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Open Specializations: South/Southeast/East Asia,
Europe, Africa
Open Positions: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of International Relations and Comparative Politics

Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service aims to recruit seven research oriented faculty members in International Relations and Comparative Politics for core faculty positions in the School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q). Core faculty positions are full-time positions, which carry the job security, professional opportunities, and commitment to academic freedom associated with tenure- track appointments . Positions described in this advertisement are part of a large, multi-year strategic expansion of the SFS-Q faculty ( We seek applications from qualified candidates at all ranks beyond the Ph.D, although we aim particularly to recruit at advanced assistant, associate and full ranks. We are looking especially for candidates in International Relations and Comparative Politics whose research and teaching interests combine more than one of our regional and/or thematic priority areas below.
• Regional specializations of particular interest include: Asia (East, South East, South), United States (foreign and security policy, domestic politics), Middle East, Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
• Thematic specializations of particular interest include: conflict resolution, women & development/ women and conflict, international law/ international organization, environmental issues in world politics, political economy, international relations theory, science & technology in international affairs, and democratization & development. Applicants at advanced rank must have substantial research accomplishments and evidence of ambitious ongoing research agendas. Entry-level applicants must have exceptional promise of future research productivity, and an existing record of publication will be beneficial. Successful candidates will be expected to sustain a strong commitment to the conduct of major research endeavors in their fields of specialization. All applicants must have outstanding teaching credentials and be committed to undergraduate teaching. The normal teaching load is 2-2. However, entry-level appointments carry course-load reductions during the first year. Junior colleagues are then eligible to apply for a “junior research semester” free of teaching. Colleagues who earn, or are appointed at, senior core faculty status (a tenure equivalent) are eligible to apply for periodic research sabbaticals. Successful candidates will be expected to teach lower division general education international relations and comparative politics courses as well as upper-level seminars in their areas of specialization. Qatar offers a diverse, safe, and family-friendly environment. Compensation and expatriate benefits packages are highly competitive and SFS-Q provides generous research support and support for conference travel. SFS-Q faculty are eligible to apply for Qatar National Priorities Research Program grants from the Qatar National Research Fund. These competitive grants are up to $350,000 per year for up to three years. QNRF also offers competitive research grants for early-career scholars. (For more information see

For more information on the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, see For an appreciation of our broader development, and to find out more about life and work in Qatar and at SFS-Q, see our dedicated website on ] ( Review of applications will begin on 30 September, 2013, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. First-round interviews will be held from 20 October 2013, at one or more locations in the United States, and/or via Skype video conferencing or alternative means. Campus visits to Doha for shortlisted candidates are provisionally scheduled to happen 11-21 November. Applicants at advanced rank should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references. Entry-level candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a chapteror article-length sample of written work submitted (or about to be submitted) for publication, copies of teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation.

Applications must be made via Georgetown’s online application management system at Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Nicholas Starvaggi at Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. Kai-Henrik Barth, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, at

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