Position Announcement: Associate Director, Government Finance Research Center, University of Illinois at Chicago

The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) announces the formation of a research center funded by an anonymous donor, the Government Finance Research Center, which will be the center for research on issues of state and local government finance and budgeting. GFRC will focus on projects and activities that help lead to a better understanding of subnational fiscal challenges and make headway towards a sustainable fiscal system.  GFRC will build on CUPPA’s connections with national associations, academic scholars and state/local policy leaders, the municipal bond industry and rating agencies, and will work to be the nationally recognized center of informed fiscal policy and scholarly discourse, thereby shaping the debate on state, municipal, county and regional governance and public finance.  The objectives of the GFRC include the identification, planning and execution of research that will be the focus of regular and periodic reports, informed analysis, and the most inclusive and up-to-date forums and workshops for discussion of fiscal and governance issues.  GFRC is designed to make a difference in state and local finance.  Its website can be found at:  https://gfrc.uic.edu

The GFRC is seeking an Associate Director for research who, with the director, academic advisory board, and external advisory panel, will identify research projects that address contemporary government finance issues confronting US cities, local governments and states. The Associate Director will be required to: implement strategic priorities of the GFRC; design, conduct, and coordinate research on GFRC initiatives; pursue external funding for GFRC research; meet with external constituencies to promote and advance GFRC priorities; organize and arrange programs and workshops of the GFRC in cooperation with the academic advisory panel and the external advisory panel; among other tasks.

The candidate should possess minimally a master’s degree in public administration, economics, urban planning, political science or other social-science disciplines with a focus on government finance, financial management and budgeting.  Preference is given to candidates who hold a relevant PhD or terminal degree in their field and to candidates who have research related experience in the government, public policy sector, or related fields.  This position requires strong communication, supervisory, planning and budgeting skills.

All application materials must be submitted via HireTouch. For fullest consideration, candidates must submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications for and interest in the Associate Director position, a current curriculum vitae, names of at least three professional references, and two samples of professional papers or publications.  Please submit by May 7, 2018 to: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details  HireTouch Job ID/EEO # 93739. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, covered veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Position Announcement: Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University

The Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty member at the rank of visiting assistant professor beginning fall 2018. The successful candidate will teach an online graduate budgeting and finance seminar and online and face-to-face undergraduate upper division courses. Preference will be given to candidates who have online teaching experience and who can teach an upper division course in basic research design. The teaching load for the position is four courses in both the fall and spring semesters. Summer courses are not included in the teaching load.


Job Opportunity: Assistant or Associate Professor, The University of Maryland School of Public Policy

Faculty Appointment in Public Budgeting and Financial Management
(Assistant or Associate Professor)

MTPgGjeE_400x400The University of Maryland School of Public Policy seeks a tenure-track assistant or associate professor starting Fall 2018.  The School seeks candidates with an active research agenda in the areas of public budgeting and financial management.  Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated research success resulting in peer-reviewed publications that would plausibly predict tenurability (for Assistant Professor candidates) or those with a record that is already tenurable (for Associate Professor candidates).  Because of our interest in further enhancing our connections in the state of Maryland and with local governments, the successful candidate for this position should have a research agenda that prominently features state and local issues related to budgeting and financial management.

We are interested in candidates who can teach the core and elective public budgeting and financial management courses in the Master’s curriculum, as well as being able to participate in the School’s new undergraduate major and advise doctoral students.  Two of the School’s specializations require a course in state, local, and nonprofit financial management; preference will be given to candidates able to teach it.

Applicants should hold an earned doctorate or should expect to earn a doctorate by the end of the 2017-18 academic year.  Doctorates should be in public policy, public administration, economics, or political science.  Women and members of minorities whose hiring would enhance the School’s diversity are especially encouraged to apply.

Application materials should include a letter of interest describing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three references, and a recent publication or writing sample.

To apply, visit http://ejobs.umd.edu, locate the position announcement and apply online. Materials sent outside of the online system cannot be accepted. Questions concerning the application process may be addressed to Katharine Zang, at kzang@umd.edu. Review of applications will commence on October 1, but the position will remain open until filled.  Prospective applicants are urged to contact the search chair, Professor Philip Joyce, pgjoyce@umd.edu, at any time with any questions.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy is a top-ranked graduate school of public policy and management with a faculty of scholars and distinguished practitioners. In addition to its signature MPP degree (primarily for pre-career students) with robust specializations, the School also offers a Masters of Public Management degree (primarily for mid-career students). The PhD program was recently rated amongst the top ten nationally by the National Research Council. The School inaugurated an undergraduate major in public policy in the fall of 2017, and hosts several undergraduate minors and living learning programs. It also offers a number of executive (degree and non-degree) programs for career executives in federal, state, and international agencies.

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