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Provost's Distinguished Fellow and Assistant Professor, Dept of Government, Georgetown University

Georgetown University
District of Columbia, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 29, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
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Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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The Department of Government at Georgetown University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Race, Ethnicity and Identity Politics.  This search is open to all four fields in the Government Department  (American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Political Theory) and all subfields within political science.  Importantly, we seek applicants whose research expands the boundaries of political science and also those whose research invigorates existing and enduring questions in political science with scholarly insights and perspectives drawn from the politics of race, ethnicity and identity.   

Successful candidates will contribute to an intellectual and academic agenda at Georgetown that seeks to establish the University as a premier center for research and teaching in race, ethnicity and identity politics.  The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work with multiple units across the University which study race, ethnicity, and the politics of identity, including, among others, the newly established Racial Justice Institute, the African American Studies Department, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and the Georgetown Law Center.  

For the first year of this position, the successful candidate will also hold the title of Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow, and will have no teaching and service responsibilities to allow a focus on research while receiving mentorship and support from two senior faculty members.  More on the Distinguished Faculty Fellow Program can be found at  

Candidates should submit a cover letter, cv, three letters of reference, an academic writing sample, and a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion.  In this DEI statement, applicants are asked to address any DEI activities they have been involved with (including research, teaching, community service, volunteer work, or presentations), and to highlight how aspects of their own identity (including, among others, ethnic, sociocultural, racial, religious, gender, and sexual identity) have shaped their experiences and world view, including any experiences of discrimination or barriers to advancement.   Additionally, candidates are asked to address how diversity, equity and inclusion can advance the academic enterprise, to offer ideas on how to promote equity and inclusion in higher education and in the discipline of political science, more generally.  We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through experience teaching and research on matters related to DEI or through service that has fostered DEI in a university community. Please submit these materials to by October 15, 2021 to ensure full consideration, but review of applications will be on-going. The position remains open until filled.  Please direct any questions regarding the search to Prof. Douglas S. Reed at  Administrative questions regarding search logistics may be directed to Ileana Aguilar at

About Georgetown University and the Government Department  

The Government Department at Georgetown is a leading department of Political Science.  We are an open, dynamic, and publicly engaged community of scholars, students, and professional staff. We believe in the ideal of scholarship for its own sake but are also deeply committed to the role of cutting-edge research in informing politics and public life.  We see our setting in Washington, DC as a rich opportunity for the study of politics, particularly within the field of race, ethnicity and identity politics and we particularly welcome applications from scholars whose research strives to connect the local and particular with broader forces and constructs within political life.  

Georgetown University is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service.

Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, we provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. 

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If  you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798. We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education and who show the potential to advance the department’s goal of a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive scholarly environment.

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