Assistant Professor, International Education
Posting Number: Fac/Lib000517
Academic Title: Assistant Professor, International Education
Specialty: Comparative International Higher Education and/or International Student Exchange
Position Status: Preapproved - New
Contract Type: Tenure Track
Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2014
Employee Class Code/Category: F2 - UV Faculty - 9 MO - RFT
Position Description Summary:
The Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) at The George Washington University is seeking a promising scholar to fill the position of Assistant Professor in International Education (9-month academic year, tenure-accruing appointment) beginning August 2014.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The position’s primary responsibilities are: to conduct research in the faculty member’s area of expertise within the larger field of comparative international higher education and/or international student exchange, contributing substantively to scholarship; to develop and teach classes in comparative international higher education and/or international student exchange in the M.A. program in international education; to support doctoral students pursuing degrees in related fields; and to provide service to program, department, school, university, and the larger academic, professional, local and international communities. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to assume a primary role in strengthening graduate studies in the area of international student services/study abroad and international/comparative higher education in collaboration with program faculty.
The successful applicants must have:
- An earned doctorate in International/Comparative Education or a related field (i.e. Higher Education Administration, Global Studies, or World Language Education, etc) at the time of application;
- Demonstrated scholarship(publications, grants, presentations, etc) in international/comparative education or a related field ;
- Successful teaching experience at the graduate level, as demonstrated by having served as instructor of record in a graduate level course for at least one semester;
- A substantive focus in study abroad and international student services and/or comparative/international higher education, as demonstrated by academic preparation, experience, and research; and,
- Regional expertise in one or more of the following: Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa as demonstrated by academic preparation, experience, and research.
The George Washington University (GW) is located in the heart of Washington DC at the center of U.S. government, policy and law. This location provides an unparalleled opportunity to study, teach and learn among leaders and practitioners in every discipline, taking part in the interchanges that shape the local DC community, the nation, and the world. Taking these advantages into account, GW's strategic plan (https://provost.gwu.edu/sites/provost.gwu.edu/files/downloads/Strategic Plan_May13.pdf) includes four major themes, one of which calls for activities across the university through the globalization of education and research programs.
The Graduate School of Education and Human Development houses five departments (Curriculum and Pedagogy, Counseling and Human Development, Educational Leadership, Human and Organizational Learning, and Special Education and Disability Studies), and runs programs at the Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, VA, and at graduate education centers in Arlington, Alexandria, and Hampton Roads, VA.
The International Education Program (IEP) currently prepares students for professional work in five areas:
- international education development policy and planning — systemic approaches to the betterment of education, especially in developing countries;
- international student services and study abroad — developing and managing programs for international students and study abroad; international/comparative higher education; and cross-border mobility;
- education of marginal populations — strategies to reach those, primarily in developing countries, who are out of school, marginalized, or at risk;
- technology and educational development — innovative, technology-based strategies for improving instruction and the management of education; and,
- transnational/global education - internationalizing educational institutions; national and global citizenship, migration, multiculturalism and language policy; cross-cultural communication.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications should be submitted online and must include:
1) Cover letter that indicates the position for which you are applying, the ways in which your background/experiences specifically match with the qualifications of the position, your research and teaching experiences and research agenda.
2) A current curriculum vitae.
3) A sample of your best scholarly work (e.g., publication, dissertation chapter, etc.)
4) Documentation of demonstrated teaching experience in at least one graduate level course in which the applicant served as instructor of record (teaching evaluations, letter of appointment, etc.
5) Complete contact information for at least 3 references. Please provide the name, position, your relationship, phone number(s), and email for each reference.
Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin December 2, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
For additional information about the application process, please contact Kathleen Kline at email@example.com.
For additional information about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Joel Gomez, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department Link: http://gsehd.gwu.edu/
Posting Open Date:
Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
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 (*).
- * Do you have an earned doctorate in International/Comparative Education or a related field (i.e. Higher Education Administration, Global Studies, or World Language Education, etc)?
- * Do you have demonstrated scholarship (publications, grants, presentations, etc.) in international/comparative education or a related field?
- * Do you have successful teaching experience at the graduate level, as demonstrated by having served as instructor of record in a graduate level course for at least one semester?
- * Do you have a substantive focus in study abroad and international student services and/or comparative/international higher education, as demonstrated by academic preparation, experience, and research?
- * Do you have regional expertise in one or more of the following: Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, as demonstrated by academic preparation, experience, and research?
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Sample Publications
- Course Evaluations or Summaries
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