Professor (Open Rank) and Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (AT&T CIPP)

  • College of Professional Studies
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Oct 23, 2019
Full time Education Other Research

Job Description

The College of Professional Studies (CPS) of The George Washington University invites applications from qualified applicants for a full-time research faculty position with an administrative appointment as director of the AT&T Center for the Indigenous Politics and Policy (AT&T CIPP). This is a 12-month non-tenure-track renewable appointment with an initial appointment period of two years beginning as early as April 1, 2020.  Renewal of appointment is dependent on the availability of funding. Rank will be determined based on academic qualifications.

AT&T CIPP is major academic center for cross-disciplinary research, post-secondary education, and issue advocacy in the nation’s capital dedicated to exploring both the political and policy aspects of issues facing Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian peoples. AT&T CIPP advances the University’s engagement with indigenous populations already in place through its Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) and INSPIRE programs, scholarship programs for graduate, undergraduate and high school students that provides full scholarships to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian undergraduate and graduate students to study in residence at GW.

The CIPP director will report to the dean of the College of Professional Studies and will actively foster scholarly and policy research and programming focusing on the broad political aspects of indigenous politics, culture, and sovereignty; develop internal and external partnerships to further CIPP’s strategic priorities; and identify and cultivate funders/donors to sustain and grow  CIPP initiatives.


Duties and Responsibilities: 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Enhancing understanding by a variety of audiences of the political and cultural issues shaping and being shaped by Native communities through activities including, but not limited to, engagement with senior national, regional, and local public figures, advocacy organizations, institutions of higher learning, tribal governments and institutions;
  • Identifying and securing sponsored project and donor funds to support the Center and managing the Center’s budget;
  • Continuing the administration of the NAPLP and the INSPIRE Native Teens summer high school enrichment program including academic and experiential components, recruitment, and faculty hiring and development;
  • Creating and executing academic, institutional, and public programming to meet organizational goals;
  • Developing a research component that will offer academic investigation into key political and policy challenges facing Native communities;
  • Maintaining strong relationships with Native advocacy organizations built in part on solid academic research into key issues and shared practices;
  • Advancing supportive relationships with academic institutions focusing on related issues research; and
  • Initiating outreach to non-Native organizations, individuals, and media intended to broaden the impact of the Center’s research.


Basic Qualifications:       

  • Strong research expertise in the political and cultural history of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian peoples and federal policies and political relations;
  • Master’s degree or higher in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 to 7 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Record of successful fundraising experience;
  • Demonstrated experience administering a department or program; and
  • Demonstrated understanding of the workings of non-profit educational institutions and/or research and advocacy organizations.


How to apply: Complete an online faculty application at and upload a cover letter, research statement, and Curriculum Vitae.


Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Employement offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.