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Comparative Politics and Research Design (Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track Position)

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a term faculty appointment for AY 22-23 for a scholar with specialization in comparative politics and research design . A successful candidate will teach foundational courses in comparative politics and research methods. All regional specializations and methodological approaches will be considered.

The course load is 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.

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, 2022 .

The salary range is between $62,000 – $65,000. Review of applications will begin May 25, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval.

Queries about the search may be sent to Professor Gina Lambright ( ). Queries about the online application system may be sent to and the SIS faculty affairs coordinator .

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 at .

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 information
or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. To ensure the health and safety of our community, American University requires that all faculty and staff are vaccinated for Covid-19. To learn more about American University's health and safety directives please click here . 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 highly qualified and experienced practitioners with equivalent (MA/MS and ten years of relevant professional experience) will also be considered.

Applications must be submitted electronically via the Interfolio application system. Applicants should include the following in their application:
  • A cover letter that outlines your academic background and ability to fulfill the requirements of the job (including courses previously taught).
  • An up-to-date Curriculum vitae
  • As statement describing past examples of your contributions to diversity and inclusion in the classroom and/or in other professional settings.
  • A 1-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Teaching evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • The names of three references (applicants should request that the Interfolio system contact referees for a confidential letter of recommendation).

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