Climate Change Politics – One Associate or Full Professor in American University: School of International Service, Washington DC

September 22 2017

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University invites candidates, from across the disciplines, with expertise in the politics of global climate change to apply for a tenured position at the Associate or Full professor level.

Areas of particular interest include: 
· Climate vulnerability, justice, and adaptation including social movements, the disproportionate impacts of climate change on economically marginalized communities, the distributional consequences of institutional responses, and the social dimensions of adaptation as given by class, race, and gender 
· Science/politics/policy interface, knowledge-power, and the exclusionary dynamics and technocratic orientations of institutional responses 
· The potential and challenges for renewable energy systems in climate mitigation 
· Climate diplomacy, international institution building, and issues of macro-micro interactions 
· Climate finance mechanisms and their reception and impacts in developing countries.
As a school that includes a diversity of scholarly disciplines and approaches, we seek the best candidates without respect to a particular discipline. We seek scholar-teachers whose work is theoretically grounded, empirically tested, and policy relevant. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in research and teaching and commitment to university service. Candidates should share the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via Interfolio at Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations, and recent publications as well as a statement of current or future contributions to diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, mentoring and/or service. Queries about the search should be sent to Queries about the online application system should be sent to

Established in 1957, American University’s School of International Service (SIS) is a top-ten, multi-disciplinary school of international affairs located in Washington, D.C. SIS faculty produce transformational research and prepare our students for global careers in government, nonprofits, and business. SIS’s prime location provides opportunities for research, professional training, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world. 
Housed in a beautiful LEED-Gold certified building which reflects our commitment to sustainability and ecological stewardship, SIS is a diverse and inclusive community of 3,000 students, 120+ full-time faculty and more than 20,000 alumni worldwide. Our offerings feature a comprehensive liberal arts program for undergraduates, professional education in international affairs for Master’s students, and a multidisciplinary program for Doctoral students. Learn more about SIS at
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