George Mason University
Instructional Faculty

The George Mason University, School of Public Policy (SPP) is recruiting a professor to play a substantial role in the SPP's Peace Operations master's degree program. Candidates should have strong teaching and publishing records, and have relevant practical experience in peace operations. Rank is open, though there is a strong preference for candidates at the associate professor-level.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The only program of its kind in the United States, George Mason University's master's degree in Peace Operations engages in education and research relevant to interventions by the international community in response to crises that involve armed conflict, systematic human rights abuses, and/or natural or man-made catastrophes. The majority of our students have had direct experience working in these operations, whether in a nongovernmental, military or governmental capacity. The Peace Operations degree has been offered by the university since 1997 and presently matriculates some 70 students during the academic year.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: SPP is interested in candidates working in areas relevant to peace operations, including but not limited to: international development, refugees/internally displaced persons, rule of law, elections, and security sector reform. Ours is a highly interdisciplinary teaching and research environment. Candidates should have a strong record of scholarship and publication in their field; be successful in gaining funding for their research; and be excellent instructors.

ABOUT SSP: One of the most research-intensive and entrepreneurial units of George Mason University, SPP has roughly 60 full-time teaching and research faculty, more than 30 experienced adjunct teaching faculty, and nearly 40 professional staff. SPP enrolls approximately 150 doctoral students and 850 master's-level students. Teaching in the school typically takes place in weekly graduate seminars with a maximum enrollment of 25 students.

With more than 30,000 students, George Mason University is the largest state university in the commonwealth of Virginia. In 2011, U.S. News and World Report ranked Mason as one of the top two "up and coming" universities in the nation; and in 2012, number 24 nationally in "Public Policy Analysis." The most recent Shanghai Rankings of World Universities ranks Mason among the top 100 universities in the Americas overall, and as one of the top 50 universities in the world in the social sciences. Located at the university's Arlington campus - 10 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C., and on a direct Metro line - SPP is at the crossroads of government, nonprofit organizations, and private industry (for details see

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2012, but the position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7842z at:; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Alternatively, applicants may mail the cover letter, CV, and reference list to:

Peace Operations Faculty Search Committee
School of Public Policy
3351 Fairfax Drive, MS 3B1
Arlington, VA 22201

George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.

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Posted 10/14/12