School of International Service - International Relations Online Program

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics, Humanities, Other Humanities, Professional Fields, Security Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations, Administrative, Academic Affairs, International Programs
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of International Service (SIS) invites applications for adjunct faculty to lead a 3-credit online graduate course for the International Relations Online Program. Degrees offered online include Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR), Master of International Service Executive Program (MIS), and Master of Science in International Relations and Business (MSIRB). Courses are fully online and offered over 15-week terms (MAIR and MIS) and 10-week terms (MSIRB). All online courses are hybrid, comprised of asynchronous content and synchronous sessions lead weekly by adjunct faculty.

Position responsibilities include navigating the 2IR LMS and facilitating live sessions on the Zoom platform, supporting student needs, completing all grading, and developing session plans with faculty coordinators and other section leaders to provide a high quality interactive learning experience for students. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold online office hours, provide assignment feedback, and consult with the designated faculty coordinators regarding the progress of the class. Live sessions complement the asynchronous content and adjunct faculty are expected to develop session activities that incorporate asynchronous content. Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to, international relations theory, economics, quantitative methods, project design, monitoring and evaluation, intercultural communication, security, foreign policy, international negotiation, conflict resolution, international development, and statistics.

To further explore the specific course offerings, and for more information on the SIS online degree programs and courses, visit: .


The ideal candidate will hold a Masters, PhD or a terminal degree in an applicable field with relevant professional experience. Teaching experience at the college level is highly preferred though not required. Course assignments and schedules will depend on the selected candidate's profile and strengths. Review of applications will be ongoing and are subject to ongoing budgetary approval and sufficient course enrollment.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit the following documents to Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Statement of Teaching Interests/Experience/Approach (please include which SIS Online class(es) you are interested in teaching); Recent Course Evaluations (if applicable); and three professional references. All application materials will be treated as confidential per American University policy.

Requests for additional information and submissions should be sent to

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