Director, The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies
The Fletcher School, one of the world’s premier schools of international affairs, established in 1933, seeks a full-time Director of the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies. The Fares Center functions as a public policy institute, with a focus on political issues that concern the Levant and geographically proximate regions. Its mission combines an academic program of lectures, seminars and conferences, with the dissemination of research to interested scholars, decision-makers, service organizations and the larger international community. Opportunities for faculty and student research, as well as student internships, are important features of the Center’s program.
The Director will be responsible for: planning and implementing the academic and research program of the Center; integrating the Center with other programs of the Fletcher School and Tufts University; supervising the organization of conferences and workshops; establishing cooperative relationships with other institutions internationally; raising funds from the private and public sectors; coordinating the Center’s media and public relations; managing the Center’s budget and administrative functions; and facilitating the work of the Center’s advisory committee(s). The Director will report to the Dean of The Fletcher School and will work closely with the School’s senior administration and faculty, as well as interested faculty from across Tufts University.
The ideal candidate will have experience in the region and a deep understanding of its history, culture, and politics. The Director should be well versed in the issues that frame the current political and economic climate of the region. S/he should have significant management, representational and fund-raising skills. The Director is expected to teach one Fletcher School course annually appropriate to the focus of the Center and to supervise a program of policy-oriented research. A relevant advanced degree and competence in a language widely used in the region besides English are highly desirable.
Applications are currently being reviewed and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vita, any supporting materials including representative publications, and three letters of recommendation to: apply.interfolio.com/22667
Associate/Full Professor of Human Security
The Fletcher School, established in 1933 as the first graduate school of international affairs in the United States, seeks to fill the Leir Chair in human security, a full-time, tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, beginning September 2014. The Fletcher School’s faculty is multidisciplinary with a focus on connecting theory with practice. We undertake research and prepare our masters and doctoral students to use the latest political, economic, business, and legal thinking to generate pragmatic policies that will successfully shape global events.
Human security brings together the concerns and practices that deal with “freedom from fear and freedom from want,” with a strong ultimate focus on human well-being. It operates at the intersection of several fields -- political and economic development, conflict resolution, human rights, and humanitarian affairs -- and therefore is inherently multi-disciplinary.
- The successful candidate for the Leir Chair in human security must have a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches. Candidates could come from any of a number of academic disciplines, but they must have expertise in one of the human security-related fields and high proficiency in at least one other related area. The ideal candidate will have research, teaching, and practical experience, with significant achievement in each.
- The person holding this Chair will be affiliated with the Institute for Human Security based at Fletcher. The Institute convenes faculty from Fletcher and the Feinstein International Center at Tufts for research seminars, and also supports several faculty appointments as well as graduate student research.
- A Ph.D. or its equivalent is required along with a record of scholarly publication appropriate for rank of appointment. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013.
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, any supporting materials, and 3 letters of reference to: apply.interfolio.com/23513.
Assistant/Associate Professor in International Business – Endowed Position
The Fletcher School, established in 1933 as the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States, seeks to fill an endowed position in international business, with a focus on socially responsible and inclusive business practices. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning in September 2014.
The Fletcher School’s faculty is multi-disciplinary with a focus on preparing tomorrow’s leaders with a global perspective. We undertake research and prepare our masters and doctoral students to use the latest political, business, economic, and legal thinking, among others to generate pragmatic policies that will successfully shape global events.
International business at Fletcher is distinctive, with an emphasis on core management issues that are at the intersection of global business and international affairs. Located in the Boston area, The Fletcher School awards a Master of International Business degree that combines a rigorous business education with a graduate degree in international affairs. Fletcher also offers an International Business concentration in its other degree programs. The Institute for Business in the Global Context is a vibrant hub of research and other activities. The study of business at Fletcher is, therefore, inherently global and inter-disciplinary.
- The successful candidate for the position will be an international business, management or closely related fields scholar with expertise in topics such as corporate social responsibility, inclusive business approaches to addressing the “bottom of the pyramid”, and doing business in emerging markets. The ideal candidate will have research, teaching, and practical experience.
- The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, research, supervising graduate student research and will have the opportunity to join an active and distinguished group of international business scholars.
- A Ph.D. or its equivalent is required along with a record of scholarly publication. Review of applications will begin January 30, 2014.
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, any supporting materials, and 3 letters of reference to: apply.interfolio.com/24164
The Fletcher School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.