Professional Opportunities

University of California, San Diego’s Center for Peace and Security Studies

Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS) at the University of California, San Diego is seeking to recruit postdoctoral scholars for positions beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year.  Each position is also renewable at the discretion of the cPASS Director. Research at cPASS targets emerging modes of conflict and new forms of deterrence. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of research backgrounds and diverse methodological approaches. Compensation is competitive.

Postdocs will work closely with the Center Director in conducting cPASS research activities such as data collection, analysis, preparing project reports and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, preparing and delivering oral presentations to diverse audiences, overseeing qualitative research or supervising project labs, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate research activities. Additional details are available at the following link:

Interested applicants should provide a letter describing their qualifications and the reasons for interest in the position. A printed copy of a curriculum vitae is also required. Additional materials may be requested after initial review. Please send all materials to  Please ensure to include the phrase “cPASS Postdoc Fellow” in the subject heading.  Review of applications will be ongoing.

Virginia Military Institute

The Virginia Military Institute’s Department of International Studies and Political Science (IS) announces a one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor position in U.S. National Security Policy, beginning 01 August 2018.  The appointment is for a 4-4 teaching load. The primary teaching responsibility is an undergraduate course on the history, development, and future of U.S. National Security Policy, which is a mid-level core requirement in the IS curriculum. Candidates would also be expected to teach two upper-level undergraduate elective courses on security studies-related topics. Applicants should complete an application and submit a cover letter summarizing their interest in the position and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and graduate transcripts online at:

Separately, applicants should submit three letters of recommendation via e-mail to the VMI International Studies Department Head, Dennis Foster, at

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be submitted by 15 April 2018.


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:

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