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Full or Associate Professor

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
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Sep 7, 2022

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Full or Associate Professor The George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government invites applications for a faculty position at the level of Professor or Associate Professor. We seek an imaginative and entrepreneurial colleague with an international reputation among both scholars and practitioners to assume a senior role within the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), and as a faculty member within the school, teaching in TraCCC-related areas. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. George Mason University is a Tier-1 Research University as well as the largest and most diverse university in Virginia. The Schar School is deeply committed to building a faculty that reflects the highly diverse demographics of our student body and region; underrepresented minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.About the Center:TraCCC is the first center in the United States devoted to researching and shaping the policy discussion around transnational, corruption and terrorism. The center addresses such diverse concerns as new and emerging security challenges, environmental crime and corruption, human trafficking, illicit trade, counterfeits, and antiquities smuggling. It uses advanced data analytics in much of its research. TraCCC's research is global, diverse and multidisciplinary, focusing on problems of crime and corruption stemming from post-Soviet countries, the Middle East, and China, as well as Central and South America. The center brings in over $1 million/year in external funding from private foundations, corporations, and government agencies such as NSF, DHS, USAID and the Department of State. Strong collaborations and partnerships exist across the George Mason University campus. TraCCC also houses the innovative and highly respected Anti-Illicit Trade Institute (AITI). Detailed information about TraCCC is available at About the School:The Schar School of Policy and Government prepares undergraduate and graduate students to be leaders and managers who solve problems and advance the public good in all sectors and levels of government-in the United States and throughout the world. Our faculty are drawn from over a dozen disciplines from the social sciences to the sciences to the humanities and the professions. The school currently offers 2 undergraduate degree programs, 8 masters degree programs, and 3 doctoral programs and a certificate in illicit trade. It also houses 13 research centers with nearly $10M in annual research expenditures. The location of our graduate campus in Arlington, Virginia (where TraCCC is located, 20 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.), provides faculty with unparalleled access to policy makers. For more information on the Schar School go to Responsibilities:A successful applicant should have relevant experience in fundraising, obtaining grants, attracting talent, participating in interdisciplinary research collaborations, and teaching, as well as envisioning and executing a robust research agenda with significant policy impact. Required Qualifications:Applicants must have the following:An earned doctorate or other terminal degree (e.g., JD) in a relevant field including, but not limited to, public policy, international security, public administration, political science, sociology, and anthropology;Research, scholarship, and public policy experience in one or more of the following areas - transnational crime, corruption, terrorism, and/or illicit trade;Experience in teaching and mentoring in areas such as human trafficking, transnational crime, corruption, terrorism, and illicit trade;An established and current track record of obtaining and administering grants and contracts;Experience in public outreach through lectures and participation in public events. Preferred Qualifications:The successful applicant will also have experience in the development, administration, and/or management of large-scale research grant(s) or contract(s). This includes:Reaching out to the larger community through webinars, professional/executive education (online and in-person) and collaborations with other academic institutions and NGO partners; Commitment to mentoring students at the graduate level, including PhD students;Building and leading a research team as part of a center or similar organization.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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