Job Opening: Associate Professor of Media & Public Affairs, Political Communication

October 12, 2022

The School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University seeks an accomplished political communication practitioner to complement the School’s existing faculty strengths and help prepare students for careers in the profession. We seek an individual with significant practical experience in strategic communication, political campaigning or issue advocacy (e.g. experience in crisis and campaign communication, media consulting, public affairs, polling, digital media strategy, or digital or field experiments) and the potential for teaching excellence. The position would be a full time, non-tenure accruing faculty position. Appointment begins as early as Fall 2023.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Advising students
  • Performing department and university service
  • Remaining active in the applicant’s field


All applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree by date of appointment, must have at least five years of experience as a practicing professional in strategic communication, political campaigning or issue advocacy and must have the potential for teaching excellence as demonstrated by teaching evaluations, letters of recommendation, or faculty presentation.

How to Apply: 

To be considered, please submit an online faculty application and upload a cover letter, resume, a detailed statement describing past professional work and potential projects for the future, and a statement of teaching philosophy and courses of interest. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Steve Livingston, Chair, Political Communication Search Committee, School of Media and Public Affairs, 805 21st Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20052. Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.