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George Washington University


Ashburn, VA, United States

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In 7-9 Months

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Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Le

About the Organization

Envisioned by our first President and created by an Act of Congress in 1821, GW is now the largest institution of higher education in the nation’s capital. The University offers comprehensive programs of undergraduate and graduate liberal arts study as well as degrees in medicine, public health, law, engineering, education, business, and international affairs. Each year, GW enrolls a diverse population of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from all 50-states, the District of Columbia, and more than 20 countries. The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) is ranked 11th among private institutions by the U.S. News and World Report among graduate schools of education.

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development houses five departments (Curriculum and Pedagogy, Counseling and Human Development, Educational Leadership, Human and Organizational Learning, and Special Education and Disability Studies), and runs programs at the Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, VA and at graduate education centers in Arlington, Alexandria, and Hampton Roads, VA.

The Executive Leadership Doctoral program (ELP) is a cross-disciplinary, executive-style format doctoral program in the department of Human and Organizational Learning focused on scholar/practitioners based at GW’s Ashburn, Virginia Campus. For more information about ELP, visit: http://www.gwu.edu/elp/index.html or http://gsehd.gwu.edu/executive-leadership-doctoral.

About the Job

The George Washington University (GW) Graduate School of Education and Human Development seeks an Associate Professor for primary appointment within the Executive Leadership Program in the Department of Human and Organizational Learning. This tenure-accruing, academic year position is available beginning in August 2014. 


The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses focused on human and organizational learning, advise doctoral students including chairing and serving on dissertation committees, and maintain an active research agenda including seeking and maintaining external research funding. The successful candidate will be an active contributor to the Department of Human and Organizational Learning, the Executive Leadership Doctoral Program, and the University, including, for example, serving on department, school, and university administrative committees.

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

All applicants must have:

  1. an earned doctorate in Human and Organizational Learning or a related field such as industrial/organizational psychology, organization science, or adult education (minimum of 5 years post-degree);
  2. established record of  theoretically-based and practically relevant research in human and organizational learning or related fields;
  3. an established research record in leadership, organizational studies, or related field;
  4. demonstrated record of advising doctoral students;
  5. demonstrated experience teaching senior managers and other professionals;
  6. evidence of potential for obtaining external research funding as evidenced by submitted research proposals or grant awards; and,
  7. evidence of management experience.

Application Instructions

Application Process. Interested applicants must submit:

1. Letter of application indicating qualifications, research interests and teaching philosophy (no more than 3 pages);

2.  Curriculum vitae;

3.  Three (3) sample publications; and

4.  Full contact information for three references.

Application review will begin December 8, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Only complete applications will be considered.  Please submit applications online at: http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/18922.