Listings‎ > ‎

American University

Position Announcement: Global Health (Assistant Professor)
School of International Service
American University

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2015. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or the highest equivalent degree in a relevant discipline by August 2015.

We seek scholar-teachers whose work is theoretically grounded, empirically tested, and policy relevant. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in research and teaching and a commitment to university service. Candidates should also share the School’s commitment to diversity.

We seek an innovative scholar of global health to join our group of scholars focused on the intersection of social science and public health. Candidates who study the social, political, and environmental factors that influence health and the spread of disease, including cross-cultural patterns of the diffusion of health-related phenomena, are particularly welcome. A history of external grant funding will be looked upon favorably, as will those with backgrounds in medical anthropology or health economics.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin September 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: Attach a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Applications are strongly preferred in electronic format. Non-electronic applications should be addressed to:

Chair, Global Health Search Committee
c/o Jennifer Napolitano, Faculty Affairs Coordinator
School of International Service
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8071
Tel: 202-885-1672

American University is a private institution located in the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit:

Established in 1957, American University’s School of International Service (SIS) produces cutting edge research addressing the world’s most pressing challenges and trains the next generation of global leaders. Our programs aim to foster a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

A top ten school of international relations located in Washington, DC, SIS provides opportunities for research, professional training, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.

SIS is guided by the principle that present and future global challenges necessitate the collaboration of a wide range of disciplines, and that students gain from these varied perspectives in the classroom and through their research and studies at the school and beyond.

Learn more about SIS at:

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status. American University is a tobacco- and smoke-free campus.