School of International Service

Tenure-Line Faculty Position – International Relations, Comparative Studies -- Transnational Crime, Terrorism, Corruption


The School of International Service invites applications for a tenure-line position at the assistant-professor level in the field of international relations or comparative studies, with a specialization in the study of transnational crime, terrorism, or corruption, starting in the 2010-2011 academic year.  Specific areas of research may also include trafficking (human, narcotics, arms), money laundering, transnational crime groups, governance, and international security.

The successful candidate will have a record of research excellence and commitment to a productive research program, and a proven teaching and mentoring ability.  Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in a related discipline.  The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate, M.A., and PhD levels. 

Candidates should send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness, copies of relevant publications, and a graduate school transcript.  Please send the material to: Chair, Transnational Crime Faculty Search Committee, School of International Service, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8071. Consideration of applications will begin September 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

The multi-disciplinary faculty of the School of International Service includes more than seventy full-time, highly productive scholar-teachers in the fields of comparative and regional studies, global environmental policy, international communication, international development, international economic relations, international peace and conflict resolution, international politics, and United States foreign policy.


An EEO/AA University.  The University is committed

to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.  Women and minority

candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.