Adjunct Faculty Position - International and Foreign Policy Studies

Washington Internship Institute
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Jul 29

Position description

The Washington Internship Institute, an educational nonprofit organization in Washington, DC offering academically rigorous courses and internships for students from around the nation and world, announces a search to fill an adjunct faculty position for the fall term. Learn more about us at

The Washington Internship Institute seeks a Ph.D. credentialed faculty member to teach a section of the International and Foreign Policy Studies core course. The course examines a wide range of foreign policy issues confronting the U.S. in the 21st century and seeks to empower students to critically assess how U.S. foreign policy is made and to think about such questions as: what are the limits of American power? What is the role and what are the goals of American diplomacy? How are these goals formulated by policy makers? How has the post-9/11 world shaped and influenced the course of American diplomacy and national security policy? 

Course learning objectives include:

  • Learning the key historical events and major trends in U.S. foreign policy;
  • Learning the major theories and concepts of international politics and foreign policy studies;
  • Engaging with the key debates in contemporary U.S. foreign policy and international politics;
  • Analyzing the process and practice of U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation;
  • Developing analytical skills needed to assess and articulate contemporary foreign policy challenges facing the U.S.

Students in this course come from a wide range of institutions; the course is a mid-level course intended for students with some knowledge of politics and public policy.

This seminar class will meet once a week for 3 hours at the offices of the Washington Internship Institute and ideally feature outside speakers and site visits. Classes begin the week of September 3 and end the week of December 9.

The Washington Internship Institute seeks an engaging faculty member in the Washington area with Ph.D. in hand or near completion in American foreign policy and diplomatic studies or a related academic discipline. Applicants should have university-level teaching experience. Competitive applicants will have access to institutions in the Washington area from which to draw speakers and to which the class may visit.

Application instructions

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Gregory M. Weight at [email protected] with the subject line of "Faculty." Review of applications will begin immediately.

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