Job ID: 223965

Instructor in Diplomacy

Tufts University

  • Oct. 19, 2023
  • Instructor in Diplomacy
  • The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
  • Tufts University
    Medford, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Political Science - General
    International Relations/Foreign Service

Established in 1933 as the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States, The Fletcher School faculty is multi-disciplinary, with a focus on preparing tomorrow’s leaders with a global perspective. The School undertakes research and prepares masters and doctoral students to use the latest political, business, economic, and legal thinking, among others, to generate pragmatic policies or make executive decisions that will successfully shape global events. Tufts University is a world-renowned research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge.


The Fletcher School’s faculty is multi-disciplinary, with a focus on preparing tomorrow’s leaders with a global perspective. The successful candidate should be prepared and eager to participate in this School-wide interdisciplinary dialogue. The School undertakes research and prepares master’s and doctoral students to use the latest legal, political, economic, business, and other analytical tools, to generate pragmatic policies and make decisions that will successfully shape global events.  In addition to its flagship Master’s in Law & Diplomacy (MALD), The Fletcher School also offers a Master in Global Affairs (MGA), a Master of International Business (MIB), a Master or Arts (MA), a Master of Laws in International Law (LLM), a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Public Policy (MS), a Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA), a Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP), a Master’s in Global Business Administration (GBA), and PhDs in International Relations and Economics and Public Policy.  


The Fletcher School seeks to hire for an instructor in Diplomacy, who will also be a leader of a Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA) program.  The level of hire will be discussed with the Academic Dean prior to hire.  This program is offered in conjunction with the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.  It is the only program of its kind that is a joint degree program in the United States and a European university.  


The successful candidate would teach a foundational course US / EU Relations.  Transatlantic Affairs.  DHP 280, and help with curriculum planning for the program.  The leader of the program also helps identify faculty for the program as well.  Day-to-day meetings with students would also be required, as would an availability to travel between the College of Europe and the Tufts campus would be required; half of the program is split between the two campuses.  This position would also have a joint appointment at the College of Europe.  The mentoring of master’s thesis is also required, as well as helping students who are seeking employment after the MATA program. 



Candidates must:

1.    Possess a doctoral degree, or related experience, in a field of study relevant to this position. A relevant field of study for this purpose may include negotiation or law or related fields or terminal degree; 

  1. Possess experience in academic and/or diplomatic experience in transatlantic relations, academic training and/or practical experience in US and European politics/government/diplomacy, teaching at the graduate level, intellectual capacity to develop and organize curricula.



The Fletcher School particularly seeks candidates with expertise in teaching at the graduate level.  Having an active research portfolio in this area is helpful as well.  Having contacts in Europe is beneficial.  


Application Instructions

Candidates should submit the following:

1.     Cover letter, which should include a personal statement outlining your qualifications and particular interest in the position;

2.    Curriculum Vitae;

3.    List of at least three references;

4.    Previous student teaching evaluations (if available);

5.    Diversity Statement. 


The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 30 and will continue reviewing until the position is filled.  Applicants from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. 


Applications can be submitted via Interfolio at  Inquiries about the position should be addressed to John Tedesco at 


All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.



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