Open Rank Position in Political Management

Washington D.C., United States
Jan 15, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Posting Number: Fac/Lib000527
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Academic Title: Open Rank Position in Political Management
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Discipline Social Sciences
Specialty: Poltical Management, Political Science
Position Status: Preapproved - New
Contract Type: Non-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 College of Professional Studies (CPS) invites applications from qualified applicants to this full-time faculty appointment at the assistant through full professor level. The GSPM's Master's degree in Political Management educates students in applied politics, as they apply to campaigns and elections, advocacy and lobbying, political leadership and communications. (For more information on the program, see Political Management is one of the four degree programs in the Graduate School of Political Management, together with Legislative Affairs, Strategic Public Relations and a Spanish-language degree in Political Communication and Governance.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Faculty member is responsible for teaching 5 courses per year, undertaking research in a field relevant to applied politics, and participating in the advancement of the GSPM's mission.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in political science, political communications, or a terminal degree in a related field; experience in the field of applied politics; an active research agenda, evidenced by peer-reviewed papers and publications; and the demonstrated ability to teach graduate level courses on political management or legislative affairs.
Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Other Benefits:
Other Information:

Rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a nine-month, non-tenure track renewable appointment with an initial appointment period of three years, beginning September 2014. The university seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber; women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.
Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only complete applications will be considered. Candidates invited for campus interviews will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin January 6, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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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 a Ph.D. in political science, political communications, or a terminal degree in a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience in applied politics?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have an active research agenda as evidenced by peer-reviewed papers and publications?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have the ability to teach graduate level courses in campaign management, elections, political leadership, or ethics?
    • Yes
    • No

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

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