American University of Iraq - Baghdad

Assistant Professor in International Relations (with specialization in Strategic and Security Studies)

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College of International Studies

Why the American University of Iraq – Baghdad?

Opening its doors in January of 2021, the new American University of Iraq – Baghdad (AUIB) began as a dream of influential individuals in Iraqi and the United States business, industry and government who want to see a world-class institution of higher learning established in the city, reminiscent of the days when Baghdad was an educational mecca and flourishing capital of the Muslim world.  With a great library, palatial college buildings and student centers, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and athletic facilities, AUIB will be a beautiful campus attracting students, faculty, and staff from throughout the world. We invite you to join us in this exciting new venture.

This position will report directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of International Studies

About the Position:

The College of International Studies is seeking candidates with a background in International Relations who specialize in Strategic and Security Studies. We encourage recent PhD graduates to apply. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses covering a range of subjects, including security studies, conflict studies, foreign policy, diplomacy, peace studies and related fields. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to pursue scholarly research and serve the university community. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to: 

  • Teach undergraduate courses in the College of International Studies and the Core Liberal Arts program
  • Develop course materials – syllabi, assignments, learning objectives, assessment instruments
  • Participate in college and university services – committees, program review and planning
  • Conduct independent and original research both independently and in collaboration with faculty members
  • Be available to students for additional coaching and advising as required


  • PhD in International Relations/Political Science or related field from an American/reputable university (degree in hand by August 2022)
  • Experience with the American style higher education system
  • Advanced communication (verbal, written and interpersonal) and organizational skills

Starting Date: August 2022

Application Procedure: 

Applications should include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Passport First Data Page
  • Contact Information For Three (3) Professional References
  • Copies Of Degrees Or Certification

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately. 

Please apply through AUIB website OR send your application and supporting documents to the following email address: 

A declaration of a relation at AUIB is obligatory

We will contact you if you are selected for interview.

AUIB is seeking to diversify its workforce and actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. AUIB especially welcomes applications from native English speaking candidates and those with academic qualifications obtained in Europe and North America.

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Assistant Professor in International Relations (with specialization in Strategic and Security Studies)
Airport Road Baghdad, Iraq
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