Tenure Track Assistant Professor in International Security and Law

George Mason University   Fairfax, VA   Full-time     Management
Posted on September 19, 2022
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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in International Security and Law


The George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in international security and law. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


The Schar School offers undergraduate programs in government and international affairs, international security and law, and public administration; and graduate programs in international security, public policy, public administration, political science, global commerce and policy, biodefense, and organization development and knowledge management.


About the Schar School:

Located in the National Capital Region, George Mason University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Tier-1 research university. Over the past half-century, Mason has grown into the largest and most diverse public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is one of the few U.S. universities to have no marked disparity in graduation outcomes for students regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. One of Mason’s ten schools and colleges, the Schar School of Policy and Government is renowned for its multidisciplinary breadth in scholarship. The School’s distinguished faculty represent a wide range of disciplines, including political science, law, anthropology, sociology, biodefense, geography, history, and economics. Many faculty members have held high-level positions in government and the private sector. With campuses in Fairfax and Arlington, Virginia, the Schar School offers faculty and students unparalleled access to policymakers, international media, and governmental and nongovernmental organizations.



Candidates should be prepared to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels with an emphasis on core courses in the Master of International Security and undergraduate International Security and Law degree programs; maintain an active research agenda; and actively engage with students and faculty in the school’s diverse and growing community of international relations scholars. Candidates should have a track record of publishing in peer reviewed and/or high impact outlets, or demonstrate the potential to do so. Tenure-line faculty have a 2:2 course teaching load.


Required Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in political science, international relations, international security, or international law; or a JD or doctoral degree in a related field. The degree must be completed no later than August 15, 2023.


Preferred Qualifications:

The field of specialization is open. Expertise in the areas of international security, international law, international organizations, global governance, human security, international ethics and the laws of war, or diplomacy will be regarded positively. Candidates whose work focuses on climate security, technology, the future of warfare, cyber security, or domestic extremism are also encouraged to apply, as are candidates with expertise in regional affairs, including Russia, the Middle East, East Asia, Latin America, and Africa.


Special Instructions to Applicants  

The committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications must be received by October 11, 2022.


The anticipated start date for the position is August 2023.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.


A complete application will include a letter of interest (cover letter), a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Letter of recommendation writers should email their letters to Christopher Anclien at Candidates must apply for position number F6570Z and submit all other materials on the George Mason University website (


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.