Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University

Professor- International Security

The Elliott School of International Affairs and the Department of Political Science at The George Washington University invite applications for a tenure-line position in International Security. The position is open rank (assistant, associate or full professor) and begins in academic year 2010-11. The position involves teaching B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students in the Department of Political Science and the Elliott School, and participation in the Elliott School’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies and its M.A. program in Security Policy Studies. 

Basic qualifications: A.B.D. status or a Ph.D. in political science with expertise in the area of international security. Applicants who are A.B.D. must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by August 15, 2010 to be appointed as an assistant professor; otherwise, the initial appointment would be at the rank of instructor with the understanding that the Ph.D. must be completed by May 31, 2011. Applicants must have an active and theoretically informed research agenda as demonstrated by strong publications or work in progress, teaching experience or potential, and an interest in policy issues that will support the mission of the Elliott School. 

Application procedure: Applicants should send a letter of interest detailing research and teaching interests and qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, course syllabi (if available), course evaluations (if available), a writing sample, and names and contact information for three references to: International Security Search Committee, c/o Stacy Groff at, or hard copy to Ms. Groff, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20052. Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2009 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. 

The University seeks to attract a diverse faculty of the highest caliber; women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.