Assistant Professor in International Affairs-Tenure Track

The New School
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 26

Position description

The Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning on July 1, 2018. The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.

The New School, a private university in New York City’s Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.

The Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs (SGPIA) offers an array of graduate programs that bridge critical theory and practical training. These programs include a traditional MA in International Affairs, a modular MS in International Affairs, an International Field Program, and UN Summer Study Program. Its approach is distinctive in the New School tradition: reflective, iconoclastic, and socially engaged. The program was recently named one of the country’s top international affairs programs by the Foreign Policy Association. Information about The New School and the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs can be found at:

The successful candidate will be a social scientist with an active agenda of research and publication relevant to the international affairs program. The successful candidate will also have a record of excellent teaching. We encourage applications from candidates whose research crosses disciplines and whose scholarly work provides a critical understanding of contemporary issues in international affairs. While the position is primarily dedicated to supporting the International Affairs MA/MS program, faculty are expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants are expected to be able to make strong contributions in—and take leadership in relationship to—key initiatives in SGPIA. Areas of such contribution may include: the development of new models of engaged learning through SGPIA’s studios and international field programs; the practicum in international affairs; SGPIA’s new “modular” MS degree; and SGPIA’s global platform, which links programs in the global area across the New School.


Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in one of the social sciences (including but not limited to political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, and geography) is required, as well as active research and scholarship in areas including but not limited to conflict, security, and peace-building; human rights and humanitarianism; international organizations; international political economy; and global environmental governance. Teaching experience at the college/university level is also required.

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