Assistant Professor of Climate Science, Impacts & Security

Georgetown University
District of Columbia, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level conducting research at the intersection of climate science, impacts and security. 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. The faculty member will be jointly based (50-50) in the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program (STIA) at SFS and the Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI) at GSAS.


The successful applicant will have a background in climate science; can communicate complex scientific data and concepts to a multidisciplinary and non-specialist audience; and can span the science-policy divide, particularly in the area of climate impacts and security. Candidates must possess a Ph.D., have a strong academic background and a demonstrated potential for excellence in research. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to exceptional undergraduate and graduate teaching and would be expected to develop courses to meet the needs of the STIA Program and the emerging interdisciplinary environmental programs of the GEI.  


Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements (not to exceed two pages each), names and contact information for three references, recent teaching evaluations (if available), copies of three recently published papers, working papers, or dissertation chapters. 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 contribute to inclusiveness in the areas of research, teaching, and service in SFS and GSAS and reflects on their teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. 


All candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the time of employment. The nominal start date for this position is August 1, 2022. Applications for this position must be made via Georgetown’s online application management system on Interfolio at Faxed, mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Carol Benedict 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 GEI 


The Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI) is a university-wide effort to advance the multidisciplinary study of the environment and sustainability in relation to society, scientific understanding, sound policy, and the complex challenges we face as stewards of the Earth. The core values of the GEI reflect a commitment to academic excellence, student engagement, Jesuit ideals of service to others, and stewardship for our environment. For more information please visit our website:


Cluster Hire in Environment and Sustainability


This position is part a faculty cluster hire at Georgetown that seeks to support, deepen, and enhance important research and teaching in the environmental sciences to develop new impactful programs and degrees. Joint appointments will be made between the Georgetown Environment Initiative and the Walsh School of Foreign Service, The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the McDonough School of Business, and the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as other relevant departments and units.


Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

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