Department of Political Science
2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall 440
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6290
Fax: (202) 994-1974
polsci@gwu.edu


Job Openings*


International Relations or Comparative Politics, East Asia

The Elliott School of International Affairs and the Department of Political Science at the George Washington University invite applications for a tenure-track position in International Relations or Comparative Politics, with a focus on East Asia (Southeast and/or Northeast Asia), to begin in fall 2014. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate and graduate students in East Asian politics, conduct research and produce scholarship and policy analysis on important aspects of East Asian politics, and engage the broader academic and policy communities focused on Asian politics. This appointment is at the beginning or advanced assistant professor level.  

Basic qualifications:  PhD in Political Science or a closely related field with a primary focus and demonstrated expertise in the international relations or comparative politics of East Asia (Southeast and/or Northeast Asia).  ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed all requirements for the PhD by August 15, 2014. Applicants should have a promising research agenda as demonstrated by publications, presentations or works in progress, promise of excellence in teaching as demonstrated by student evaluations, peer reviews, or supervisor’s comments, and a demonstrated interest in policy issues that will support the missions of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, the Elliott School, and the Political Science Department. All applicants must also have a demonstrated continuing commitment to teaching, research, and engagement in the field of Southeast and/or Northeast Asian politics. The University seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.  

Application procedure: Applicants should complete an online application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/19360 and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and up to three examples of written work. Three letters of recommendation must be sent to esiafac@gwu.edu.  Review of applications will begin on January 16 and will continue until the position is filled.  Only completed applications will be considered. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Oliver T. Carr, Jr. Professorship in International Development Studies

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs seeks to hire a distinguished scholar in the field of global poverty and international development policy. Supported by an endowment created by former GW Board of Trustees Chairman Oliver T. Carr, Jr., this professorship will be based in the Elliott School and linked to the school’s International Development Studies program and the Institute for International Economic Policy. The Carr Professorship will be held by a leading scholar and dedicated educator with a national and international reputation. He or she will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct research and engage the broader academic and policy communities. This appointment will be at the full or associate professor level, and it will begin in academic year 2014-15. Rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Basic Qualifications:The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a relevant interdisciplinary field or social science discipline; a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary approach to the study of global poverty and international development, including substantive expertise on development policy and programs. Applicants must have a strong publication record with an active research agenda; a strong teaching record as demonstrated by teaching evaluations or assessments; and substantive expertise in development policy and programs.  Applicants must also have a record of cross-disciplinary collaboration and a demonstrated commitment to engaging with the broader academic and policy communities.

Application Procedure: 

To be considered, applications with a brief statement of interest and current c.v. should be sent to Zachary Toal at esiafac@gwu.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2013 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 George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

 

International Science Technology Policy:

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs seeks to hire a senior scholar in the field of International Science and Technology Policy for a position at the rank of associate or full professor. This position will be held by a distinguished scholar and dedicated educator with an international reputation. The position will be based in the Elliott School’s Center for International Science and Technology Policy and will include the Directorship of the Center. Depending on the successful candidate's background, a secondary appointment may be considered in a relevant unit outside the School. Teaching would include undergraduate and graduate students in the Elliott School and other students at the University. This appointment will be tenured, and it will begin in academic year 2014-15. Rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have an advanced degree such as a Ph.D. in a relevant social science, physical science, or inter-disciplinary field; or a J.D. or L.L.D; with expertise in areas of international science and technology policy such as energy and natural resource issues, climate change, environmental security, United States national and international policy, sustainable development in relation to the environment, information technology policy, biotechnology policy and others. Applicants must have a record of professional accomplishments or potential in the areas of sustained and continuing high-quality research, substantial teaching experience, a track record of external funding, and a clear interest in policy issues that will support the Elliott School’s mission.

Application Procedure: Applicants should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publications and course evaluations or summaries to Zachary Toal at esiafac@gwu.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2013 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 George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

 

International Council Professorship in Asian Politics:

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and Political Science Department invite applications for a faculty position in South Asian politics at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. This professorship is supported by an endowment created by the Elliott School's International Council, and it will be based in the Elliott School’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies with a joint appointment in Political Science. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate and graduate students in South Asian politics, conduct research and produce scholarship and policy analysis on important aspects of South Asian politics, and engage the broader academic and policy communities. This appointment will begin in academic year 2014-15.

Minimum qualifications:

A Ph.D. in political science or closely related field with a primary focus and expertise on the politics of South Asia. ABD candidates will be considered but must complete all degree requirements for the Ph.D. by August 15, 2014. Applicants at the rank of associate or full professor must have a strong publication record, an active research agenda, teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate levels, a track record of external funding, and a demonstrated commitment to engaging with the broader academic and policy communities. Applicants at the rank of assistant professor should have a promising research agenda as demonstrated by publications, presentations or works in progress, strong potential to achieve the highest standards of scholarship, and a demonstrated commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. All applicants must have a demonstrated continuing commitment to teaching, research, and engagement in the field of South Asian politics. 

Application procedure: 

Applicants at the rank of associate or full professor should complete an online application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/18264 and upload a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three references. Applicants at the rank of assistant professor should complete an online application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/18271 and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and up to three examples of written work. Three letters of recommendation must be sent to esiafac@gwu.edu.  Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2013 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 George Washington.  University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

 

*Other positions will be posted as they are approved.