Full-time Faculty Positions, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Political Science and International Affairs Program

Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Job Location:  Yerevan, Armenia

The Political Science and International Affairs Program (PSIA) at the American University of Armenia (AUA) will launch a new bachelor’s degree program in Politics and Governance in Fall 2021. Over the next few years, the AUA plans to redesign its MPSIA into two new graduate programs, a MA in International Relations and Diplomacy and a Master of Public Policy and Administration.

As part of that expansion, the PSIA invites applicants for full-time faculty positions in the fields of public policy, public administration, political economy and/or political sociology at the rank of assistant or associate professor beginning in August 2021. Adjunct professors from AUA may also apply.

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 of 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.

Qualifications: Successful candidates must hold a PhD (completed on or before August 2021) in political science or a related field and be able to teach undergraduate and graduate core and elective courses in public policy, public policy analysis, public administration, political economy, political sociology, or related fields. Applicants with strong skills in research methods as well as service in government and or/or international organizations may be considered an advantage.

Successful candidates must have a distinguished and active record of research, publication, and teaching and a deep commitment to excellence and innovation. Experience in conducting academic duties in an international setting or teaching non-native English speakers will also be an advantage.

Faculty positions at AUA typically involve teaching three courses (graduate and/or undergraduate) per semester, pursuing research activities, and engaging in program development and university service.

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

Application procedure: Interested candidates should submit: 1) a letter of application; 2) Curriculum Vitae with the names and contact information of three references, list of publications and previously taught courses; 3) a writing sample; 4) student evaluations to [email protected] with the subject heading “BAPG Full-time Academic Position”.  Shortlisted applicants will be notified by e-mail.

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