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Faculty at American University

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Our internationally recognized faculty are today's thought leaders in the areas of public policy, law, the arts, communications, international development, and more.

Available Positions

American University has transitioned to Workday!

Throughout spring 2024, you can apply for the faculty positions on this page, but check out new opportunities on our Workday Careers site. Please note that all new positions as of January 2, 2024 will be posted on Workday.

Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity
Clery Act
HEOA Information

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university prohibits discrimination and discriminatory harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) against any AU community member on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual's genetic information, or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases").

The following persons, located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20016, have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the university nondiscrimination policies:

  • Dean of Students, 202-885-3300
  • Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, 202-885-2591
  • Dean of Faculty, 202-885-2125

American University is required to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). In accordance with the Clery Act, each year American University prepares an Annual Security Report. This report contains campus crime statistics as well as descriptions of Public Safety's services. It is available to all applicants upon request by calling the Department of Public Safety at 202-885-2537 or the Annual Security Report is also available online.

American University is required to comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). The 2008 HEOA Amendments require Title IV Institutions to collect and publish statistics related to fire and/or smoke events as well as fire prevention policies and fire safety equipment as these items pertain to residence halls owned and controlled by the institution. In accordance with the fire statistics, safety and prevention requirements of the HEOA, American University Department of Risk Management & Environmental Safety & Health prepares an Annual Fire Safety Report. This report is released annually on or before October 1. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available online or paper copies of the Annual Fire Safety Report will be provided upon request to the Risk Management & Environmental Health & Safety Department at 202-885-2537.

Get Started

  • Follow the guidelines for application on the listing in which you are interested. You may also wish to contact the department for which you are interested in working.

  • Adjunct faculty are advised to speak directly with the department for which they would like to teach.

  • Please do not send applications for faculty positions to Human Resources.