Current Faculty Searches

The Department of Political Science currently has two open positions.

1. Joint Search between the Watson Institute and the Department of Political Science in International Security with a focus on China

As part of a major hiring initiative across multiple fields, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Department of Political Science at Brown University invite applications for a faculty position in international security -- with a particular emphasis on China's foreign relations, Chinese foreign policy, and Chinese security policy – to begin July 2018.

Candidates at all ranks are welcome. The successful senior candidate must have an outstanding record of national and international scholarly achievement, a proven record of successful research funding, and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. The successful junior candidate must be engaged in a research program with the potential to influence his/her field and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. The new faculty member will hold a joint appointment in both the Watson Institute and the Department of Political Science. Junior candidates must have completed the PhD by the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a short writing sample, and 4) a teaching statement.

Senior candidates should include the names of five references who will be contacted at the appropriate time by the Director of Watson Institute. Senior candidates should submit their list of referees using the "additional documents" field.

Junior candidates should have three letters of reference and their official graduate transcript uploaded to Interfolio at the time of the application. The confidential recommendation letters should be uploaded to Interfolio by the referee.

Submit applications to: apply.interfolio.com/43731 

2. Joint Search with the Watson Institute and the Department of Political Science in the area of international security with a focus on nuclear security.

As part of a major hiring initiative across multiple fields, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Department of Political Science at Brown University invite applications for a faculty position in international security – with a particular emphasis on nuclear security – to begin July 2018. We are seeking applicants whose research focuses on various aspects of nuclear security, including but not limited to nuclear proliferation, nuclear deterrence, nuclear force posture and doctrine, and nuclear weapons technology.

Candidates at all ranks are welcome. The successful senior candidate must have an outstanding record of national and international scholarly achievement, a proven record of successful research funding, and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. The successful junior candidate must be engaged in a research program with the potential to influence his/her field and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. The new faculty member will hold a joint appointment in both the Watson Institute and the Department of Political Science. Junior candidates must have completed the PhD by the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a short writing sample, and 4) a teaching statement.

Senior candidates should include the names of five references who will be contacted at the appropriate time by the Director of the Watson Institute. Senior candidates should submit their list of referees using the "additional documents" field.

Junior candidates should have three letters of reference and their official graduate transcript uploaded to Interfolio at the time of the application. The confidential recommendation letters should be uploaded to Interfolio by the referee.

Submit applications to: apply.interfolio.com/43730 

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