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- Anthropology - Linguistic and Sociocultural Anthropology, Tenure-line, Open Rank (beginning AY 2018-19)
- Arts and Sciences - Academic Diversity, Non-Tenure Track, Two Postdoctoral Fellows
- Business - Accounting, Non-Tenure Track, Professorial Lecturer (beginning AY 2018-19)
- Business - Center for the study of "Business in the Capital" - Chaired Professor/Director, open rank and open position
- Business - Finance, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor (beginning AY 2018-19)
- Business - Information Security, Cybersecurity Governance, and Cybersecurity Risk Management, Tenure-line (beginning AY 2018-19)
- Business - Marketing, Tenure-line, Open Rank (beginning AY 2018-19)
- Business - Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor (beginning AY 2018-19)
- Chemistry - NIST, Non-Tenure Track, Research Assistant Professor
- Computer Science, Tenure-line, Two positions - Assistant, One position - Open Rank (beginning AY 2018-19)
- Communications - Communication Studies, Tenure-line, Assistant or Associate Professor (beginning AY 2018-19)
- Communications - Data Analytics in Strategic Communication, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor (beginning AY 2018-19)
- Communications - Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor (beginning AY 2018-19)
- Education - Urban Education Leadership, Tenure-line, Open Rank
- Government - American Politics, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor (beginning AY 2018-19)
- International Service - Online Masters Program, Non-Tenure Track, Open Rank
- International Service - Social Networks, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor (beginning AY 2018-19)
- International Service - Climate Changes Politics, Tenure, Associate/Professor (beginning AY 2018-19)
- Justice, Law, and Criminology - Policing or Criminological theory, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor (beginning AY 2018-19)
- Justice, Law, and Criminology - Terrorism and Homeland Security, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor (beginning AY 2018-19)
- Law - Tenure-line Position(s), Open Rank(s) (beginning AY 2017-18)
- Library - Education and SPExS Librarian, Continuing Appointment, Open Rank
- Mathematics & Statistics - College level Mathematics or Statistics, Non-Tenure Track, Open Rank
- Performing Arts - Musical Theatre, Non-Tenure Track, Open Rank
- Philosophy & Religion - Applied Ethics, Non-Tenure Track, Professorial Lecturer
- Psychology - Developmental Cognitive Psychology, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor (beginning AY 2018-19)
- Public Administration and Policy - Public Policy, Economics, and Political Science, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor (beginning AY 2018-19)
- World Languages and Cultures - Afro-Hispanic/Latinx Studies, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor (beginning AY 2018-19)
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