District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 16, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time




(12-month contract and renewable to an additional 12-months - fiscal year appointment)

Envisioned by our first President and created by an Act of Congress in 1821, George Washington University (GW) is now the largest institution of higher education in the nation’s capital. The University offers comprehensive programs of undergraduate and graduate liberal arts study as well as degrees in medicine, public health, law, engineering, education, business, and international affairs. Each year, GW enrolls a diverse population of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from all 50-states, the District of Columbia, and more than 20 countries. GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) is ranked 11th among private institutions by the U.S. News and World Report among graduate schools of education.

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development houses five departments (Curriculum and Pedagogy, Counseling and Human Development, Educational Leadership, Human and Organizational Learning, and Special Education and Disability Studies), and runs programs at the Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, DC, the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, VA and at graduate education centers in Arlington, Alexandria, and Hampton Roads, VA.

The Department of Human and Organizational Learning (HOL) employs cross-disciplinary faculty with doctorate degrees in business, management, HRD, industrial/ organizational psychology, and adult education. We offer Graduate Certificates, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in a variety of formats (including weekend and weekday) at the Virginia Science and Technology campus in Ashburn (VA), and our Main Campus in Washington, DC. Our Master’s program is the oldest in the Country and is globally recognized for its quality and rigor.  In 2015, it was retitled as the Organizational Leadership and Learning (OLL) Program. The OLL program is offered in online as well as in-class formats at the Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington DC. It attracts early, mid, and senior level professionals globally. In 2019, the OLL program was ranked number 2- among the top programs in leadership and management by

In order to continue with the ongoing growth of our Master’s Program, we are seeking a VisitingAssistant Professorfor primary appointment within the Department of Human and Organizational Learning at our historic Foggy Bottom Campus (main campus) in Washington DC. This non-tenure accruing, fiscal year contract position is available beginning as early as Aug 15, 2021, and is initially available for 12 months. It may be renewable to an additional 12-months based upon individual performance, program, department and School needs.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach a total of six graduate level courses at the Master’s level, (both online and in-class) in the Organizational Leadership and Learning (OLL) Program (emphasis on leadership, learning and change), collaborate with the Creative and Strategic Program Director with the ongoing design and evaluation of the Master’s program, maintain an active research agenda, and advise Master’s students. The successful candidate will be an active contributor to the Organizational Leadership and Learning Program, Department of Human and Organizational Learning and the University, including, for example, serving on program, department, school, and university administrative committees.

Basic Qualifications:

All applicants must have:

  • An earned doctorate in Human and Organizational Learning or a related field such as industrial/organizational psychology, management, or organization science by date of appointment;
  • An emerging theoretically-based and practically relevant research record in leadership, organizational studies, or a related field; and
  • Demonstrated graduate level teaching experience in online and in-person formats.

Application Process. Please complete the online faculty application at and upload the following:

Letter of application indicating qualifications, research interests and teaching philosophy (maximum 3 pages);

  1. Curriculum vitae;
  2. Samples of recent teaching evaluations; and
  3. Three (3) sample publications.

Application review will begin March 22, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note all employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

For queries about the position, please contact Prof. Shaista E. Khilji, Professor of Human and Organizational Learning & International Affairs via email at

George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

The University seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.