The School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University seeks an accomplished political communication practitioner to complement the School's existing faculty strengths and help prepare students for careers in the profession. We seek an individual with significant practical experience in strategic communication, political campaigning or issue advocacy (e.g. experience in crisis and campaign communication, media consulting, public affairs, polling, digital media strategy, or digital or field experiments) and the potential for teaching excellence. The position would be a full time, non-tenure accruing fixed term faculty position offered at the rank of associate professor. This will be a three-year contract renewable for one extension only.
Appointment begins as early as August 1, 2017.
1. Bachelor's degree. 2. At least five years of experience as a practicing professional in strategic communication, political campaigning or issue advocacy. 3. Potential for teaching excellence as demonstrated by teaching evaluations, letters of recommendation, or faculty presentation.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Complete an online faculty application and upload a cover letter, resume, a detailed statement describing examples of past professional work and potential projects for the future, and a statement of teaching philosophy and courses of interest. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Sean Aday, Chair, Search Committee, School of Media and Public Affairs, 805 21st Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20052. Please indicate in online application names and contact information for those who will be sending letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university has more than 20,000 students from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.