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Assistant Professor of the Politics of the Arab World

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University seeks to hire a Political Scientist of the Arab World. The primary program affiliation for this position will be with the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) and its Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS). The position will be full-time tenure-line at the assistant professor level. Applications are invited from early-career political scientists as well as those who expect to complete their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. We are looking for a scholar with strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership.


The teaching load is two courses per semester, and the successful candidate will teach the MAAS core class “Politics of the Arab World”, as well as other political science electives about the contemporary Arab world to Georgetown undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach political science to an interdisciplinary group of students with a primary interest in the politics of the region. The candidate should be proficient in Arabic.  We welcome applications from scholars with diverse methodological emphases and fieldwork-grounded approaches.


To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a representative writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and if possible, evidence of teaching record (syllabi, course evaluations, etc.). All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following link: Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted.


Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law..


Georgetown University is a Catholic and Jesuit, student-centered research university. Established in 1789, the university was founded on the principle that serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs promotes intellectual, ethical and spiritual understanding. We embody this principle in the diversity of our students, faculty and staff, our commitment to justice, our intellectual openness and our international character. SFS, founded in 1919, is a premier school of international affairs that provides a rigorous education grounded in both theory and practice while instilling the Jesuit values of service. CCAS, since its founding in 1975, has remained committed to critical thought, constructive dialogue, and creative engagement with the Arab world. CCAS’s Arab Studies program is distinguished by its emphasis on study of the contemporary Arab world, its rigorous Arabic language training and its multidisciplinary approach to the Arab world.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.