Job Opening: Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Teaching at Georgetown African Studies Program

The African Studies program in Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service invites applications for a three-year, non-tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Teaching whose research and teaching focus on religion in Africa. The African Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic program established in 1980.

Applicants from a range of disciplines will be considered; however, strong preference will be given to those in the areas of comparative religion or Theology. We are particularly interested in scholar-teachers whose work explores the growth and representation of religious beliefs and identity in Africa, and the intersection between religious life and domestic and international politics. Applicants with a regional expertise in West Africa are especially welcome. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong record of teaching and scholarship.  ABDs are welcome to apply but must have degree in hand by August 2019.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2018. Interested applicants should submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, brief statement of teaching and research interests, copies of teaching evaluations, if available, and three (3) letters of recommendation.

Applications for this position must be submitted online at  Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Questions about the online application system should be directed to Sarah Nebbeling, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs at Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. Scott Taylor, Professor and Director of the African Studies Program, at

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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