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Assistant/Associate Professor of International Affairs with a specialization in Latin America

George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Director, Latin American and Hemispheric Studies MA program, and Assistant/Associate (open rank) Professor of International Affairs – with a specialization in Latin America. The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-accruing, contract faculty position as the Director of the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program. This appointment will begin as early as Fall 2022 for an initial term of three years; this appointment may be renewed thereafter on a term basis. Salary and academic rank will be based on qualifications and experience; those with practitioner experience as well as those with traditional academic training are encouraged to apply.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities. The appointed faculty member will direct a two-year M.A. degree program in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies and advise students pursuing concentrations in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies, as well as master’s students in related academic fields in other graduate and undergraduate programs at the Elliott School. The director will also oversee curriculum development, organization, and evaluation; coordinate research and conferencing activities; recruit and supervise part-time faculty as needed; and develop outside funds to support program activities. The director will also be expected to teach graduate level courses on Latin American issues.

Minimum Qualifications. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by date of appointment, or appropriate practitioner experience at the equivalent level of expertise; or both; previous experience in the administration of academic programs; previous teaching experience at the Master’s level; and a track record of research and scholarship, reflected in scholarly or policy-oriented publications in Latin American affairs.

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit an online application at and upload a cover letter that explains how their qualifications and experiences satisfy the basic qualifications for this position, a CV, sample publications (if available), teaching evaluations or assessments (if available), course syllabi (upload under Other Documents, if available), and a statement on how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the Elliott School’s commitment to inclusive excellence (upload under Assessment of Skills). Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Review of applications will begin on May 9th, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications will be considered.

George Washington University’s culture reflects its shared values, including respect and diversity. The Elliott School recognizes that diversity and social mobility are among our country’s greatest assets in engaging the rest of the world; we are deeply committed as a school to fostering an inclusive community. To this end, we encourage candidates from diverse identities, backgrounds, and experiences. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups. The selected candidate will be expected to support inclusive excellence, including inclusive teaching. To learn more about the Elliott School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit

The university is an Equal 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 expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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