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Warburg Chair in Political Science & International Relations
Simmons University

Date Posted Feb. 5, 2019
Title Warburg Chair in Political Science & International Relations
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Political Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Endowed/Distinguished Professor
    Faculty Associate
  • Political Science - International

Warburg Chair in Political Science & International Relations

Main Campus - Boston, MA


Simmons University seeks to fill a two to three-year appointment to its Warburg Chair in International Relations to start August 15, 2019. The preferred candidate will have a distinguished record as a senior practitioner in international relations. S/he might have experience in such fields as diplomacy, international trade, development, policy formulation and implementation, international organizations, international health, or international women's issues. The successful candidate will have been involved with foreign policy formulation at a senior level and preferably will have familiarity with related US policies.

The Warburg Professor is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, but need not have advanced academic qualifications in these (or other) disciplines. Responsibilities include teaching two to three courses per year. These courses generally include a senior seminar and a subject based course designed by the Warburg Chair in conjunction with the chair of the Department. Additionally, the Warburg Chair coordinates discussion-oriented programs and meetings, mentors students for careers in foreign policy, cultivates student opportunities, and brings distinguished speakers to the Simmons community. The Warburg Chair is expected to maintain a regular presence on campus and to participate in activities that help advance the college's strategic goals.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Higher education degree such as a Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, such as a state department diplomat or an ambassador

Candidates should submit a letter of interestindicating relevant experience, research interests, and ideas for programmingand a curriculum vitae. Questions may be directed to the Office of the Dean at

Individuals from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. Consideration of applications will begin February 15 and continue until the position is filed.

As a University committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.


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