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Provost's Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Climate, Colonialism, Displacement

Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service
Washington D.C.
Commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Nov 14, 2021

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Cultural Anthropology
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$75,000 – 99,999
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Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor, Climate Change, Colonialism, and Displacement

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service invites applications for a Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow and tenure-line Assistant Professor position. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar who is working at the intersection of climate change, colonialism, and displacement. We seek scholars who broadly approach climate change in relation to colonial extraction and expropriation in the context of the Global South, and who use innovative methods to engage in scholarship on displacement and migration with attention to racialization and border regimes. Applicants are welcomed from a wide variety of disciplines and fields including, but not limited to, anthropology, geography, history, political science, sociology, science and technology studies, and environmental humanities.

The Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellowship program is in its inaugural year at Georgetown University. The program is designed to bring in a cohort of new faculty from a wide range of backgrounds who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Provost’s Distinguished Fellows are on the tenure track and will be exempt from teaching and service duties in the first year of their appointments, devoting their full-time efforts to building their research program. Fellows will be assigned senior faculty mentors. After the first year, the Fellow will then begin as a tenure-line Assistant Professor, with a 2-2 teaching load.

The new hire may be affiliated with at least one program housed in the School of Foreign Service based on their areas of research expertise, such as the Culture and Politics Program; Science, Technology, and International Affairs; Institute for the Study of International Migration; and SFS graduate programs. We encourage candidates to acquaint themselves with the SFS and our programs upon application.

Applications for this position must be made via Georgetown’s online application management system at Questions about the search should be directed to Carol A. Benedict, SFS Faculty Chair (

Qualifications include:

  1. Candidates must have received their PhD by August 1, 2022, before the 2022-23 academic year begins.
  2. Candidates must be committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching/mentoring, research, and service. This commitment can be demonstrated in many ways, including those whose scholarship/teaching focuses on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or those who have demonstrated a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion through their service activities. 
  3. Candidates must upload the following documents by 11:59 pm EST on December 12, 2021:
  4. Letter of application
  5. Curriculum vitae
  6. Statement (no more than 1 page) describing your past/present contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion
  7. One writing sample
  8. Statement (no more than 1 page) describing your approach to teaching (and if possible evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Candidates should have three letters of recommendation uploaded to their application on Interfolio.


Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.


The Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), founded in 1919, is a premier school of international affairs. SFS provides a rigorous education grounded in both theory and practice while instilling the Jesuit value of service.

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  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
  • This employer does offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
  • This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.
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3700 O Street NW
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