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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


Administrative Coordinator, MPA Admissions and Alumni Engagement

This position in the Master of Public Affairs Program interacts with a very broad range of constituents, both internal and external to the University. The Administrative Coordinator will support MPA recruitment and admissions operations, and will also support professional development services and alumni affairs operations. Responsibilities within admissions and recruitment will include: managing bookings, set-up, and registrations for admissions events, maintaining the program website and online channels (including social media), responding to inquiries and undertaking email/phone follow up as necessary, and producing tracking reports on admissions data.   Responsibilities within professional development and alumni affairs will include data mining alumni and career outcome trends, supporting MPA alumni, supporting student and alumni volunteers, responding to inquiries from alumni and employers, event support, generating and maintaining reporting related to career and alumni outcomes.


Program Manager, Taubman Center