George Washington University, Academic Initiatives
Mount Vernon Society of Fellows
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|Location:||District of Columbia, United States|
|Position:||Visiting Assistant Professor|
The George Washington University seeks to hire up to 4 postdoctoral fellows for two-year terms, commencing as early as the fall of 2020. Those chosen will be a part of the Mount Vernon Society of Fellows, located on the Mount Vernon Campus of the university, just north of Georgetown. It is expected that fellows will play a leading role in creating a lively intellectual and creative campus environment. Fellows will carry the title of Visiting Assistant Professor, report to the Associate Provost for Special Programs and the Mount Vernon Academic Experience, and also will have an affiliation with the appropriate academic department.
The Mount Vernon Campus is expanding its innovative living and learning options for first-year students, providing an exciting atmosphere for those who want to combine a small-college experience with the resources and opportunities available at a major university. This campus experience will be particularly appealing to students who value the opportunity for individual expression and exploration. Programs at Mount Vernon provide guided academic opportunities for students who want to collaborate with other students, faculty, and post-doctoral fellows on a variety of exciting cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary themes and projects, and who eventually want to chart their own path with individual research projects.
Those selected will participate in a workshop chaired by the Associate Provost for Special Programs and the Mount Vernon Academic Experience, a forum meant to assist in professional advancement and prepare the Fellows for a career in academia. Post-docs will also teach three seminars in their field over the course of the academic year: two in the fall and one in the spring. It is expected that the seminar will have a broad appeal to students and provide the intellectual anchor for the living and learning community to which it is tied. Areas where there is particular interest include: sustainability, global connections,
interfaith communication, civic and community engagement, inclusion and diversity, digital identities, health, as well as artistic expression and design. Most important is that the post-doctoral fellows participate in the academic community at Mount Vernon in pursuing their scholarship and in their teaching and interactions with students and faculty.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must possess a terminal degree in any academic field by date of appointment and must have possessed that degree for no more than six years. Applicants must be preparing for an academic career.
Application Procedure: To apply, please complete online application at and upload a letter of interest and a CV. Review of applications will commence on February 14, 2020, and will continue until positions are filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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