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The Master of Arts Program in International Migration and Refugees in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor of Migration and Refugees for a three-year, renewable term.

This is a new Master’s Program (first cohort to begin in September 2024) and the person recruited for this new position will be expected to teach courses and to support the program’s development including recruitment, admissions, and advising.

The successful candidate will have experience working in the field of migration and refugee studies in universities, government, international organization, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, or the private sector. The candidate must also have at least some teaching experience, or evidence of their willingness to teach graduate courses in migration and refugees. A Ph.D. in a relevant field – such as public policy, political science, anthropology, sociology, public health, economics, environmental sciences, law, social work, demography, regional studies — is required. Demonstrated fluency in a second language is preferred. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The successful candidate is also expected to engage and contribute to the academic community at Georgetown University.

The instructional load will include required and elective courses. (See the website for a description of the Master’s program and course requirements.)

Each application should include a cover letter describing professional and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and short (2-page) descriptions of 2 courses they could teach, one of which should be a core course for the MA and the other a proposed elective. The descriptions should indicate the topics they would cover and a sample of the readings they would assign to students. Applicants should also submit a brief statement discussing how the candidate would contribute to inclusiveness in the areas of research, teaching, and service in the SFS, and reflects on their teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations (if available) will be requested for short-listed candidates.

The successful candidate will begin in the position no earlier than January 2024 and no later than July 2024. Review of applicants will begin on 27 November 2023, although applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. To apply, please visit: Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will not be accepted.