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The following application materials are required: a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; a statement of research and policy interests; a statement of teaching experience and philosophy; the names of three references; and a statement describing how your work would contribute to the Ford School’s and University of Michigan’s strategic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (  

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Job Summary

The University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in International Relations, especially at the rank of associate or full professor. We welcome a broad range of applicants who have a PhD in Political Science, Public Policy, or a Juris Doctorate degree in Law who conduct policy-relevant research on international politics. We are particularly interested in candidates who focus on human security broadly defined, including political/military affairs, diplomacy, development, international law and institutions, and human rights. Successful candidates must demonstrate a record of outstanding research impact; ability and willingness to teach core and elective courses in undergraduate, master and PhD degree programs in public policy; effective public and policy engagement; and a keen interest in interacting with students, faculty, staff, and policy practitioners in an interdisciplinary professional school environment.  Candidates should combine relevant substantive expertise with strong interests in public policy.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.