Job Opening Description

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Professor in the Practice of International Affairs, Global Politics and Security

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University invites applications for a three-year, non-tenure-track, rank-open position of Professor in the Practice of International Affairs and Concentration Co-Chair for Global Politics and Security (GPS) beginning in August, 2021. This position will have teaching and administrative responsibilities in the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) Program.  The successful candidate may also be considered for the role of Deputy Director of the MSFS Program.

The Concentration Co-Chair has teaching, administrative and student-engagement responsibilities.  Concentration chairs teach three courses per year and offer skills workshops and other specialized training opportunities each semester.  They are members of the MSFS Leadership Team and Curriculum Committee, and are responsible for overseeing the curriculum, course offerings, and adjunct faculty in the GPS concentration.  They are academic and career advisors to students, and are expected to facilitate internship and job placement.  They participate in student-related events throughout the year including admissions, orientation, graduation, and capstone oral exams.


The successful candidate will have a record of professional experience in international affairs, working in or with national governments, international organizations, think tanks, and/or relevant non-profit institutions. Especially competitive candidates will have a PhD in international affairs or a related field and experience teaching in a student-centered program at the graduate level. Successful candidates are also expected to embody the MSFS values of leadership, ethics, creativity, service, and inclusion.  This position requires working collaboratively with other faculty and staff across multiple units and programs, the ability to work independently and in teams and to lead teams effectively, and the flexibility to make adjustments as program needs evolve.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining professional background and teaching experience, curriculum vitae and at least three letters of recommendation. Applications for this position should be submitted online at:  Questions about the online application system should be directed to Sarah Krauss <[email protected]>. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Review of applications will begin April 15 and will continue until the position is filled.  The position is expected to begin on August 1, 2021.  Reappointment will be determined in accordance with the Framework for Full Time Non-Tenure Line Instructional Faculty.