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Texas A&M University - Faculty Research Track: Research Assistant Professor in College Station, Texas

Research Track: Research Assistant Professor International Affairs

Location College Station, Texas

Open Date 10/18/2023

Position ID 126714


The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, in the Department of International Affairs, Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University is recruiting up to 2 Research Assistant Professors (nontenure track) full-time, nine-month positions with the earliest possible start date beginning in Spring 2024 and the positions have the possibility of renewal. The Research Assistant Professor for the Pandemic Preparedness & Biosecurity Policy Program will teach courses, conduct research, publish scholarly pieces, provide seminars and other presentations, perform literature reviews, assist in proposal writing,

The total number of classes expected to be taught during the academic year would be four classes (class options may change, depending on the successful candidate’s area of expertise): 1) Infectious Disease in the Developing World; 2) Defense against 21st Century Biological Threats; 3) Science and Policy; 4) Health of Refugees and Displaced Persons; 5) Defense Against Agricultural Bioterrorism

In addition to teaching, the department would expect the Research Assistant Professor to: conduct research on issues related to global health security, biodefense, biosecurity, medicine, one health, biotechnology, laboratory biosafety/biosecurity, and related policy topics; Create two-to-three-page synopses of policy papers and research for policymakers; Identify appropriate information sources and topics for research papers, grants, op-ed pieces, books, and classes; Compile data and create tables and/or infographics for research papers, grants, op-ed pieces, books, and classes; Draft literature reviews.

The Bush School of Government and Public Service was founded in 1997 under President George H. W. Bush’s philosophy that “public service is a noble calling.” Since then, the Bush School has continued to reflect that notion in curriculum, research, and student experience and has become a leading international affairs, political science, and public affairs institution. Located in College Station, Texas, the school is part of the George Bush Presidential Library Center on the campus of Texas A&M University A rigorous curriculum and internationally acclaimed faculty have propelled the Bush School to rank in the top 10% of graduate schools for public affairs for 2023 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report and is one of the most impactful and nationally influential academic units at Texas A&M. The Bush School prepares students to become principled leaders and to reflect the value of public service throughout their careers. https://bush.tamu.edu


This position requires a Ph.D. relevant to global health security, biodefense, biosecurity, medicine, one health, biotechnology, or a related field. All appointees are expected to be committed to teaching and research of the highest quality.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically to apply.interfolio.com/134905 in PDF format: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) personal statement, (the statement should include your philosophy and plans for teaching), 4) provide contact information for five professional references. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about this position may be sent to Monica Bruno Holder (m-holder@tamu.edu).