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Professor with Specialization in Humanitarian Assistance

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-accruing, faculty position in Humanitarian Assistance for a renewable three-year term beginning as early as Fall, 2019.  This position could be either an Assistant or Associate Professor of International Affairs or an Assistant or Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs. Academic rank will be based on qualifications and experience. This position will be based in the Elliott School’s International Development Studies program and will be initiating a new cross-degree field of specialization in humanitarian assistance.  This faculty member will teach courses on humanitarian assistance and at least one of the core courses in the International Development Studies program.  Additionally, they will oversee the establishment of a curriculum of courses on humanitarian assistance and advise MA students.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a graduate degree in a relevant field by date of appointment. This could be an M.A. or Ph.D. in one of the social sciences, public policy, or another relevant discipline or interdisciplinary field; or a professional degree such as a JD or MD in a relevant area. Applicants must have relevant academic or professional experience commensurate with appointed rank and category of appointment, including demonstrated experience teaching.

Application Procedure: Applicants should complete an online faculty application at  and upload a cover letter that explains how their qualifications and experiences satisfy the basic qualifications for this position, a CV, sample publication (if available), course syllabi (in Other Documents Section, if available), and provide names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin March 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  Only completed applications will be considered.

The George Washington University seeks to attract a diverse faculty of the highest caliber; women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.