School of International Service - American University, Washington D.C.

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Position Announcement: One Non-Tenure Track Research Professor School of International Service American University 

The Accountability Research Center (ARC) at the School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty research professor. This appointment is a renewable 12-month term position and will begin on July 1, 2019.   

Applicants should hold a PhD in a social science discipline or equivalent (MA/MS and ten years of professional research experience).  We are seeking researchers who study Transparency, Participation, and Accountability.  Candidates should have substantial field experience in the global South, issue/sector expertise, experience with balanced researcher-practitioner partnerships, and a diverse publication track record.  

The candidate who fills the position will engage in applied research full-time in the School of International Service’s Accountability Research Center (ARC) (https://www.accountabilityresearch.org/). The candidate will co-design research agendas with ARC partners, develop proposals, expand ARC relationships, assist ARC partners on technical research and dissemination issues and publish in scholarly and/or practitioner journals.  No teaching is required.  Candidates must also share the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.   

Salary is competitive and external funding has been secured for three years. We will give first consideration to applications received by May 10, 2019. However, we will consider applications until the position is filled. 

Applications must be submitted electronically via https://apply.interfolio.com/61877.  

− Attach a letter of application that addresses affinities with ARC’s mission, curriculum vitae, and a small portfolio of relevant work.   

− Please also attach a statement of your past or future contributions to diversity and inclusion in professional settings.   

− You will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of three references and request that Interfolio contact them for a confidential letter of recommendation.   

Queries about the search may be sent to arc@american.edu.  Queries about the online application system may be sent to help@interfolio.com

American University is a private institution of higher education in the nation's capital.  For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.  American University's School of International Service (SIS) is a top-ten school of international affairs with 3,000 students, 120+  full-time faculty and more than 20,000 alumni worldwide.  SIS faculty produce transformational research and our prime location provides opportunities for collaboration with professionals in government, the private sector, and think tanks and other non-profits.  Learn more about SIS at www.american.edu/sis

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual's genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively Protected Bases) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.  

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