Senior Tenured Scholar – McDonough School of Business and the Walsh School of Foreign Service

Georgetown University

Position description

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business (MSB) and the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) invite applications and nominations for a senior tenured scholar to hold a joint appointment in both schools.

This joint position is one of a number of new interdisciplinary positions at Georgetown intended to foster scholarship and teaching on some of the important problems of our times. Because of our location in Washington, DC, extensive linkages to the international policy and business communities, and strong tradition of scholarship and teaching in business, international affairs, and political economy, Georgetown has a unique opportunity to pursue integrative opportunities in scholarship and educational programs at the intersection of these fields, and the person appointed to the joint position will play an important role in these initiatives.

The MSB and SFS are currently undertaking a transformative cooperation to create a new joint undergraduate degree, the first in Georgetown’s history, and plans are also underway for joint centers and research initiatives. This cooperation builds on the success of several joint graduate degrees, as well as a jointly administered Global Business Fellows program for undergraduates. The successful candidate will help provide leadership in deepening and broadening the linkages between the schools.

The SFS is a preeminent international affairs school with deep expertise in international political economy, regional studies, and security studies. The MSB has strengths in core business disciplines as well as international business, public policy, and international political economy. Both the MSB and the SFS are collegial and multi-disciplinary. 

ABOUT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY: Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service.

Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, we provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. More information can be found here.

ABOUT THE MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business attracts faculty and students from around the world. We are committed to developing principled leaders capable of making complex business decisions in a global environment and who are dedicated to serving both business and society. Georgetown McDonough offers undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and specialized programs. More information can be found here.

ABOUT THE WALSH SCHOOL OF FOREIGN SERVICE: The Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), founded in 1919, is a premier school of international affairs. At Georgetown’s Washington, D.C., and Qatar campuses, SFS provides a rigorous education grounded in both theory and practice while instilling the Jesuit values of service. SFS hosts top-ranked undergraduate and graduate studies which feature an interdisciplinary core curriculum that focuses on international affairs, government, economics, history, theology, philosophy, geography, and language. SFS faculty are scholars in political science, economics, history, and cultural studies, as well as professionals with backgrounds in business, government, and the nonprofit sector.

We seek scholars who work at the intersection of business and international affairs in fields such as international political economy, international trade, and international business and public policy. We expect to make this appointment at the level of Full Professor, though we welcome applications from accomplished associate professors. We also welcome applications from and nominations of senior scholars with extensive policy-making experience.

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