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Tufts University: The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy is currently seeking candidates for the following positions: 

Tufts University: The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy

Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity Policy

Location:  Medford, MA

Closes: December 14, 2018 (11:59 pm Eastern Standard time)

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, established in 1933 as the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States, Tufts University, seeks applications for a tenure-track position in cybersecurity policy beginning in September 2019.  The Fletcher School is actively building a program in cybersecurity and policy in conjunction with the Tufts School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science.  Our hire will be a scholar in the areas of international relations, security studies, public policy, information science, or international law with expertise in cybersecurity policy.  Scholars of engineering combined with public policy or other fields, such as economics or business, with expertise in both cybersecurity and policy or international politics are also of interest.

The Fletcher School’s faculty is multi-disciplinary with a focus on preparing tomorrow’s leaders with a global perspective.  The School undertakes research and prepares masters and doctoral students to use the latest political, business, economic, and legal thinking, among others, to generate pragmatic policies or make executive decisions that will successfully shape global events.  We seek a candidate who will thrive in working in this interdisciplinary area and who will be happy to teach both Fletcher masters students in international studies as well as a combination of Fletcher masters students and undergraduates in political science, IR, and computer science.

Responsibilities will include maintaining an active research program with promise of research excellence, teaching at the masters level, and graduate-level advising, as well as contributing to various faculty service responsibilities at The Fletcher School and its intellectual community. 

The Fletcher School fosters a community that embraces and celebrates a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives, including those defined by age, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical abilities/qualities, country of origin, religion, culture, socio-economic status, and political views.  The School strives to ensure that the Fletcher community is representative, follows best practices and creates a climate of inclusion.  Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply.


A Ph.D. in political science, international relations, public policy, or information science, or a JD is preferred, but candidates with Ph.D.'s in related fields, so long as their expertise lies in cybersecurity policy, are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-2 writing samples, research plan (maximum 3 pages), statement of teaching experience and classes interested in teaching and/or developing (maximum 2 pages), and 3 letters of reference.  All application materials should be submitted online at

As an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer, Tufts University actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.  Tufts will not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.  Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.