Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position
Employer: School of International Service, American University
Location: 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, School of International Service, Washington, DC, 20016, United States
Field(s) of specialization: Environmental; Ag. Econ. - Political Economy
Position type(s): Untenured Professor
Application deadline: 30 Jun 2019
Posting end date: 3 Jul 2019
Ad text:

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty appointment for AY 19-20. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is for one year, commencing on July 1, 2019, with the expectation that the appointment may be renewed for subsequent academic years subject to satisfactory performance and budgetary authorization.  


The position is intended for a person who would serve as the Administrative Director for our professionally-oriented Masters programs in International Development; Global Environmental Policy; and International Economic Relations.  These professional programs collectively train 150 students each academic year and prepare graduates for careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.   


We are especially interested in candidates with administrative/management experience, who specialize in policy, practice, and/or scholarship at the intersection of sustainable development and international economics.   


The Administrative Director provides leadership to their designated programs.  By working closely with faculty, students, and staff, the director is well positioned to support community building and the distinct intellectual life of their respective programs.  The successful candidate has responsibility for the design, delivery, and assessment of the curriculum;  program-level recruitment and conversion strategies; and student professional and academic success.   


In addition, the person selected would teach two courses per academic year in SIS at the graduate and/or undergrad level. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.  


The candidate would ideally have a record of excellence in teaching and administration. Applicants should hold a PhD in a social science discipline or equivalent (MA/MS and ten years of professional experience).   


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

− Applications must be submitted electronically via  http://apply.interfolio.com/63662 .

− Attach a letter of application that addresses affinities with relevant programs and management experience.   

− Attach recent teaching evaluations (when possible). 

− Please also attach a statement of your past or future contributions to diversity and inclusion in professional settings.   

− 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 schroede@american.edu.  Queries about the online application system may be sent to help@interfolio.com. 


American University is a private institution of higher education in the nation's capital.  For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.  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 www.american.edu/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 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. 

Application procedure

To apply, visit http://apply.interfolio.com/63662. (See posting for details.)

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