Current Full-Time Faculty Openings

Available Positions

Biology - Computational Genomics, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
Biology - Director of Biology Teaching Laboratories
Biology/Psychology - Neuroscience, Non-Tenure Track, Instructor
Business - Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
Chemistry - Department Chair, Tenured, Associate or Professor
Computer Science - Collaborating Research Team, Tenure-line, Multiple Positions, Assistant/Associate/Professor
Computer Science - Non-Tenure Track
Environmental Science - Collaborating Research Team, Tenure-line, Multiple Positions, Assistant/Associate/Professor
International Service - Economics, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
International Service - Emerging Powers, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
International Service - Global Health, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
International Service - Transnational/International Security, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
International Service - Transnational/International Security, Tenure-line, Associate or full Professor
International Service - Urban Studies, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
Justice, Law & Criminology - Department Chair, Tenure, Professor
Justice, Law & Criminology - Terrorism & Homeland Security Policy, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
Law Library - Head of Collections & Bibliographic Service, Tenure-Track
Performing Arts - Ethnomusicology, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
Performing Arts - Theatre/Musical Theatre, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
Psychology - Non-Tenure Track
Public Administration & Policy - Nonprofit Management, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
Public Administration & Policy - Organizational Behavior, Development, or Theory, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
Public Affairs - Director of the Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research, Non-Tenure Track
Public Health - Director, Non-Tenure Track
University Library - Electronic Resources Librarian, Assistant or Associate Librarian
World Languages and Cultures - Spanish and Latin American Studies, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
World Languages and Cultures - TESOL/Applied Linguistics, Tenure-line, Assistant/Associate Professor

 

Position Descriptions



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Biology - Computational Genomics, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

The Department of Biology at American University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2014. Applicants must have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics, or a related discipline as well as postdoctoral research experience, excellent potential for extramural funding, a strong publication track record, and teaching experience. Responsibilities include developing a strong extramurally funded research program to develop methods to address 'big data' issues from a computational perspective, supervising undergraduate and graduate student research, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses including advanced courses in computational biology and genomics, and providing university service. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, an overview of their research program, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of at least three references to: Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Biology, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016. To submit electronically (preferred), send applications to biology@american.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.



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Biology - Director of Biology Teaching Laboratories

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, term faculty position as the Director of Biology Teaching Laboratories to begin August 1, 2014. A PhD in Biology or a closely related field, 3 years post-doctoral research experience, and 3 years teaching experience are required. Strong management and organization skills must be demonstrated. Proficiency in developing laboratory pedagogy and membership in relevant professional associations is desirable.

The successful candidate will directly supervise faculty and graduate students who teach the lab sections for the introductory Biology courses and be responsible for the safety, quality, and rigor of the student performance in those lab sections. The candidate should have strong writing skills in terms of creating lab exercises and submitting relevant grants. Additional duties may also be assigned by the Biology Chair

Send letter of application addressing relevant teaching interests and experience, C.V., and three letters of reference to:

Dr. David Carlini, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Biology
American University
Hurst Hall, Rm. 101
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Send electronic submissions to biology@american.edu (electronic submissions strongly encouraged). Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.



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Biology/Psychology - Neuroscience, Non-Tenure Track, Instructor

The Department of Biology and Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invite applicants for a full-time, one-year term faculty position as Instructor of Neuroscience beginning Fall 2014.

Candidates must have a PhD in Neuroscience or closely related field and a minimum of 3 years teaching experience. Strong organization skills must be demonstrated. Proficiency in developing and executing laboratory curriculum and pedagogy are essential. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for instructing laboratory courses in Behavioral Neuroscience and Cellular & Molecular Neurobiology. Instructing courses that contribute to the undergraduate Neuroscience curriculum may also be necessary. The candidate will join a team of educators as part of the newly developed undergraduate major in Neuroscience.

Send letter of application addressing relevant teaching interests and experience, a C.V., and at least three letters of reference sent directly from referees to:

Chair, Search Committee
Department of Biology
American University
Hurst Hall, Rm. 101
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Send electronic submissions to: biology@american.edu (electronic submissions strongly encouraged). Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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Business - Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

The Department of Management at the Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington, D.C. invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track appointment to a faculty position beginning fall semester 2015.

Qualifications include:
•Ph.D. in appropriate field of Management (organizational behavior, organizational psychology, human resource management) or anticipated Ph.D. completion by August 2015.
•Academic and business background that would allow the individual to develop teaching expertise in organizational behavior and/or human resource management.
•Primary teaching interest in organizational behavior, teams, human capital.
•Effective teaching at all levels.
•Strong commitment to high-quality research.

Responsibilities include:
-High quality undergraduate and graduate teaching
-Research focused on top-tier and high quality journals
-Participation in department, school, and university activities

Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary: Competitive

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vita, copies of teaching evaluations, and three references electronically to:

Takei Roach
Kogod School of Business
American University
MGMTrecruit@american.edu
For further information: http://www.kogod.american.edu

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Computer Science - Non-Tenure Track

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a one-year, full-time term faculty position beginning in Fall 2014.

Qualified candidates will have a graduate degree in Computer Science or a closely related field; a PhD or equivalent experience is preferred. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate-level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) courses, teaching additional undergraduate core computer science courses, and performing departmental and university service. A strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching is expected; experience in teaching GIS at the undergraduate and graduate level is preferred. For information about the department and its courses, see www.american.edu/cas/cs/index.cfm.

Send letter of application, C.V., and three letters of reference to:

Term Search Committee
Department of Computer Science
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016

Send electronic submissions to http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo (electronic submissions strongly encouraged). Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.



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Law Library - Head of Collections & Bibliographic Service, Tenure-Track

DESCRIPTION: The Pence Law Library at the Washington College of Law is seeking a Head of Collections & Bibliographic Services Librarian. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of the library’s The successful candidate will coordinate the use of technology for receiving, processing, cataloging, and retrieval of legal information in digital, paper, and other formats. The Pence Law Library’s collections total nearly 600,000 in print and electronic resources. The Pence Law Library uses the Innovative Interfaces Sierra platform. This is a tenure-track position reporting to the Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources.

DUTIES:

Besides managing the Collections & Bibliographic Services Department with four (4) full-time and (1) part-time staff and supervising the utilization of metadata schema at the Pence Law Library, this position is responsible for:

• Cataloging materials in all subjects and formats
• Exploring and integrating appropriate emerging technologies into cataloging practices
• Establishing best practices for facilitating discovery and access to all library resources
• Coordinating the receiving, organizing, accessing and processing of materials in all formats
• Directly supervising at least six full time and several student employees
• Assist in all efforts necessary to move the law library to its new location on the Tenley Campus.
This person in this position recommends the adoption of bibliographic maintenance standards and authorities in an automated environment and develops procedures for processing all library materials. This position manages special projects which involves collection and bibliographical service issues.

This position is expected to participate in various collegial law library faculty programs, including collection development and the faculty liaison program and may be expected to participate in the reference desk rotation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Qualifications
An MLS from an ALA-accredited institution and at least five years of experience in an academic library. In-depth knowledge of any Integrated Library System, and current trends in metadata standards. In-depth knowledge of bibliographic utilities and tools including, but not limited to: OCLC input standards and guidelines, CONNNEXION software, AACR2, LCSH, LCCS, and MARC21 metadata schema. Understanding of Internet technology as it pertains to relationships between metadata systems. Familiarity with RDA and FRBR sufficient to guide staff in transitioning to these new standards. Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheets, databases, and word processing applications in a Windows environment. Also preferred is experience in project management and cross-unit collaboration.

The candidate must possess strong collegial, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; have the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups, and a demonstrated history of professional development. Supervisory experience is also required. Also required is the ability to handle complex, analytical work, balance priorities and meet deadlines. The ability to produce scholarly work eligible for publication is essential for this position.

Preferred Qualifications
An advanced degree or certificate in Information Systems or a related field. Experience with the Innovative Interfaces Sierra system; familiarity with emerging trends in library systems and services.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply:

Send a letter of application, resume and three letters of reference to Sarah Warren, Faculty Coordinator, at appointments@wcl.american.edu with copies to Sima Mirkin, Chair – Search Committee, MetaData & Digital Services Librarian Electronic smirkin@wcl.american.edu. Electronic submissions are preferred but you may submit your application materials to the following address:

American University
Washington College of Law
Office of the Dean, Suite 366
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.



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Psychology - Non-Tenure Track

The Department of Psychology at American University invites applications for a one-year term teaching position beginning Fall 2014. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or have completed all requirements for that degree by August 2014. Area of specialization can be either Clinical Psychology or Perception/Cognition/Experimental Psychology; instructional assignments will be matched to selected candidates’ areas of expertise.

The teaching obligation will be three courses in each Fall and Spring semesters. The possible courses include, but are not limited to, Psychology as a Natural Science (an introductory 100-level course); The Senses (a 200-level course on sensation and perception); Drugs and Behavior (a 200-level course focused on drugs’ influences on the nervous system and patterns of drug use and abuse); Social Psychology (a 200-level course in traditional social psychology); Psychological Assessment (a graduate-level course on theoretical and practical aspects of measurement of psychological functioning); Cognitive Behavior Therapy Practicum (a graduate-level course on review of techniques and involving supervision and co-therapy). Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in teaching. Ability to mentor undergraduate or graduate students in research will be welcome.

Applicants should provide a letter of application addressing teaching experience (include student evaluations of courses taught) and interests, a CV, and three letters of recommendation sent directly from referees. Application materials should be sent to:

Zehra Peynircioglu, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Psychology
American University
Washington DC 20016-8062

Email: psychsearch@american.edu (electronic submission is encouraged). Review of applications will begin on June 16 and continue until the position is filled.

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.



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Public Affairs - Director of the Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research, Non-Tenure Track

The School of Public Affairs at American University is seeking a director for its Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research (WIPAR). The director will report to the Dean of the School of Public Affairs (SPA) and will support faculty in developing innovative research projects, securing external funding to support that work, organizing multi-faculty research projects, and connecting with policymakers who can put research findings into practice. With over 60 faculty members currently engaged in public affairs research, the School of Public Affairs seeks to spur groundbreaking research that will contribute to the major public policy issues of our time.

The successful candidate will provide leadership in tapping the existing capabilities of SPA faculty and crafting funding strategies to foster research pertinent to critical policy issues. Among other things, the director will provide support for current faculty seeking external research funding, help build teams of scholars in SPA and beyond to seek major research funding, and facilitate partnerships with other research institutions.

A master’s degree is required. Preference will be given to applicants holding a doctoral degree in a relevant field. Prior leadership experience in grant writing or management is necessary, as is past work in a university, foundation, or research setting. Candidates with appropriate experience are eligible for appointment as term faculty on a multi-year contract in the School of Public Affairs. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Applications are preferred in electronic format. Please address to spasearch@american.edu and include WIPAR Director Search in the subject line of your email. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vita, and name and contact information for three references. Non-electronic applications should be addressed to:

WIPAR Director Search
Office of the Dean, School of Public Affairs
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: 202-885-6201
Email: spasearch@american.edu

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 www.american.edu.

Established in 1934, the School of Public Affairs offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the departments of Government; Justice, Law, and Criminology; and Public Administration and Policy. The School’s programs are consistently ranked among the best in the field of public affairs by U.S. News &World Report. Learn more about the School of Public Affairs at www.american.edu/spa.

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.



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Public Health - Director, Non-Tenure Track

The Public Health program at American University invites applications for a full-time, renewable position as the Director of the Public Health Program to begin January or May 2014. An MPH and teaching experience are required; a PhD in Public Health or a related field is strongly preferred. We are seeking an energetic individual to further strengthen, and increase visibility of, a thriving Public Health Program. The Director will reach across campus as well as into the greater DC area to develop new courses, interdisciplinary initiatives, internship opportunities and collaborations. Administrative duties will include course scheduling, student advising and recruitment, and overseeing an internship network. The Director will teach courses that may include foundation and advanced courses in Public Health, and courses related to field of expertise. Candidates will have opportunities to maintain a research agenda, if interested. Departmental affiliation will reflect the applicant’s academic and scholarly expertise, and could include an appointment in Biology, Psychology, or Sociology, among others. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application addressing relevant training and experience, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of purpose describing how their area of expertise will complement that of other faculty, and the names and contact information for three references. Application materials should be sent to:

Dr. Lynne Arneson, Director, Public Health Program
Department of Biology
Hurst Hall, Rm. 101
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016

To submit electronically (preferred), send applications to biology@american.edu.

Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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University Library - Electronic Resources Librarian, Assistant or Associate Librarian

American University Library invites applications for an Electronic Resources Librarian at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian. The successful candidate will be an innovative, user-focused, collaborative Electronic Resources Librarian to provide vision and leadership in managing the Electronic Resources Management (ERM) Unit.

Responsibilities: The Electronic Resources Librarian reports to the Director of Technical Services and manages the ERM Unit within the Technical Services Division of the University Library. This Unit is responsible for acquiring the library’s electronic resources which includes databases, datasets, e-journals, and aggregator packages, negotiating license agreements, compiling and analyzing usage statistics, troubleshooting access problems, managing the library’s various electronic resource platforms and delivery systems. Manages the electronic resources/serials collection budget of $4.2 million. The Electronic Resources Librarian supervises 3 FTE unit members. Supervisorial duties of this position include developing and implementing unit goals and projects, establishing policies and procedures as well as hiring, training, and evaluating staff. As a member of the Collections Management Team, this position participates in collection development activities and provides support for digital initiatives. As a member of the Technical Services management team, this position serves a leadership role within the division.

As a member of the Library faculty, this position participates in in library governance activities, provides expertise regarding innovations and trends within librarianship and specifically regarding the management of electronic resources, contributes to creative and scholarly research, and participates in campus-wide committees. This position reports to the Director of Technical Services.

Requirements: ALA accredited M.L.S. Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience managing electronic resources including acquisitions, licensing, and providing access, fund management, knowledge base management and the technical aspects of electronic resources. Evidence of leadership and management skills. Evidence of initiative, an ability to work collegially in a team environment as well as excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills. Evidence of potential to meet continuous appointment requirements in performance of primary responsibilities, scholarship, and university service. Experience with an integrated library system, electronic resources management system, and link resolver.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The American University Library www.american.edu/library serves the AU community through a collection of over 1,300,000 volumes, 52,000 media and sound recordings. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and numerous partner collections across campus including those with GLBTA, Career, and Visual Arts resources. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 125,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects. Personnel include 20 library faculty, several part-time librarians, 70 full-time staff, and about 140 student assistants. The library's budget is about $14.4 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 12, 000 students.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046
mmikkel@american.edu

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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