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Employment Opportunities


Faculty


Professor of International and Public Affairs(Racialized and Ethnic Conflict/Violence)

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University invites applications for a faculty position in racialized and ethnic conflict/violence to begin in July 2022. We are seeking applicants whose research focuses on various aspects of racialized or ethnically-motivated violence, coercion, and conflict. Research of interest includes, but is not limited to, topics such as the origins and growth of white supremacy movements, the proliferation of ethnic supremacy movements globally, the policing of marginalized communities, laws and institutions that aggravate ethnic and racial conflict, ethnic conflict and civil war, and ethnically-motived genocide.


The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University invites applications for a faculty position in “cyber and security” to begin in July 2022. We are seeking applicants whose research focuses on various aspects of the intersection between cyber technologies and human security. Research of interest includes, but is not limited to, topics such as the impact of algorithm-based surveillance on marginalized communities, the strategic manipulation of cyber information for geopolitical gain, the intersection between social media and surveillance, the implications of autonomous weapon systems and drone warfare, and the development of offensive and defensive cyber weaponry.


The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University invites applications for a tenured, senior position (associate or full professor) in the field of Human Rights. We are seeking a scholar of human rights whose work may include -- but is not limited to -- topics such as indigenous rights, civil rights for marginalized communities, gender rights and sexual violence, freedom of expression and assembly, rights to asylum from persecution and conflict, rights to due process, labor rights, environmental rights, rights to basic standards of living and healthcare, domestic and international human rights instruments and institutions, peacebuilding, and transitional justice. We are open to scholars working on domestic or international settings. This new faculty position, to begin in July 2022, stems from a broader initiative at the Watson Institute anchored in our burgeoning Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies.

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Staff


Director of Administration

The Director of Administration, with the Chief of Staff and Director of Finance, serves as a key member of the Watson Institute Director’s Leadership Team. The Director of Administration is responsible for the planning, management, and execution of the Institute’s administrative operations.


Director, Program Operations MPA Program

The Director, Program Operations (“Director”) for the Brown Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Program reports to the Faculty Director of the MPA Program to develop and implement strategic and innovative plans, programs and policies to strengthen Watson's MPA program. The incumbent serves as the day-to-day leader of the MPA program, and is responsible for ensuring that the program advances the missions of Watson and Brown University to train the next generation of public policy leaders in an inclusive and academically excellent learning environment.