Department: Schar School of Policy and Government
Associate or Full Professor, Security Studies
The George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government is seeking an innovative scholar/senior practitioner to lead the International Security Program into a new phase of development in broadly addressing contemporary global issues. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The Schar School is interested in expertise relevant to the evolving security and governance challenges of the 21st century and/or to the institutions addressing these challenges. Candidates with an expertise in security may come from a variety of fields that contribute to the intellectual diversity in the Schar School, including political science, anthropology, sociology, geography, history and/or higher-level government experience. The school offers both graduate and undergraduate programs in public policy, government, and a variety of specializations; this position will teach primarily in graduate programs.
Our approach to scholarship is interdisciplinary; faculty represent more than a dozen academic disciplines including economics, anthropology, engineering, law, medicine, and education. Many faculty members have held high-level positions in government and private organizations.
For this senior position (associate or full professor), the successful candidate must have a Ph.D. to be tenured or tenure-track, or a terminal degree/relevant experience for a term position.
Mason encourages faculty to be active in seeking outside funding for a variety of research, service and training areas. Thus the successful applicant must demonstrate a strong background in generating funding support necessary to build the Center for Security Policy Studies. In addition, candidates must have the ability to be engaged with policy professionals and media in the Washington, D.C., community and beyond.
With more than 33,000 students, George Mason University is the largest state university in the commonwealth of Virginia. Located on two campuses, the Schar School is at the crossroads of government, nonprofit organizations and private industry—just minutes from the nation's capital. For more information, see schar.gmu.edu/.
The committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, but the position will remain open until filled. Fall 2017 is the highly desired start date. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8693z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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