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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15310. 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 email@example.com. Questions on the online portal may be directed to Sarah Krauss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
About Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service
When CLAS opened its doors in 1959, just months after the Cuban Revolution, it was one of the first Latin American Studies programs in the United States. Now in its 60th year, CLAS serves as an academic hub connecting faculty interests and expertise throughout the University. A recognized leader in area studies, it offers a Master’s Degree, an Undergraduate Minor and a Graduate Certificate in Latin American studies, bringing together scholars and practitioners from Washington D.C. and the region to serve as adjunct faculty.