Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

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Position ID:Georgetown-SFS-CLAS [#15310]
Position Title: Director of Academic Affairs, Center for Latin American Studies
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Washington, District of Columbia 20057, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Social Sciences / Diplomacy and International Relations, Foreign Policy, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Sciences
Appl Deadline:2019/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/29, finished 2020/02/14, listed until 2019/12/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University invites applications for Director of Academic Affairs at its Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in the social sciences (with a preference for International Relations), have strong academic administrative abilities, and have a capacity to teach MA and undergraduate courses in Latin American politics -- including international relations and development of Latin America, diplomacy, and international organizations. Expertise in the Andes and the Caribbean, as well as in the political economy of extractive industries and development, is also of considerable interest. 

The appointment will be at the rank of non-tenure-line, three-year Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor, based on prior experience. 

The central tasks of the Director of Academic Affairs at the Center for Latin American Studies include: 
● Teaching a core course on politics in Latin America, called States and Societies in Latin America. 
● Teaching courses in international relations/diplomacy within Latin America 
● Teaching a course on Political Economy of Development in Latin America and the Caribbean ● Teaching courses on the Andean region and the Caribbean 
● Teaching and refining, along with affiliated faculty, the new Capstone course and overseeing the associated student projects during the academic year 
● Organizing the CLAS summer programs in Chile, Colombia, and Brazil 
● Course advising and planning for MA students, as well as coordination and dialogue with adjunct professors and Visiting Researchers 
● Coordinating curricular development with the Center’s Director and affiliated faculty 
● Coordinating personalized professional internships for the MA students in the USA and Latin America and the Caribbean 
● Mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students on research projects and engagement with Latin American and Caribbean issues  

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a representative writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and if possible, evidence of teaching record (syllabi, course evaluations, etc.). All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following link Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted.  

Questions on the position may be directed to Matthew Carnes, S.J., Director of the Center for Latin American Studies and Associate Professor of Government, at Questions on the online portal may be directed to Sarah Krauss at

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. 

Georgetown University is a Catholic and Jesuit, student-centered research university. Established in 1789, the university was founded on the principle that serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs promotes intellectual, ethical and spiritual understanding. We embody this principle in the diversity of our students, faculty and staff, our commitment to justice, our intellectual openness and our international character. SFS, founded in 1919, is a premier school of international affairs that provides a rigorous education grounded in both theory and practice while instilling the Jesuit value of service. CLAS, since its founding in 1959, has been committed to critical thought, constructive dialogue, and creative engagement with Latin America. CLAS’s MA program is distinguished by its emphasis on study of contemporary Latin America, its rigorous engagement with pressing issues in the region, and its multidisciplinary approach to the Americas.

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