The College of Professional Studies (CPS) of The George Washington University invites applications from qualified applicants for this open rank full-time fiscal year faculty position with an administrative appointment as the Director of the Legislative Affairs Program at the Graduate School of Political Management. This is a twelve-month, non-tenure-track, renewable appointment with an initial appointment period of three years, beginning as early as January 1, 2020.
The GSPM master’s degree in Legislative Affairs program educates experienced professionals in Congressional operations, how procedures shape policy outcomes, and how entities like constituents, the executive branch, and lobbyists impact the work of Congress. (For more information on the program, see gspm.gwu.edu). Legislative Affairs is one of four degree programs in the Graduate School of Political Management, together with Political Management, Strategic Public Relations and a Spanish-language degree in Political Communication and Strategic Governance.
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching 4 courses per year (over 3 terms), undertaking research, participating in public thought leadership and media opportunities, advising students, contributing to the school’s marketing and recruiting efforts, offering curricular and program support, coordinating comprehensive exams, monitoring the Army Fellows Program, recruiting and onboarding part-time faculty, and participating in the advancement of GSPM’s mission via service.
Applicants must have: 1) an advanced degree such as a PhD, a law degree, or other relevant degree by the date of appointment; 2) research and teaching experience in the field of legislative affairs; 3) experience in politics and policymaking at the national level; and 4) a strong working knowledge of the politics and culture of Capitol Hill.
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About Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University
The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) is the world’s first and foremost school of applied politics, communications, and advocacy. We launched this school over thirty years ago to train the next generation of political advocates and communications professionals to engage and improve the workings of our politics and society.
As a part of the university whose namesake cautioned against the perils of excessive partisanship, we train our students to understand that pluralistic competition and pragmatic problem-solving are what make democracy work. In this respect, we aim to teach our students the principles of effective politics and governance. Our graduates have learned that the key to solving society’s most pressing problems involves seeing all sides of an issue, assembling a broad coalition, and developing a resolution that can appeal to the largest cross-section of society as possible.
Our school is uniquely positioned in the heart of Washington, D.C., which allows us to attract a faculty comprised of prominent scholars as well as political practitioners at the highest levels of campaigns, advocacy, government, public affairs, and mo...re. Our curriculum allows students to build a portfolio of work, as well as guiding principles, that will shape their careers for years to come. We know this approach works because our more than 4,000 alumni around the world are some of the rising stars and most respected names in politics.