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Posting Details

Job # 073655
Job Title Director/Professor
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
FLSA Status Exempt

determined by department chair

Job Type Full-time
Rank Full Professor
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

Syracuse University College of Law invites applicants for a tenured faculty position as Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) Director beginning Fall 2018. Founded in 2003 as a collaboration between the College of Law and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, INSCT is an internationally renowned university institute with an established history of sponsored research, policy analysis, and educational programs. Applicants for Director must have a distinguished record of research and teaching commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment. Applicants must also have expertise and interests in national security, broadly understood to include the fields of international law, counterterrorism, and human rights. Special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in cybersecurity. We prefer applicants with experience directing a university-level institute, including experience with interdisciplinary engagement, strategic planning, sponsored research, the design and administration of educational programs, and fundraising.

The College of Law particularly welcomes applications from candidates for this position who contribute to the diversity of the College of Law community.


Candidates should have an excellent academic record with at least a J.D. degree.

Job Specific Qualifications

Preferred post-J.D. experience and credentials include advanced degree, judicial clerkship, relevant legal practice, or similar experience. A record of excellent teaching and distinguished scholarship, commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment, are required. Expertise and interests in national security, broadly defined, are also required. Prior law school teaching and a demonstrated ability to lead an interdisciplinary research and teaching institute are preferred. Candidates who contribute diversity to the College of Law are also preferred. As part of their teaching commitments, candidates will be expected to teach a first year course or a core upper-division course.


Directing INSCT and serving as a tenured faculty member at the College of Law. Director responsibilities include interdisciplinary engagement, strategic planning for institute development, pursuit of sponsored research grants, organization of colloquia and conferences, administration of educational programs, management of INSCT personnel, cultivating alumni relationships, and fundraising. Responsibilities of tenured faculty members include teaching law courses, engagement in academic scholarship, publishing, presentations, committee work at the College and University, community service work and advising students.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 12/19/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

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