Acad. Job: Professor of Russia and Central Europe National Policy (LBJ School, University of Texas at Austin)

Deadline: January 15, 2023

Russia and Central Europe National Security Policy 

(Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) 

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the nation’s preeminent academic centers for national security research and policy engagement, exemplified by relevant course offerings across campus and the work of the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for National Security. The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs now seeks a dynamic scholar to contribute to its curricular offerings on national security and the policy-relevant activities of the Clements Center. 

The LBJ School in collaboration with the Clements Center invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor, or tenured Full Professor of National Securityto begin in Fall of academic year 2024-25 (with an August 2024 start date). This faculty position will be housed at the LBJ School while serving as a faculty affiliate of the Clements Center.  

We seek applications from scholars whose research focuses on modern political, intelligence, national security or military history with a focus on Russia, the former USSR, Central Europe, and nearby states. Ideal applicants will demonstrate the ability to draw on their scholarly research to inform the formulation of contemporary U.S. foreign policy. While we have a preference for applicants with a Ph.D. in history, we will seriously consider applicants with PhDs in political science and interdisciplinary scholars with the requisite foci. Applicants with prior experience in diplomacy, intelligence, or defense are highly encouraged to apply. 

The faculty will teach policy-oriented students at the graduate and undergraduate level. The faculty will conduct and publish scholarly research and seek grant opportunities in support of their research. The appointee will participate in faculty governance at the LBJ School.  

As a faculty affiliate of the Clements Center for National Security, the appointee will also be expected to mentor students who aspire to careers in these fields; brief and otherwise inform U.S. and allied policymakers; participate in other relevant Clements Center programs on and off campus; and otherwise participate fully in the intellectual life of the Clements Center. 

One of the nation’s top ten programs in public affairs, the LBJ School comprises more than 40 faculty members and approximately 300 graduate students, and offers multi-disciplinary curricula leading to the degrees of Master of Public Affairs, Master of Global Policy Studies, and Ph.D. in Public Policy. The LBJ School is also currently planning to launch the additional degree program of Master in National Security. The Clements Center is a nonpartisan research and policy center that draws on diplomatic and military history to train the next generation of national security leaders. The Clements Center teaches students how to integrate the wisdom of history with current challenges in national security and prepare for careers as policymakers and scholars; supports research on history, strategy, and national security policy; and convenes scholars and policymakers to improve our understanding of history, statecraft, and national security. 


Ph.D. in a relevant field and teaching experience is required. ABD candidates will be considered if the doctoral degree will be complete by the time of employment. Experience in college teaching and evidence of scholarship or scholarly potential is preferred. Teaching experience at an institution of professional diplomatic, intelligence, or military education is desirable. 

Application Instructions 

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Interested candidates can submit their cover letter, CV, statement of teaching, three years of teaching evaluations (or fewer if unavailable), three letters of reference, and a scholarly writing sample of no more than 30 pages via Interfolio. 

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Paul Edgar, Interim Executive Director at the Clements Center for National Security, at