Full Professor and Director of International Affairs Program

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Job title: Full Professor and Director of International Affairs Program
Hiring institution: Northeastern University
Location: Boston, Massachusetts | United States
Application deadline: 11/15/2022

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities and its nine tenure units are the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe. We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Successful faculty in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strong candidates for this position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment.


The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University invites applications for Full Professor and Director of International Affairs. The successful applicant will lead the International Affairs (IAF) Program, which includes a dynamic, interdisciplinary faculty as well as a significant undergraduate major and minor. The new Director will also oversee the MA in International Affairs based in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Teaching will be in International Affairs and/or other discipline(s), depending upon locus of tenure home. The ideal candidate will have broad expertise in international affairs and global interactions. The college is interested in a broad range of approaches, including qualitative and quantitative methodologies, as well as computational and digital humanities techniques.


A successful candidate will have a strong scholarly record, significant experience in teaching, and the capacity to support the interdisciplinary mission of the college, university, and the Experiential Liberal Arts. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments. A Ph.D. in the social sciences, humanities, policy, or a closely related field is required by the appointment start date.

Documents to Submit:

Applicants will be asked to indicate their discipline or field on the online application form. Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research statement, diversity statement, writing sample, and contact information for at least three letters of recommendation.

In the diversity statement, please describe how you can support Northeastern’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Describe how your teaching, service, research, and/or leadership (as applicable) has supported the success of students and/or colleagues; and/or describe the impact others have had on you as relating to diversity, equity and inclusion.

To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-p and click on the link for full- time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Lori Lefkovitz, Chair of the Director of IAF Search Committee, at L.Lefkovitz@northeastern.edu. Review of applications or nominations will begin November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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