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Adjunct Professor, Public Policy and Global Affairs

Position Overview

In collaboration with the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and International Relations, the United Nations Foundation will host an Adjunct Professor of Global Policy to instruct two classes in Washington D.C.  over the course of 9 months.  The two courses, “Global Policy Challenges: Is Globalization Dead or Just Resting?” and “The Washington Experience: Actors, Institutions and the Policy Process,” will be hosted at the United Nations Foundation headquarters on Fridays from 9:30 am to 3 pm EST.  

The Professor will be responsible for class instruction, grading, and the facilitation and planning of guest lecturers. The professor will provide a unique and seasoned perspective of U.S. policy and global affairs and the key players and institutions surrounding global trends in governance and politics; terrorism; the challenges posed by failing or rogue states; human rights; climate change; a variety of contagions, from epidemics to several forms of trafficking; and a changing world economy. 

Essential Functions

  • Primary instructor for full-day course on Fridays from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include preparing lectures and interacting with students in accordance with the policies of the Program, Department and University.
  • Assign pertinent reading in accordance to course material.
  • Grade all assignments in a timely manner.
  • Field student questions by email or in-person. 
  • Coordinate guest lectures to enhance student’s understanding of material through perspectives from other institutions. 

Selection Criteria

  • At least 10 years’ experience working in academia, think tanks, NGOs or other relevant sectors.
  • Master’s in relevant field; PhD preferred but not required. 
  • Must be available in-person during class times.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, strong public speaking skills.
  • Strong familiarity with course topics including but not limited to current global trends in governance and politics, terrorism, human rights, climate change, global health, and international economics. 
  • Advanced understanding of key actors, institutions and principles that influence the formation of US foreign policy and, more broadly, the conduct of US public policy.
  • Ideal candidate will understand course topics from both an academic and professional background.
  • Ability to provide historical context and current perspectives on course topics.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
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