Faculty Openings

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

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.