Adjunct Program Officer

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University is seeking an Adjunct Program Officer to build and strengthen the Institute’s academic network. The Program Officer will be responsible for mentoring graduate students, discovering new talent, and working on select programs.  This is a part-time, contract position.

IHS prefers candidates who have experience mentoring students, graduate training in the humanities or social sciences, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a deep knowledge of, and appreciation for, the classical liberal intellectual tradition. Ideal candidates will have a JD or a PhD and experience teaching a college-level audience.

The Program Officer’s responsibilities include:

  • Prospecting for and establishing mentoring relationships with graduate students to provide them with intellectual and career guidance
  • Attending events for IHS, such as academic conferences to network with faculty and graduate students, career development workshops, networking events, and/or seminars
  • Potentially speaking at IHS events and evaluating fellowship applications, depending on the contracting arrangement reached

Salary is competitive, contract-based, and will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should include how many hours they are available for this type of work in their cover letter.


3351 Fairfax Dr, MSN 1C5
Arlington, VA 22201

*this role may also be filled remotely

The Institute for Humane Studies, founded in 1961, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization based at GMU that promotes the study of economic and individual freedom across a broad range of academic and professional disciplines. IHS is located in the GMU Law School building in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC, two blocks from the Virginia Square metro stop (on the Orange Line). IHS provides a flexible, professional, open office environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship, and provides substantial opportunity for professional and personal growth.

To apply, please follow the application process.