International Council Professorship in Asian Politics

Washington D.C., United States
Jan 04, 2014
Posting Number: Fac/Lib000502
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Academic Title: International Council Professorship in Asian Politics
Administrative Title:
Discipline Social Sciences
Position Status: Preapproved - Replacement
Contract Type: Tenure Track
Proposed Start Date: 09/01/2014
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Employee Class Code/Category: F2 - UV Faculty - 9 MO - RFT
Position Description Summary:

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 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.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
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 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.

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience
Other Benefits:
Other Information:

The George Washington University has educated generations of international leaders and advanced the understanding of important global issues since 1821. The Elliott School of International Affairs, named in honor of former GW President Lloyd H. Elliott and his wife Evelyn, is dedicated to this mission.
We train our students in the theory and practice of international affairs, offering them in-depth analysis of international economic, political, scientific and cultural issues. The School's curriculum is interdisciplinary; most Elliott School full-time faculty are jointly appointed in GW departments. Our widely respected faculty prepares Elliott School students for global careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Elliott School graduates are consistently sought after for challenging global careers. What's more, our Washington, DC location allows us to form strong relationships with public, private, and non-profit organizations that regularly employ Elliott School students and alumni.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should complete an online application and upload a letter of application (under “Cover Letter”), curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and up to three examples of written work (under “Sample Publications”). Three letters of recommendation must be sent to Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications will be considered.

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Open Until Filled: Yes
EEO Statement:

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Ph.D. or will you complete all requirements for your Ph.D. by August 15, 2014?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Is your Ph.D. in political science or a related field (such as government, politics, public policy, or international relations)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Is your area of expertise in the politics of South Asia?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have high-quality publications in scholarly journals or potential for such as demonstrated by works in progress?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Can you demonstrate a commitment to graduate and undergraduate education?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Can you demonstrate a continuing commitment to teaching, research, and engagement in the field of South Asian politics?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript
  4. Sample Publications
Optional Documents

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.