applications for open-rank positions in its Politics, Philosophy, and Economics program (PPE, Assistant to Full Professor) to begin August 2024. While our search is open as to specialization, we have needs in Comparative Politics, Political Economy, and Qualitative Research Methods. We seek a scholar eager to teach throughout the undergraduate curriculum in a diverse international context. The ordinary teaching requirement is 24 credit hours per academic year. 


  • Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline
  • Evidence of teaching excellence and high-quality research
  • Ability and willingness to teach students whose native language is not English
  • Capacity to advise students and take on administrative responsibilities
  • Commitment to liberal arts education


  • Teach required courses in the major degree program
  • Plan, develop and teach elective courses in the candidate’s area of expertise
  • Serve as academic advisor and mentor to students
  • Supervise students in developing and implementing senior thesis projects, including guiding them in data analysis, thesis writing, and presentation
  • Attract funding and engage in research
  • Provide leadership and serve on academic committees

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience or interest in working in Asia
  • Experience or interest in working at a women’s university

AUW offers a regionally competitive salary, faculty housing, health insurance, travel to Chittagong and return travel at the completion of the contract. 
AUW is the first of its kind: an independent international institution dedicated to excellence, women’s education and leadership development–rooted in the contexts and aspirations of the people of Asia, but global in outlook. 

Located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, AUW exists to educate and empower a rising network of women leaders through the transformative power of a liberal arts and sciences education. Open to women from all walks of life, AUW particularly encourages women who are the first in their family to get a university education.

The people we seek are not reducible to lists of particulars. Our mission-driven identity requires faculty members who are able to employ their expertise with a strong sense of commitment and belonging. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Applications will include a C.V., sample publications and course syllabi, a statement of teaching and research, and three letters of recommendation to be forwarded separately. To apply, send application materials to As the university has multiple faculty searches underway, please specify "PPE" in the subject of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately, and positions are open until filled.


Founded in 2008 and located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, AUW is the first of its kind: a regional institution dedicated to women’s education and leadership development through liberal arts and sciences education.  It is international in outlook but rooted in the contexts and aspirations of the people of Asia. Chartered by the Parliament of Bangladesh, AUW exists solely to support a rising network of women leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers from across the region. It seeks out women who show significant academic achievement and potential, demonstrate courage and a sense of outrage at injustice, and are empathic to the woes of other people.


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