The George Washington University is creating an exciting opportunity for an innovative leader to help establish the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (CIPP) in the College of Professional Studies (CPS). This is a major academic center for cross-disciplinary research, post-secondary education, and issue advocacy in the nation's capital dedicated to exploring both the political and policy aspects of issues facing Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian peoples.
The Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy will advance the University's engagement with indigenous populations already in place through its Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP), a scholarship program that provides full scholarships to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian undergraduate and graduate students to study in residence at GW.
CPS invites applications from qualified applicants to this full-time research faculty position with an administrative appointment as Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy. This is a non-tenure track, 12-month, limited term position at the assistant or associate professor level. This position will begin as early as July 2017 and is renewable depending on availability of funding.
The CIPP Director will report to the Dean of the College of Professional Studies and will actively foster scholarly research and programming focusing on the broad political aspects of indigenous politics, culture, and sovereignty; develop internal and external partnerships to further the CIPP's strategic priorities; and identify and cultivate potential donors for CIPP initiatives.
Strong research expertise in the political and cultural history of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian peoples and federal policies and political relations;
Master's degree or higher in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 to 7 years of relevant professional experience;
Record of successful fundraising experience;
Demonstrated experience administering a department or program;
Demonstrated understanding of the workings of non-profit educational institutions and/or research and advocacy organizations.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Complete an online faculty application and upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
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.