The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Social Networks. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and begin August 1, 2018. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or the highest equivalent degree in a relevant discipline by August 2018. Candidates should be scholar-teachers who bring together conceptual and empirical innovations in the investigation of social networks in global, cross-national, regional and/or comparative perspectives. Scholars who come from a wide range of disciplines are especially welcome to apply. SIS is particularly interested in scholars who utilize social network analysis and large-n research approaches and who focus on individual, organizational and/or inter-organizational levels of analysis. Substantive foci of interest include, but are by no means limited to, trans-border migration, economic and social development, policy emergence in global governance, transnational elite reproduction, forced displacement, or the spread and control of infectious diseases. Empirically grounded research on such issues will complement the work of SIS faculty research clusters and interdisciplinary AU 2030 initiatives.
The School of International Service (SIS) at American University invites candidates, from across the disciplines, with expertise in the politics of global climate change to apply for a tenured position at the Associate or Full professor level.
Areas of particular interest include:
Climate vulnerability, justice, and adaptation including social movements, the disproportionate impacts of climate change on economically marginalized communities, the distributional consequences of institutional responses, and the social dimensions of adaptation as given by class, race, and gender
Science/politics/policy interface, knowledge-power, and the exclusionary dynamics and technocratic orientations of institutional responses
The potential and challenges for renewable energy systems in climate mitigation
Climate diplomacy, international institution building, and issues of macro-micro interactions
Climate finance mechanisms and their reception and impacts in developing countries
As a school that includes a diversity of scholarly disciplines and approaches, we seek the best candidates without respect to a particular discipline. We seek scholar-teachers whose work is theoretically grounded, empirically tested, and policy relevant. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in research and teaching and commitment to university service. Candidates should share the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Housed in a beautiful LEED-Gold certified building which reflects our commitment to sustainability and ecological stewardship, SIS is a diverse and inclusive community of 3,000 students, 120+ full-time faculty and more than 20,000 alumni worldwide. Our offerings feature a comprehensive liberal arts program for undergraduates, professional education in international affairs for Master's students, and a multidisciplinary program for Doctoral students. Learn more about SIS at www.american.edu/sis
American University’s School of International Service is a top-ten, multi-disciplinary school of international affairs located in Washington, D.C. SIS faculty produce transformational research and prepare our students for global careers in government, nonprofits, and business. Learn more 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.
Established in 1957, American University's School of International Service (SIS) is a top-ten, multi-disciplinary school of international affairs located in Washington, D.C. SIS faculty produce transformational research and prepare our students for global careers in government, nonprofits, and business. SIS's prime location provides opportunities for research, professional training, public service, and internships in the nation's capital and around the world.