Program Director of MS-ESM Program and Teaching Professor

Job Description & Qualification

Georgetown University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Teaching Professor with administrative leadership responsibilities. This non-tenure line faculty member will serve as the Program Director for the Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM) and teach in the program. The position will be jointly appointed within the McDonough School of Business, The Earth Commons, and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. MS-ESM is a full-time, 11-month interdisciplinary program held on campus in Washington, D.C. The unique curriculum combines principles of environmental science with a foundation in business management, educating students to become ethical leaders on environment and sustainability issues. This premier program currently has an annual enrollment of 45 students with the potential to grow.

This position covers 15-credits of teaching/administrative responsibilities including:
▪ Leading the MS-ESM program and overseeing the overall planning and execution of the program in collaboration with the Academic Directors of the program,
▪ Teaching courses in your specific disciplinary expertise,
▪ Engaging in short-term and long-term strategic planning to ensure quality of the academic experience,
▪ Collaborating with faculty to make continuous improvements to the curriculum and courses,
▪ Advising students and engaging with student leadership,
▪ Engaging with internal and external constituents to ensure successful outcomes,
▪ Coordinating with administrative, careers, and admissions staff, and
▪ Collaborating with other Georgetown University schools in the academic spaces related to ESM.

Candidates must hold a graduate degree (a Ph.D. is preferred) in an area related to Environmental Sustainability or an adjacent discipline. We are seeking dynamic candidates with demonstrated ability to successfully teach courses in environmental sustainability with relevant professional experience. The successful candidate must be a visionary and thought leader who can adapt and guide the program towards the changing environmental landscape. The appointment can begin as early as May 2023 and the search process will continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure

To assure full consideration, applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations and names and contact information of three references should be submitted to Interfolio ( Consideration will begin March 24, 2023 or earlier, but applications are welcome until the position is filled.

About the Organization

Located in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University offers unparalleled access to the world’s business, policy and thought leaders as well as a collegial environment for professional development. The Earth Commons Institute, along with the McDonough School of Business and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, created this degree with the understanding that science and business principles are both critical to achieving environmental sustainability goals across the globe.

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.

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Job ID

ID: J13084