George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs
Assistant Professor, Foreign Area Officer Regional Skill Sustainment Initiative
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||District of Columbia, United States|
Position Description Summary
The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs invites applications for a full-time or part-time contract position as an Assistant Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Associate Director of the Foreign Area Officer Regional Skill Sustainment Initiative (FAO Initiative).
The FAO Regional Skill Sustainment Initiative is a Department of Defense-funded program providing mid-career executive education training on regional issues. The program currently teaches seven 4-day courses per year, five with a geographical focus and two with broad applicability.
This appointment is a non-tenure-accruing one-year contract, with the potential for renewal based on performance and future funding. The position begins as early as Fall 2022, and requires availability for domestic and international travel.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The Associate Director will spend 100% of their time working on the FAO Initiative, and be expected to:
- Assist the Director with writing 7 12-session syllabi per year.
- Assist the Director by drawing on their policy and academic networks to secure appropriate speakers for the courses.
- Assist the Director with preparing 7 simulation exercises.
- Assist in the teaching of 7 courses in the Continental United States and Abroad.
- Assist the Director with interacting with multiple stakeholders.
- Assist with the writing of After-Action Reports.
- Assist the Director with budget work and all aspects of program administration.
- Assist the Director with managing the program’s two full-time Program Coordinators and a team of part-time student translators.
- Assist with the creation of a quarterly newsletter for program alumni.
- Participate in new initiatives as required.
- Other duties as required.
- A Ph.D. in a relevant field by date of appointment.
- A keen interest in and knowledge about U.S. foreign and defense policy.
- Broad knowledge of international affairs.
- In-depth knowledge of one or more world regions.
- Experience teaching graduate-level courses in-person and online in a university setting.
- Demonstration of successful teamwork in the past.
- The ability to speak at least 1 foreign language.
- Availability for domestic and international travel.
George Washington University’s culture reflects its shared values, including respect and diversity. The Elliott School recognizes that diversity and social mobility are among our country’s greatest assets in engaging the rest of the world; we are deeply committed as a school to fostering an inclusive community. To this end, we encourage candidates from diverse identities, backgrounds, and experiences. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups. The selected candidate will be expected to support inclusive excellence, including inclusive teaching. To learn more about the Elliott School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit elliott.gwu.edu/diversity-and-inclusion.
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. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
Applicants must submit an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/93337 and upload a CV, a cover letter that explains how their qualifications and experiences satisfy the basic qualifications for this position, sample publications (if available), course evaluations or summaries (if available), and course syllabi (upload under Other Documents, if available). Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on July 6th, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications will be considered.
|Primary Category:||Diplomacy and International Relations