Professional Opportunities

The University of Exeter (United Kingdom)

The Politics department at the University of Exeter invites applications for a full professor to be based in Strategy and Security Institute. We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in security research (understood widely, not limited to international relations), with a track record of leading collaborative research projects. Applications will be received until February 18th.

More details can be found here:

Binghamton University’s Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

Binghamton University’s Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention seeks applications for a one-year (non-renewable) post-doctoral research and teaching Fellow. The GMAP Fellowship supports recent recipients of terminal degrees in academic disciplines contributing to the study of policies and practices designed to predict and prevent genocide and mass atrocities. Applicants must have their terminal degree conferred by the Fellowship start date of August 20, 2018. Recent PhDs in such disciplines (e.g., political science and international studies, sociology or anthropology, geography or public administration) are welcome to apply. In appropriate circumstances applications by recent recipients of the J.D. will also be considered, as will those already occupying temporary or tenure-track positions. For the 2018-19 academic year, the Institute particularly welcomes applicants whose research programs intersect with question of gender and prevention.

Binghamton University’s GMAP Institute concentrates specifically on the formation, implementation, and assessment of practical preventative measures and policies. Applicants should present a research program or proposal that documents this practical dimension. The Fellow will conduct research, collaborate with Binghamton University faculty and graduate students associated with the Institute, and will offer at least one public lecture and/or workshop during the academic year. The Fellow will also be expected to offer one course per academic year, at either the graduate or undergraduate level, in an appropriate department.

Review of complete applications will begin on February 15 and continue until the position has been filled. Details on how to apply at:


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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