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Assistant Professor of Climate Science, Impacts, and Security

Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level conducting research at the intersection of climate science, impacts and security. This new hire is part of a broader cluster of faculty recruitments complementing existing expertise in the areas of environment and sustainability at Georgetown University. The faculty member will be jointly based (50-50) in the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program (STIA) at SFS and the Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI) at GSAS.

The successful applicant will have a background in climate science; can communicate complex scientific data and concepts to a multidisciplinary and non-specialist audience; and can span the science-policy divide, particularly in the area of climate impacts and security. Candidates must possess a Ph.D., have a strong academic background and a demonstrated potential for excellence in research. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to exceptional undergraduate and graduate teaching and would be expected to develop courses to meet the needs of the STIA Program and the emerging interdisciplinary environmental programs of the GEI.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements (not to exceed two pages each), names and contact information for three references, recent teaching evaluations (if available), copies of three recently published papers, working papers, or dissertation chapters. Georgetown is strongly committed to fostering a climate that encourages diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants should also submit a brief statement (not to exceed two pages) that discusses how they would contribute to inclusiveness in the areas of research, teaching, and service in SFS and GSAS and reflects on their teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

All candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the time of employment. The nominal start date for this position is August 1, 2022. Applications for this position must be made via Georgetown’s online application management system on Interfolio: Faxed, mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Carol Benedict, SFS Faculty Chair at [email protected]


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