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Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor of African Studies and International Affairs

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To apply, please complete an online faculty application and upload a cover letter that explains how your qualifications and experiences satisfy the basic qualifications for this position, a CV, sample publication (if available), teaching evaluations or assessments (if available), course syllabi (in Other Documents Section, if available), and provide names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin December 28, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications will be considered.

Recruitment Plan

I. RECRUITMENT PLAN

Posting Number: F001248
Academic Title: Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor of African Studies and International Affairs
Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Administrative Title:
Discipline Social Sciences
Specialty: African Studies
Contract Type: Non-Tenure Track, Time-Limited Appointment (provide appt period) - One year
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2018
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Position Description Summary:

The Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment to begin as early as Fall 2018. There is a possibility of a one-year renewal subject to the needs of the Elliott School and the applicant’s performance. This appointment is at the assistant or associate professor level, and will be affiliated with the Elliott School’s Institute for African Studies. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate courses on Africa that are related to his or her discipline, conduct research, produce scholarship and policy analysis in his or her area of expertise, and engage with the broader academic and policy communities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant social science or interdisciplinary field at time of appointment. 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 an interest in policy issues demonstrated by a teaching and research statement, publications or presentations that will support the mission of the Institute for African Studies and the Elliott School.

Advertised Salary:
Other Benefits:
Other Information:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please complete an online faculty application and upload a cover letter that explains how your qualifications and experiences satisfy the basic qualifications for this position, a CV, sample publication (if available), teaching evaluations or assessments (if available), course syllabi (in Other Documents Section, if available), and provide names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin December 28, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications will be considered.

Department Link: https://elliott.gwu.edu/open-faculty-positions
Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment 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 or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Link http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/47655

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Sample Publications
  2. Other Documents Refer to Special Instructions to Applicants
  3. Course Evaluations or Summaries
  4. Statement of Teaching and Research Interest

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a doctorate in a relevant social science or interdisciplinary field by the time of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Can you demonstrate a promising research agenda as demonstrated by publications, presentations or works in progress?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Can you demonstrate promise of excellence in teaching as demonstrated by student evaluations, peer reviews, or supervisor’s comments?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Can you demonstrate an interest in policy issues demonstrated by a teaching and research statement, publications or presentations that will support the mission of the Institute for African Studies and the Elliott School?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you specialize indisplacement and mobility, youth, urbanization, the consequences of environmental change, and governance.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Does your research integrates perspectives on gender?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have research experience in conflict zones?

    (Open Ended Question)