Current Full-Time Faculty Openings

Available Positions

Anthropology - Environmental Anthropology, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
Art - Game Design Studio, Non-Tenure, In-Residence position
Biology - Computational Genomics, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
Business - Global Projects Director, Non-Tenure Track, Executive in Residence
Business - Information Technology, Non-Tenure Track
Business - Corporate Citizenship/Strategic Management, Non-Tenure Track
Computer Science - Department Chair, Tenured, Associate or Full Professor
Computer Science - Gaming, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
Environmental Science, Tenured, Associate or Full Professor
Government - Political Theory, Non-Tenure Track, Post-Doctoral Fellowship
International Service - Multiple Positions, Non-Tenure Track, Instructor, Professorial Lecturer, or Assistant Professor
Justice, Law and Criminology - Law and Society, Non-Tenure Track
Law - Civil Advocacy Clinic & Women and the Law, two Non-Tenure Track Positions, Practitioners in Residence
Physics - Assistant Director of Physics Laboratories, Non-Tenure Track
Physics - Professorial Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track
Public Health - Director, Non-Tenure Track
Sociology - Center for Health, Risk, & Society, Tenure-line, Open Rank
University Library - Social Sciences Librarian, Non-Tenure Track, multi-year position, Assistant Librarian
World Languages and Cultures - MA in TESOL Program, Non-Tenure Track Position 


Position Descriptions



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Anthropology - Environmental Anthropology, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

American University’s Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 2014. We are seeking candidates with a specialization in environmental anthropology who demonstrate a thoughtful approach to innovative methods and who share the department’s commitments to social justice and to studies of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and other sources of inequality. The applicant’s research agenda should also complement the department’s current strengths and enhance the department's involvement in one of the key areas in American University’s Project 2030 (see: http://www.american.edu/provost/communications/March-29-2012.cfm). Responsibilities include conducting and publishing research, teaching courses in the university’s General Education program as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Anthropology, advising students, and participating in department, college and university service activities. To be considered, applicants must have a Ph.D. completed by August 2014. Publication record and previous teaching experience are required.

Send curriculum vita, discussion of research interests, description of teaching experience, sample syllabi, and names of three references to: The Chair, Search Committee at anth@american.edu (e-submissions preferred)

or

The Department of Anthropology
Hamilton Hall
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20016-8003

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 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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Art - Game Design Studio, Non-Tenure, In-Residence position

American University’s new Game Design studio seeks a Game Designer in residence for an interdisciplinary collaboration in public engagement games.

Description:
This 12-18 month Washington DC based, full-time residency is an unprecedented opportunity for a high quality visual artist in games. One residency is available for an artist working in 3D models, 2D Digital Art, graphic design or allied mediums with a strong emphasis in digital play. The artist in residence has two key responsibilities:

1. Continued development of collaborative and independent projects in digital games. The resident will further their own personal projects in games as well as creating visual works with a team of faculty and students producing persuasive play.

2. Lead 2-3 seminar or studio courses (graduate and undergraduate) in digital art production for games annually.

Residents are expected to become active members of the art and design community within American University and the Washington DC area. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience, and the position includes high quality benefits. The residency may be renewable following standardized evaluation. The target start of the residency is the spring semester 2014, although it is flexible dependent on the availability of the selected candidate. However it will commence no later than August 2014.

Eligibility and qualifications:
The successful candidate will have demonstrated background in game design, implementation, and production; and will be able to blend experimental design and technology ideas with practical application. Special consideration will be given to applicants with demonstrable research or industry experience in game design, experience teaching courses, leading workshops, tutorials, or classes, and a portfolio of experimental games, board mobile games, award winning independent title(s), and substantial art direction experience.

Application:
Submit letter of application/statement of purpose, curriculum vitae, links to samples of own work available on line (or media with such samples if relevant), and three professional or academic references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 30, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Chemi Montes
Games Residence Search
Department of Art, American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20016-8004
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 - 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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Business - Global Projects Director, Non-Tenure Track, Executive in Residence

The Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C. is seeking a Global Projects Director to establish relationships with global business organizations and coordinate MBA consulting projects. The position carries the term faculty rank of Executive in Residence, reports to the Dean’s office, and has a preferred start date in early Summer 2014.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsibilities for this position include securing student global consulting projects with paying clients, managing project budgets, planning, implementation, and assessment. The Director will teach one course per year, in addition to managing MBA global consulting projects and liaising with faculty, staff, and the business community as appropriate.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The Kogod School of Business is an exciting, entrepreneurial institution known for its quality degree programs and international emphasis, with over 500 graduate and 1300 undergraduate students. The Kogod School of Business and its programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The first business school to be established in Washington DC, the Kogod School of Business has been recognized by various global ranking agencies for academic excellence and recruiter preference.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in business or a related field (Ph.D. preferred), plus some combination of experience in program management, consultative sales, teaching, or development. A business record coupled with a master’s degree may be sufficient. Familiarity and connections with the global business landscape is highly preferred. Candidates must be committed to excellence in program management.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should submit their application materials, with a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three references. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit and communicate by email. Review of applications begins February 12, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Requests for information and applications should be directed to:

Ms. Takei Roach
Academic Affairs Coordinator
Kogod School of Business
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8044
takei@american.edu

Candidates selected for further consideration will be asked to have reference letters submitted to Ms. Roach at the same address, preferably electronically.

For additional information on the Kogod School of Business, consult www.american.edu/kogod.

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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Business - Information Technology, Non-Tenure Track

The Department of Information Technology invites applications for a one-year renewable full-time non-tenure track position in the area of business analytics with expertise in statistics, big data, decision sciences and quantitative analysis, for Academic Year 2014-15 (beginning August 1st 2014). The position carries the rank of Executive in Residence, or Term Assistant Professor, as appropriate, and is subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications. The requirements for this position are a Ph.D. earned or expected to be earned by August 1st, 2014, or equivalent work experience in fields related to analytics such as Operations Research, Operations Management, Management Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Applied Statistics, Engineering or Computational Sciences. The candidate must have a proven track record of teaching excellence preferably in business school courses. Evidence of scholarly research is a plus, particularly in key areas such as business analytics, business intelligence, big data, data science, data mining, decision sciences, managerial statistics, and productions and operations management.

Responsibilities. Primarily teaching business analytics, managerial statistics, applied production and operations management (POM) and other quantitative courses, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. This position carries an 18-hour teaching load that may be satisfied in Fall 2014 and Spring and Summer 2015 and some service participation in department, school, and university activities.

Application. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An application must include a cover letter, a resume, and three references. The letter or resume must provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluation scores, awards, etc. Short-listed candidates will also be asked to provide copies of all teaching evaluations and three letters of recommendation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to communicate by email. Requests for information and applications should be directed to:

Ms. Takei Roach
Academic Affairs Coordinator
Kogod School of Business
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8044
takei@american.edu

For additional information on the Kogod School of Business, consult www.american.edu/kogod

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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Business - Corporate Citizenship/Strategic Management, Non-Tenure Track

The Department of Management at the Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington, D.C. invites applications and nominations for a one-year renewable full-time non-tenure position for Academic Year 2014-15.

Qualifications include:
•Ph.D. or Master’s degree in appropriate field of Management (global corporate citizenship, business and society, sustainability, or strategic management)

•Candidates at the Master’s level should have several years of relevant management experience
•Demonstrated excellence in teaching social issues in management and/or strategic management at undergraduate and graduate levels.
•Strong commitment to service.
•Regionally located professionals preferred

Responsibilities include:
-High quality undergraduate and graduate teaching in two subject matters: 1) global corporate citizenship, business and society, social issues in management, and 2) strategic management

-Participation in department, school, and university activities

Rank: Instructor, Professional Lecturer, Senior Professional Lecturer, or Executive-in-Residence depending on qualifications Salary: Competitive

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

Takei Roach, Academic Affairs Coordinator
Kogod School of Business
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
takei@american.edu
202-885-1963

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 - Department Chair, Tenured, Associate or Full Professor

American University invites applications for a full-time, tenured position as Chair of the Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, beginning in August 2014. The position will be filled at the rank of associate professor or full professor. The candidates’ research expertise may be in any area of computer science with the exception of computer science education. Preference will be given to candidates who have chair or other administrative experience, who can contribute to the University’s initiatives in big data, neuroscience, and/or gaming for public engagement, and to candidates who have research partnerships or the ability to form research partnerships with science institutions in the Washington, DC area.

Responsibilities will include: establishing an externally-funded research program; administering and guiding the Department of Computer Science during a time of growth; teaching courses across the computer science curriculum from introductory courses to upper-level major electives; and engaging in service to the Department and University. The Department of Computer Science offers BS degrees in computer science and computational sciences, as well as minors in computer science and computational mathematics. For more information about our program, see www.american.edu/cas/cs/index.cfm. To be considered, applicants must have a Ph.D. in computer science or related discipline, and must meet the criteria for tenure and for the rank of associate or full professor at American University. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and the names of at least three references. Materials can be submitted online (highly preferred) at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo , or in hard copy to:

Chair Search Committee
Department of Computer Science
American University
Washington, DC 20016-8050

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 10, 2014. 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 - Gaming, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in the broadly defined area of gaming beginning in August 2014. Areas of the candidates’ research expertise may include, but are not limited to: game programming, game engine development, artificial intelligence, graphics, multi-player online environments, human-computer interactions, or mobile game development. Experience with video game research involving educational, social or political issues is desirable as these faculty positions are part of a long-term initiative at American University focused on interactive gaming strategies for more effective means of public engagement.

Responsibilities will include: establishing an externally-funded research program; teaching courses across the computer science curriculum from introductory courses to upper-level major electives; and engaging in service to the Department and University. The Department of Computer Science offers BS degrees in computer science and computational sciences, as well as minors in computer science and computational mathematics. For more information about our program, see www.american.edu/cas/cs/index.cfm. To be considered, applicants must have a Ph.D. in computer science or related discipline, post-doctoral and/or industry experience preferred. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and three letters of recommendation. Materials can be submitted online (highly preferred) at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo , or in hard copy to:

Search Committee
Department of Computer Science
American University
Washington, DC 20016-8050

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2013. 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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Environmental Science, Tenured, Associate or Full Professor

The Department of Environmental Science at American University invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor in Environmental Science beginning in August 2014. We are especially interested in a distinguished scientist with a strong record of publication and external funding who can draw together environmental studies faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of International Service, School of Communication, School of Public Affairs, and Washington College of Law as well as build a cohesive program, based both on existing faculty strengths as well as anticipated new hires. Applicants with interests in environmental problems in urban areas and/or with strong ties to environmental policy and implementation will be given special attention. The responsibilities of the successful applicant will include maintaining a strong externally-funded research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and providing university service.

Our strengths include a strategic Washington location, strong campus-wide research commitment to sustainability, several innovative interdisciplinary graduate programs, and strong ties to the environmental science and policy community via federal agencies, intergovernmental organizations, and environmental NGOs.

Applicants must have a PhD in a scientific discipline, at least ten years’ experience in academia or government, and a successful funding record. Candidates should send an application letter outlining research interests and teaching experience, a CV, no more than three sample publications, and the names of at least 3 references to:

Dr. David C. Culver
Chair, Environmental Science Search
Department of Environmental Science
American University, Beeghly 104
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8007

Email: environ@american.edu (electronic submission is encouraged)

Review of applications will begin October 1 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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Government - Political Theory, Non-Tenure Track, Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Department of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in Political Theory for AY 2014-15 sponsored by the Political Theory Institute (see http://www.american.edu/spa/pti/). The candidate will teach one undergraduate course per semester, one of which will be “American Political Thought” and the other a seminar based on the fellow’s interests. This position is not renewable.

Successful candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching and the potential for excellence in scholarly research. We are open to the field of scholarly specialization, but the candidate must have a broad background in the history of political thought and be able to teach the specified courses. We offer a competitive salary, full health benefits, and a travel allowance. AU is located in Washington, DC, and in 2012 The Princeton Review ranked AU students the most politically active in the nation.

Review of applications will begin April 21, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please send applications (including curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, descriptions of a seminar or two you might like to teach, a sample publication/dissertation chapter, and three letters of recommendation) to: govsearch@american.edu with one of the following subject line: "Political Theory Postdoc Search.”

Electronic submissions are preferred, but applications and letters of recommendation may also be mailed to:

Chair, Political Theory Postdoc Search
Office of the Dean
School of Public Affairs
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
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. See http://spa.american.edu/ FIRST LISTING.



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International Service - Multiple Positions, Non-Tenure Track, Instructor, Professorial Lecturer, or Assistant Professor

Multiple one-year full-time, non-tenure track faculty positions at the level of Instructor, Professorial Lecturer, or Assistant Professor for AY 2014-2015 with possibility of renewal available for a second year AY 2015-2016, based on budgetary authorization and satisfactory performance.

We seek candidates specializing in any field or discipline in international relations. We are especially interested in applicants who can teach in one or more of the following areas:

Africa (Political economy, development, politics)
Cybersecurity
Environmental Peacebuilding
Global Governance
Human Rights
International Development
International Economics
International Policy Analysis
International Political Economy
Latin America (Political economy, development, politics)
Major and Emerging Powers
Political Economy of Oil and Energy
Program Evaluation
Quantitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Social Media
Transnational Security
U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security


Doctorate or equivalent strongly preferred; previous university teaching experience preferred. Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching; participation in School’s curriculum and program development; student advising; and University service.

The School of International Service is ranked by its peers as a top ten international relations program at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and consists of more than 100 full-time faculty working across multiple disciplines. The ideal candidates will share the School’s commitments to excellence, diversity, and service.

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of candidates will begin May 15 (note: this is not the deadline) and will continue until the positions are filled. Send letter of intent, CV, 3 letters of reference, and teaching evaluations to:

sistermsearch@american.edu

OR

Search Committee, 2014-2015 Term Faculty Positions
School of International Service
American University
Washington, DC 20016-8071

Email applications strongly preferred.

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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Justice, Law and Criminology - Law and Society, Non-Tenure Track

The Department of Justice, Law and Criminology in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for AY 2014-2015. Applicants should hold a PhD or a JD. Highly qualified applicants with a master's degree related to law, criminal justice, or criminology also will be considered. Evidence of successful teaching at the university level is highly desirable.  

The appointment will be a 9-month term position and will commence on 8/25/14. The position will require the incumbent to teach three undergraduate courses per semester and to participate actively in the department, including faculty meetings and service assignments.

The successful candidate will teach courses in law, including (but not limited to) the following courses: American Legal Culture; Introduction to Law; American Constitution; and Justice, Morality and the Law.  

Course descriptions can be found on the Registrar’s web site: http://www.american.edu/provost/registrar/schedule/index.cfm.

The Department of Justice, Law and Criminology is a rapidly growing department with award-winning faculty. The department offers undergraduate majors in Justice and Law and in Law and Society, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees. To learn more, see http://www.american.edu/spa.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please email applications, which should include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, a provisional syllabus and reading list for one of the listed classes above, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names of three academic references to jlcsearch@american.edu with subject line “JLC Temp Search.” Electronic submissions are preferred; applications and letters of recommendation may also be mailed to:

Office of the Dean – JLC Temp Search
School of Public Affairs
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016-8022

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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Law - Civil Advocacy Clinic & Women and the Law, two Non-Tenure Track Positions, Practitioners in Residence

American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic year 2014-15 in two of our in-house clinics, Civil Advocacy Clinic (formerly called General Practice Clinic) and Women and the Law Clinic. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising nine (9) in-house clinics and serving approximately 240 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education. Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (approximately 20) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum. The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.

Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. Salary and benefits are competitive for entry-level faculty positions. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be e-mailed to Sarah Warren, Faculty Coordinator, at clinicpositions@wcl.american.edu with copies to Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, rdiners@wcl.american.edu Electronic submissions are preferred but you may submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter 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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Physics - Assistant Director of Physics Laboratories, Non-Tenure Track

The Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for Assistant Director of Physics Laboratories, pending budgetary approval, a faculty position at the rank of Professorial Lecturer beginning fall 2014. Qualified candidates will have a doctorate in physics or closely related field. Responsibilities include teaching, curriculum development and supervisions for undergraduate laboratory courses at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. The successful candidate will have interest and experience in experimental physics and undergraduate research.

Applicants should submit: (1) letter of application addressing teaching and research experiences and interests, (2) CV, and (3) a teaching statement that describes the different strategies required for introductory and upper-level courses. Additionally, they must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Search Committee.

Electronic submission of application is strongly encouraged and should be sent as a single PDF file to physicssearch@american.edu.

Address:

Physics Search Committee
Department of Physics
4400 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington, DC 20016-8058

Review of applications will begin on May 9, but 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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Physics - Professorial Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track

The Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a one-year term teaching position, pending budgetary approval, at the rank Professorial Lecturer beginning fall 2014. Qualified candidates will have a doctorate in physics or closely related field. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels, including courses in the General Education program, such as Astronomy. The successful candidate will be prepared to advise and teach students and mentor undergraduate research.

Applicants should submit: (1) letter of application addressing teaching and research experiences and interests, (2) CV, and (3) a teaching statement that describes the different strategies required for introductory and upper-level courses. Additionally, they must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Search Committee.

Electronic submission of application is strongly encouraged and should be sent as a single PDF file to physicssearch@american.edu.

Address:

Physics Search Committee
Department of Physics
4400 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington, DC 20016-8058.

Review of applications will begin on May 9, but 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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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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Sociology - Center for Health, Risk, & Society, Tenure-line, Open Rank

The Department of Sociology at American University (Washington, D.C.), College of Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a tenure line appointment beginning in August 2014, rank open. In conjunction with the development of a departmental focus in health and the newly established Center on Health, Risk and Society, the department seeks candidates with a primary area of specialization in the social dimensions of health and well-being. Areas of specialization to complement teaching and research on health, as well as the strengths of the department include: globalization, migration, inequalities, sexuality, and/or urban communities. While all areas of health will be considered, particular health foci in the department and at the Center include HIV/AIDS, food/obesity, environment, maternal and child health, and substance use/abuse. To be appointed with tenure, candidates must have achieved national or international professional recognition based on a strong record of publications and be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching. Successful candidates also will have experience as the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on externally funded research in the area of specialization, with highest priority given to externally funded collaborative research. Duties will include building an active research program consistent with the mission of the Center on Health, Risk and Society, and teaching two courses per semester with at least one course each academic year at the graduate level. Applicants that are ABD will not be considered. Please send applications (curriculum vitae, letter describing interests, research and teaching experience, including description of grant history, teaching evaluations, (p)reprints, and a list of at least three references) to: socio@american.edu with the subject line,”Faculty Search”. Electronic submissions are preferred; applications may also be mailed to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016-8072. Review of applications will begin by October 7, 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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University Library - Social Sciences Librarian, Non-Tenure Track, multi-year position, Assistant Librarian

American University Library invites applications for a multi-year, Social Sciences Librarian at the rank of Assistant Librarian, beginning summer 2014, subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will be an innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarian serving the Social Sciences programs in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Responsibilities: The librarian will facilitate excellence in research, teaching and learning through developing collections in Anthropology; Economics; Public Health; Sociology; and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies through information literacy instruction, research assistance and consultation. The Social Sciences Librarian supports the academic programs of the Social Sciences cluster of CAS and other academic programs. The Social Sciences Librarian also coordinates library support for the School of Professional and Extended Studies (SPexS), working with other members of the library to ensure appropriate support for SPexS programs.

Works closely with the faculty and administration of the social sciences cluster in CAS to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources, including special collections related to the social sciences. Reviews and selects research materials (print and digital) to support faculty and student research for CAS in the social sciences. Provides high-level subject specific reference assistance to social sciences CAS faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty. Works with CAS to establish and assess information literacy learning outcomes, supporting requirements by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and other accrediting bodies, and plans strategies to ensure that all CAS students in the social sciences acquire the information literacy skills necessary to be effective professionals in their fields. Teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students. Creates appropriate online tools to support social sciences students and faculty, including liaising with multiple online programs and faculty who teach online. Supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in social sciences librarianship. Identifies fund-raising opportunities for building collections supporting CAS and helps cultivate potential donors. Serves on the Collection Management Team and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection-building enterprise. Assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

The Social Sciences Librarian also works with the faculty and administration of the School of Professional and Extended Studies to plan appropriate support for their programs. Classes offered through SPexS are often taught by faculty associated with a different college or school in the university or require collections that fall under the purview of one of the other subject librarians. Many of the courses are in the Social Sciences. The Social Sciences Librarian represents the library in to the leadership of SPexS and coordinates with colleagues within the library to ensure that the library is appropriately supporting SPexS programs.

The Social Sciences Librarian is a member of the Division of Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) and reports to the Associate Director of RTL. As a member of RTL, the Social Sciences Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the library.

Library faculty members participate in library governance activities. The Social Sciences Librarian also consults regularly with the CAS teaching faculty in the social sciences cluster and administrators. Library faculty members are expected to develop professionally, to contribute to creative and scholarly research, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities, as well as appropriate national and regional service.

Requirements: ALA-accredited M.L.S.; graduate degree in a social sciences related field or more than five years’ experience as a professional in a related field. Three years of experience in an academic or research institution is preferable. Demonstrated reference, instruction, and collection development experience. Substantial knowledge of at least one of the following areas: Anthropology; Economics; Public Health; Sociology; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies or a related field. Awareness of current concerns and developments in social science librarianship. Evidence of potential for scholarship and ongoing professional development. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Strong public service ethic; collaborative skills. Ability to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment. Ability to work across a broad-based constituency and to communicate a positive library image.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

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. The Social Sciences Librarian will work with 54 full-time faculty in three departments and two interdisciplinary programs.

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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World Languages and Cultures - MA in TESOL Program, Non-Tenure Track Position

The TESOL Program at American University is looking to fill a full-time term faculty position starting in fall 2014, subject to final budgetary approval.

The new faculty member will be responsible for teaching three 3-credit graduate-level TESOL courses each semester or equivalent, will be expected to contribute to the evaluations of teaching portfolios, serve as a committee member on oral comprehensive exams, supervise independent studies, and work collaboratively with the TESOL program director and faculty on further development and advancement of the program.

Qualifications: M.A. in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Language Education or a closely related field is required, Ph.D. preferred. At least two years of successful ESL/EFL teaching, experience in curriculum and materials development and in graduate level teaching and teacher-training are required. Specialization in at least one of the following areas strongly preferred: TESOL methods, language assessment, and technology in language education. Evidence of scholarly ability and potential preferred.

To apply: E-mail a cover letter detailing how you meet the qualifications for the position, along with a CV and names and contact information of three references to tesol@american.edu. Please write “TESOL Term Faculty Position” as your subject line. Address your application materials to Dr. Polina Vinogradova, TESOL Program Director, World Languages and Cultures, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016. Review of applications will begin on April 1 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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