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University Professor of International Affairs

The George Washington University seeks to appoint a distinguished scholar/teacher to the highest regular active-status faculty rank in the University, that of GW University Professor, a rank currently held by only eight individuals. The position will be GW University Professor of International Affairs. Qualifications: The position calls for special qualifications and offers special status and privileges. Candidates for appointment must have a stellar record of nationally and internationally recognized research and scholarship in a relevant discipline or in interdisciplinary work, and must have made substantial and innovative contributions to scholarly knowledge as well as to the illumination of contemporary international issues and problems. Candidates must be committed to continuing this research and scholarship as a University Professor. Demonstrated teaching excellence is expected. GW University Professors enjoy unusual freedom in determining their programs of teaching and research in which they are entitled (and expected) to cross boundaries between disciplines and schools. GW University Professors are expected to teach one course per year that is open to all undergraduates and are free to teach other undergraduate and graduate courses. They have no formal administrative responsibilities but are expected to exercise leadership in their areas of expertise both within the University and in their respective professions. In the present case, beyond the obvious implications of the title, there are no fixed constraints on the disciplinary affiliations or prior career patterns of potential candidates.

Review of applications will commence December 1, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is August 2010. Salary and terms of the appointment are negotiable.

To apply: To be considered, applications with c.v. and a brief statement of interest should be sent by e-mail or mailed to:

Miki Kaplan
Office of Academic Affairs
The George Washington University
Rice Hall, Suite 813
2121 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

E-mail submissions should be directed to, with the subject line: University Professor. Only complete applications will be considered. Nominations are strongly encouraged, and should be directed to

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. The University seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.