Adjunct Faculty - SIS Department of Politics, Governance & Economics (Open Continuous)

American University
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 28

Position description

This is an open continuous vacancy announcement that will be used to fill adjunct vacancies as they occur. Until you hear from a representative of the SIS Department of Politics, Governance & Economics or the Office of HR Faculty, please continue to also apply directly to other positions posted on AU's website.

We're excited that you are applying to become a member of the Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Politics, Governance & Economics in the School of International Service at American University. Adjunct faculty are a key component of the university community, enriching the curriculum with their professional experience and scholarly expertise. They play a vital role in every department and program in every school and college at the university, teaching on campus, in our on-line programs, and working with students one-on-one.

Resolving today's transnational crises requires a global perspective that unites pioneering research with a foundational understanding of economics, politics, and governance. In SIS's Politics, Governance, and Economics (PGE) department, our faculty of political scientists, economists, and top regional specialists investigate longstanding and emerging questions related to power, identity, and institutions. Our courses train students with the foundational knowledge and data analysis skills to resolve pressing international, regional, and local issues.

Established in 1957, American University's School of International Service (SIS) is a top-ten school of international affairs located in Washington, D.C. SIS faculty produce transformational research and prepare our students for global careers in government, nonprofits, and business. SIS's prime location provides opportunities for research, professional training, public service, and internships in the nation's capital and around the world.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

AU's School of International Service has the following Adjunct pay bands:

Candidates Without a Terminal Degree

1-2 Credit Course: $2,865 - $3,335

3-4 Credit Course: $4,725 - $5,500

5-6 Credit Course: $4,938 - $5,748

Candidates With a Terminal Degree

1-2 Credit Course: $3,414 - $3,600

3-4 Credit Course: $5,400 - $7,000

5-6 Credit Course: $5,548 - $7,192


AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options.

Other Details

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • Employees in staff positions at American University must deliver their services to the university from either the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, or perform work on-site at the university.
  • Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • American University is an E-Verify employer.

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