Job position: Assistant Director, George Mason University (Fairfax, United States)

The Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, seeks to hire an Assistant Director.

The Assistant Director will assist the Institute Director in planning, organizing, and directing the day-to-day operations of the Institute, with a focus on development and execution of sponsored research proposals.  In this capacity the Assistant Director will work with members of the Institute to develop and prepare research proposals, help Institute members to find appropriate venues for submission of proposals, and seek collaborative research opportunities across campus, and with other partner universities and other institutions.  It is expected that the Assistant Director will participate in sponsored research with other members of the Institute, including leading his or her own research projects as appropriate.  The Assistant Director will also work with the Director to design, develop, and coordinate, Institute programs and events (e.g., topic specific workshops and conferences).  The Assistant Director will direct the work of other institute staff providing editorial assistance on Institute journals, creating and updating Institute materials, and maintaining its web page.

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in philosophy, political theory, or policy studies is strongly preferred.  Writing and editing skills are crucial to the position.  The selected candidate should have organizational and budget management skills, and be able to effectively develop and implement programs.  The selected candidate must demonstrate initiative, as well as project management skills.  Salary is competitive.  No teaching is required for this position, but additional teaching opportunities may be available after the first year.  The position will start as soon as possible after June 1.

Applications should include (1) a letter describing the applicant’s, interests, and experience in sponsored research activities; (2) a CV; (3) samples of written work; and (4) letters of recommendation.  Applications should be sent by May 15, 2015, to

Roger Paden, Interim Director, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, Mail Stop 3F1, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030.  Questions may be sent to rpaden@gmu.edu.  The Fairfax campus of George Mason University is located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area within commuting distance by public transportation.  George Mason is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.  The College of Humanities and Social Sciences particularly encourages and welcomes applications from women, minority candidates, and persons with disabilities.

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