Director and Research Professor

June 5, 2023

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The George Washington University is looking for a Director of the Regulatory Studies Center and Research Professor in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. We welcome applications from practitioners and scholars who have demonstrated experience with federal regulation; knowledge of regulatory law, process, and analysis; and a professional network in the field. The successful applicant will work closely with the Center’s faculty and staff, other investigators, and GW’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, and will collaborate with faculty and regulatory practitioners around the globe. Raising financial support for the Center’s staff and projects from government entities, foundations, businesses, and individuals will be an important function of this position. This position will be a full-time, non-tenure-track, specialized position that will begin as early as summer 2023.

GW Regulatory Studies Center

The Regulatory Studies Center’s mission is to improve regulatory policy through research, education, and outreach. It is a leading source for applied scholarship in regulatory issues, and a training ground for those who want to understand the effects of regulation and ensure that regulatory policies are designed in the public interest.

Established in 2009, the Regulatory Studies Center is an academic center of the George Washington University, a private, top-tier university located in the nation’s capital. Housed in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, which is consistently ranked among the nation’s top public affairs schools and attracts high-achieving students interested in careers in public policy and public administration, the Center engages faculty and students in economics, political science, law, public health, international affairs, and business. Located near the White House and Capitol Hill, the Center is a hub for academic institutions around the country and brings fresh ideas and analysis to policy makers in Washington.

The GW Regulatory Studies Center values rigorous research and academic freedom; it strives for ideological diversity by fostering open inquiry across its many departments and disciplines. The Center’s scholars publish research in respected, peer-reviewed academic journals, such as Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Risk Analysis, Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Public Administration Review, American Political Science Review, and Administrative Law Review. The Center supports GW students in a variety of disciplines through research opportunities, stipends that allow them to take unpaid internships in government agencies, and career guidance. Its well-attended events feature insights on regulatory policy and practice from diverse individuals across the ideological spectrum, including members of Congress, high-ranking executive branch officials, international diplomats and academics, and legal, policy and economic scholars.

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