Full-time Faculty Position, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Affairs


The Department of Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) at the American University of Armenia (AUA) seeks an assistant professor in international relations and diplomacy, starting Fall 2023. Faculty positions at AUA typically involve teaching three courses per semester, pursuing research, and actively engaging in program development and university service. Main responsibilities include

  • Teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including history and practice of diplomacy, inter-state negotiations, and research methodology;
  • Developing a strong area of research and scholarship with a focus on international relations, diplomacy or diplomatic history;
  • Advising students as well as supervising capstone projects and MA theses;
  • Contributing to curriculum development;
  • Serving the Department, College and the University in various capacities.


  • Ph.D. in Political science, International Relations or a related field (or Ph.D. Candidate with an expected graduation date of Fall 2023)
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Service in government and/or international organizations with experience in diplomacy and interstate negotiations
  • Teaching experience in culturally and linguistically diverse settings

Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with university-wide pay scale, qualifications and experience. AUA offers competitive benefits packages.

To apply: The application file  should be sent to [email protected] with the subject heading “PSIA Full-time Academic Position”.  Closing date is January 20, 2023. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by the Search Committee by e-mail. The application file should include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae with a list of academic publications
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement
  • Sample student evaluations (if available)
  • Sample publications (if available)
  • Names and contact information of three referees

The University: Founded in 1991, AUA is a privately endowed, independent American institution of higher education in Armenia affiliated with the University of California. Located in Yerevan, the capital of the Republic of Armenia, AUA provides a high-quality, graduate and undergraduate education. It is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510)748.9001. AUA benefits from a formal affiliation with the University of California, which has greatly influenced its academic development and provides legal and investment-related support.

The AUA Mission: AUA aims to have an impact on students and the community as a center for academic excellence, innovation, inquiry, and diversity that contributes to the further development and advancement of Armenia, the region and the world through teaching and scholarship, fostering creativity, integrity and community service.

The AUA Vision: Through its world-class academic programs, research centers, student services, and community outreach, AUA will have a transformative impact on people’s social, economic, political and intellectual capacities to meet the challenges of a globalized world. Our faculty and staff will inspire students to advance knowledge and become responsible citizens and leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship.

AUA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active non-discrimination program within the institution.