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Position Announcement: Economics (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 possess a Ph.D. in economics 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 are specifically interested in candidates with a research emphasis in international economics (trade or finance) to advance AU’s agenda in global financial and economic governance. Additional research interests in applied fields such as development, environment or energy issues would be welcome in order to create synergies with other economists at SIS and AU. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core international economics courses at the undergraduate and the MA levels.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin September 15 and will continue until the position is filled, with initial interviews planned at the January 2015 Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) meetings in Boston. 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, Economics 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

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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.

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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.