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.
The Fletcher School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.