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August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

George Washington University

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Elliott School of International Affairs
Space Policy Institute
Assistant Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468594
Date Posted: 12/01/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Space Policy
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Tenure Track Position in Space Policy at the GW University

The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the field of United States and International Space Policy. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level. Space Policy is defined broadly to cover all aspects of policies for outer space activities including civil, commercial, and security policies, industry and private sector issues, international private and government space activities, and other related policy issues. Illustrative examples could include—but are not limited to—topics such as space exploration and governance, security, climate and earth observation, and space commerce and economic development. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to produce first-rate research, have an active research agenda, and have an established interest in applying their expertise to space policy.

The position will begin as early as Fall 2022 and be based in the Elliott School’s Space Policy Institute (SPI). It will be affiliated with the M.A. program in International Science and Technology Policy (ISTP) and the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy. The successful candidate will be expected to qualify for an appointment in a GWU department or school most appropriate to the candidate’s training and expertise.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching responsibilities would include undergraduate and graduate courses in the Elliott School and other Schools of the University, as appropriate. Faculty are also expected to mentor graduate students, and serve the department and research community.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field relevant to space policy, including a social science, natural or physical science, engineering, business, law, public policy, or other field by date of appointment.

Other Information:
The culture of George Washington University reflects its shared values, including respect and diversity. The Elliott School recognizes that diversity and social mobility are among our country’s greatest assets in engaging the rest of the world; we are deeply committed as a school to fostering an inclusive community. To this end, we encourage candidates from diverse identities, backgrounds, and experiences. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups. The selected candidate will be expected to support inclusive excellence, including inclusive teaching. To learn more about the Elliott School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please visit

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please complete an online faculty application at Applicants should upload a letter of interest detailing research and teaching interests and other qualifications, a current CV, course syllabi and evaluations, a writing sample, and a statement on how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the Elliott School’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Applicants should have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Christine Gilbert

Review of applications will begin on December 13, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

EEO Statement:
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2022