Assistant Professor, Terrorism & Homeland Security Policy

American University
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 07

Position description

The Department of Justice, Law and Criminology in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Terrorism and Homeland Security beginning August 1, 2018. A PhD at the time of appointment is required. Candidates who only possess a law degree (JD, LLM or SJD) will not be considered for this position.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit

Established in 1934, the School of Public Affairs offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of Government; Justice, Law, and Criminology; and Public Administration & Policy. The School is home to ten research centers and institutes and has 90 full-time faculty. The Department of Justice, Law and Criminology is a growing department with award-winning faculty. The Department offers degrees at the undergraduate (for both majors and minors), master’s and doctoral levels. To learn more, see


The position is focused on candidates who conduct research and are able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of terrorism studies, political violence, or homeland/national security. Applicants whose teaching and research interests connect to Criminology and/or legal studies in areas such as organized crime/gangs or cyber crimes would also be given preference. Successful applicants must have a strong research portfolio that includes a track record of publications in high-quality peer-reviewed outlets as well as the ability to attract external funding for their research.  Applicants also need documented experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

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