Professor of International Affairs

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-accruing, faculty position to serve as Director of the school’s M.A. program in International Affairs. ESIA invites applications from individuals who have substantial academic or professional experience in International Affairs. The successful candidate will be appointed as the John O. Rankin Professor of International Affairs (or Associate Professor) or the John O. Rankin Professor of Practice of International Affairs (or Associate Professor), depending on qualifications.
This appointment will begin in academic year 2024-25 for an initial term of three years, and may be renewed thereafter on a term basis. Salary is commensurate with experience, and will reflect a nine-month academic year appointment, leaving summers for individual research. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out occasional duties during the summer months, as needed, to ensure the effectiveness and quality of the MAIA program. There will be a separate stipend for administrative responsibilities.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
As a member of the Elliott School’s faculty, the Rankin Professor will teach courses, conduct research, and publish in scholarly or policy-related venues on international affairs. As Director of the M.A. program in International Affairs, this person will be responsible for the administration of one of the Elliott School’s two largest graduate programs, with an enrollment of approximately 200 students. This will entail working with the deans, departments, and faculty to design and deliver a curriculum that is challenging and current; recruiting and admitting students; advising students; organizing extracurricular events; engaging in outreach (including with program alumni) and fundraising activities; and other aspects of program leadership. The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of the program’s capstone course.

Minimum Qualifications:
A graduate degree (such as a Ph.D. or M.A. in a relevant social science or humanities discipline, or a J.D. or M.D. in a relevant field) and broad experience in international affairs and contemporary policy issues as evidenced by a record of college-level teaching, published research, or lengthy professional employment in international affairs.


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must complete an online faculty application and upload a cover letter that explains how their qualifications and experiences satisfy the basic qualifications for this position, a CV, and (where available) a writing sample, a sample course syllabus, and sample teaching evaluations or assessments. Please provide names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on March 18, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications will be considered.