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Non-Tenure Line Teaching Professor (Open Rank) in Global Environmental Science

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.
Closing date
Dec 15, 2023

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Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) invite applications for a non-tenure line faculty position to help to support teaching in an exciting new graduate program,, jointly administered by Georgetown University's and the The faculty member will be jointly based (50-50) in the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program (STIA) at the School of Foreign Service and the Earth Commons Institute in the Graduate School for Arts and Sciences (GSAS). This new hire is part of a broader cluster of faculty recruitments complementing existing expertise in the areas of environment and sustainability at Georgetown University.

We are looking for a teaching professor (open rank, non tenure line) with training and teaching experience in the field of environmental science, with a focus on transboundary and/or global environmental science; areas of expertise could include, for example, climate change, ozone depletion, natural resource management, ocean science and fisheries, biodiversity and conservation, or arctic/polar science. The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic scientist who is able to communicate complex scientific concepts clearly to students with different levels of science background. Teaching responsibilities will include a 2-semester, 8 credit course on global environmental science (2 sections). Each semester of this course includes a 3 credit lecture and 1-credit experiential environmental science lab. Additional teaching would include one 1.5-credit skills course to be taught once per year. This course can be based on the instructor's expertise and might include GIS, remote sensing, research methods, etc. This position is a 10 month contract.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, names and contact information for three references, recent teaching evaluations (if available), and copies of 1-2 recent syllabi (if available). Georgetown is strongly committed to fostering a climate that encourages diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants should also submit a brief statement (not to exceed two pages) that discusses how they would ensure a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion issues in the areas of research, teaching, and service in SFS and GSAS and reflects on their teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

All candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the time of employment. The start date for this position is August 1, 2024. Applications for this position must be made via Georgetown's online application management system on Interfolio Faxed, mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the position should be directed to Lauren Bauschard,

About STIA
Drawing on Georgetown's expertise across international affairs, public policy, global health, environmental studies and security studies, the School of Foreign Service (SFS) established the Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) program in 1992 to educate the next generation of leaders skilled in science and technology, create knowledge that will advance cross-cutting solutions for today's most pressing issues, and drive innovation at the nexus of science and international affairs. For more information please visit our website:

About The Earth Commons
Georgetown's Earth Commons Institute is a hub for environmental and sustainability innovation, research and education to accelerate action on the most pressing issues of our earth. Assembling a team of interdisciplinary experts, researchers, leaders and students, the Earth Commons is transforming the university into a living laboratory to develop scalable solutions for a greener, more sustainable world. For more information please visit our website:

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