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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 ( 

Interested applicants may upload their application materials to This is an ongoing search. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2021, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

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 related social science or professional discipline and 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, nationalism, civil and international conflict, and human rights. Among other things, successful candidates should engage with questions such as how power relationships, structural inequities, racial and ethnic divisions, and colonial legacies affect international politics. Successful candidates must demonstrate a record of outstanding research; an ability and willingness to teach core and elective courses in undergraduate, Masters, and PhD degree programs in public policy; an ability to engage effectively with public policy; 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.

The University of Michigan is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.


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