Professional Opportunities

Penn State University

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in International Relations, with the appointment beginning in fall 2018.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on intrastate violence or international security. Candidates should have active research agendas, a record of quality publications or the potential to publish in high-quality venues, good teaching credentials, and demonstrated mastery of quantitative and/or formal research methods. Senior candidates with strong research records or candidates who could contribute to Penn State`s Global and International Studies Program, particularly by teaching introductory courses, will receive special consideration.

Application review will begin on September 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Apply online at


University of Southern California

The School of International Relations in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of International Relations, anticipated to begin Fall 2018. We seek applicants with a strong research program in the area of cross-national migration.  Candidates should demonstrate a capacity for innovative research on population movement as it relates to poverty and economic crisis, chronic hunger, internal violence and conflict, and/or environmental degradation and climate change. The successful candidate will also demonstrate strong methodological skills, whether qualitative or quantitative, including the ability to teach a Ph.D.-level methods course. Applicants with expertise in experimental design or advanced statistical techniques are especially welcome. A Ph.D. is required by time of appointment.

Applications should be complete by October 1 to receive fullest consideration. Applicants are required to complete the on-line application process (with few exceptions—such as published books—materials submitted by regular post will not be accepted). Follow this link or paste it in a browser: . Required materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC for references, and official graduate transcripts. Inquiries may be sent to


U.S. Naval War College

The Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD) invites applicants to apply for Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Security Studies. SORD produces innovative strategic research and analysis for the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense, and the broader national security community. The department houses a number of specialized institutes, groups, and centers that foster deeper levels of research, analysis, and teaching on subjects of critical interest for the Navy.

Responsibilities will include researching, analyzing, writing, and directly supporting Navy leadership on topics of war and future warfare. These research and analytic topics will include, but not be limited to, questions of war prevention, initiation and termination, the evolution of conventional military capabilities, technologies, and strategies, and their impact on strategies and operations particularly, but not exclusively, in the maritime domain.

Details and application instructions can be found at:—Colleges/Human-Resources/Civilian-Employment/Assistant-Associate-Full-Professor-of-Security-Stu.aspx

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