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Non-Tenure Line Teaching Professor (Open Rank) of Global Environmental Affairs; Capstone Experience

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.
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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 to hire a teaching professor (open rank, non tenure line) with training and teaching experience in the field of global environmental affairs to lead the MS-EIA capstone experience and related courses. Relevant disciplinary backgrounds would include political science, international relations, public policy, environmental science and policy, environmental security, natural resource management, or other interdisciplinary training with a focus on both science and politics and/or policy. We are looking for someone who is both a teacher and a practitioner, with work experience and connections across the field of global environmental affairs, including with US government agencies, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. Expertise should include a focus on transboundary and/or global environmental policy or science, and may include fields such as climate change, ozone depletion, ocean science, biodiversity and conservation, or arctic/polar science. Teaching responsibilities include the development and oversight of an 8 month, 4 credit capstone experience (a 1 credit seminar during the spring semester and a 3 credit project during the summer) where students will work on projects with clients in the field of the environment and international affairs. In addition, the faculty member will offer several elective courses each year (combination of graduate and undergraduate). The teaching load for non-tenure line teaching positions is generally 3-3, but this position includes a reduced load in fall or spring to compensate for teaching responsibilities during the summer associated with the capstone experience course. As a result this position is a 12 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 at

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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