Position Announcement: Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University

Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
Assistant Professor in Public Administration

The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at Western Carolina University is searching for a nine-month tenure-track assistant professor in Public Administration. The successful candidate will contribute to our NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Affairs Program and our thriving undergraduate program in Political Science. The normal teaching load is three courses per semester and the expectation is that the candidate will teach approximately half of those courses in the MPA and half in our undergraduate program. In addition to teaching excellence, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a productive and influential research program in public administration and contribute to the department, university, region and profession through meaningful service.

Western Carolina University (WCU) is a 12,000-student campus in the University of North Carolina system that offers 120 areas of study for undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits WCU to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Western Carolina University is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement in our classrooms and in our communities. The campus is located in the picturesque Cullowhee valley between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina. MPA courses are offered in the evenings at our instructional site in Asheville. The entire region is noted for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities. WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

The ideal candidate will have independent teaching experience at the university level, the ability to offer core and elective courses in our MPA program and in our undergraduate political science program, a promising research trajectory, and a doctorate in Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field from an accredited institution. The ability to offer courses in nonprofit management and/or budgeting and financial management is also preferred.

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit vita, cover letter (which should address teaching and research), evidence of teaching effectiveness, a research sample, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Applicants must also attach copies of unofficial transcripts from the highest degree earned.

Apply Online at: http://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/11633

For more information about the department please visit our website at http://politicalscience.wcu.edu. For questions or additional information, please contact search committee chair, Dr. JoBeth Shafran, at jsshafran@email.wcu.edu

Position Announcement: Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

The Department of Public Policy (DPP) at the University of Connecticut seeks to fill a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2020. The Department of Public Policy is home to a NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA), a Master of Public Policy (MPP), an on-line Graduate Program in Survey Research, a MPA Fellows program (an executive MPA cohort), and four graduate certificates in nonprofit management, public financial management, survey research and leadership and public management. The Department offers an undergraduate minor and allows selected students to begin taking graduate courses while undergraduates. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a strong research program in their field.

The Department of Public Policy is located on the new state-of-the-art campus in Hartford, Connecticut’s capital city. The University of Connecticut is a premier research institution, designated as a Research University/Very High research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. UConn is ranked 22nd by U.S. News & World Report among national public universities in the United States. The Department’s public affairs programs are ranked 9th  in public budgeting and finance and 47th  among public affairs programs. The Department of Public Policy has 15 full-time faculty, 200 graduate students, and 1,100 alumni.

The successful candidate’s primary teaching assignment will be to offer core and elective classes in the MPA and MPP programs, including courses in the management, design, and evaluation of nonprofit programs. The specific teaching assignment will be determined based on the interests of the candidate and the needs of the Department, and can include graduate or undergraduate classes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in public administration, public policy, economics, political science, sociology, philanthropy or a related field. Candidates must have a strong record of, or strong potential for, scholarly excellence based on rigorous social science research methods. Candidates must demonstrate strong communication skills and the capability to teach courses in nonprofit management and other courses supporting our MPA, MPP, and certificate in nonprofit management curricula. Successful applicants must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. prior to the start date. Candidates already appointed at the Assistant Professor level are encouraged to apply. Applicants with advanced ABD’s will be considered at the Instructor level until their Ph.D. requirements are completed.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record, or demonstrated potential, of scholarly success in the management, financial management, analysis, or evaluation of nonprofit organizations and programs. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of or strong potential for obtaining external research support. Strong preference will be given to applicants who are comfortable with a wide array of analytical methods. Finally, the best candidates will provide clear evidence of contributions to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience through research, teaching, and/or public engagement.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Hartford Campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at UConn’s main campus in Storrs, or online as part of their ordinary workload. The University offers a highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and recent teaching evaluations (if available), and contact information for three references (email, phone number, and mailing address) who can comment on research and teaching capabilities and accomplishments. Review of applicants will begin on October 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Any questions about the position may be sent to Mark Robbins, Search Committee Chair, Department of Public Policy at mark.robbins@uconn.edu.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020124)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff.
The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Position Announcement: Faculty, Local Government Management, University of Nebraska Omaha

Faculty Position Announcement – Local Government Management
School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha

The School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha, seeks applicants for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with an emphasis in local government management, to begin August 2020. A Ph.D. in Public Administration or a relevant field is required by the employment start date. We seek candidates who will make significant teaching and research contributions in our degree programs, including: Ph.D. in Public Administration, MPA, and Master of Science in Urban Studies. We are looking for someone whose work connects local government to broader governance issues. Preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to teach courses in municipal administration, as well as ethics and/or quantitative research methods/data analytics. The course teaching load for this position is 2:2. Candidates should also be able to teach in both face-to-face and online settings, and demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to community engagement. Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The School of Public Administration boasts a supportive and collaborative academic culture in our mission to strengthen public service in a democratice and diverse society. We are home to one of the longest-accredited MPA programs in the country, which is offered both online and on campus with an enrollment of approximately 275 students. The MPA program is ranked #8 nationally in local government management, as well as #4 in public finance and budgeting, #11 in nonprofit management, and is in the top 10% of ranked programs overall. The Master of Science in Urban Studies program attracts social entrepreneurs, urban thinkers and agents of change. Our Ph.D. in Public Administration program includes a specialization in Urban Management, and faculty regularly work with our doctoral students.

Community engagement is a strong focus for the School, which is located in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. We have an active network of local government alumni in the region, and our faculty and students work closely with the Nebraska City/County Management Association as well as the International City/County Management Association. Valuable resources are available for grant and
contract opportunities, including the Center for Public Affairs Research, the Center for Collaboration Science, and the Barbara A. Weitz Community Engagement Center.

The university and school have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this
position.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University, with a student body of about 15,000. We are a metropolitan university, located in the heart of Omaha, which has a population of 463,000. The population of the eight-county metropolitan area is 943,000.

For more information, visit http://spa.unomaha.edu or contact the chair of the search committee: Dr. Carol Ebdon at cebdon@unomaha.edu.

To apply for this position, please go to http://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/9542. The application must include: current curriculum vita, a letter addressing experience and qualifications, the names and contact information for three references, teaching philosophy statement and summary of teaching evaluations, and a research writing sample.

Position Announcement: Faculty, Public Policy, University of Nebraska Omaha

Faculty Position Announcement – Public Policy
School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha

The School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha, seeks applicants for a tenure-track
faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with an emphasis in public policy, to begin
August 2020. A PhD in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, or a related field is required by
the employment start date. We seek candidates who will make significant contributions in our doctoral
and masters programs in teaching and research that broadly connects policy processes to public and
nonprofit management and the larger governance environment. The course teaching load for this
position is 2:2. Candidates should also be able to teach in both face-to-face and online settings, and
demonstrate promise of excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to community
engagement. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is
filled.

The School of Public Administration boasts a supportive and collaborative academic culture. It is home
to one of the longest-accredited MPA programs in the country, enrolling approximately 275 graduate
students each year, offering the program both online and on campus. The MPA program is ranked
among the top 10-percent of all such programs in the upcoming 2019 edition of America’s Best
Graduate Schools, and is ranked #6 in Public Budgeting and Finance, and #11 in Nonprofit Management.
The School is also home to one of the few Ph.D. programs in Public Administration in the Great Plains
region; faculty regularly have the opportunity to work with Ph.D. students. The University of Nebraska at
Omaha is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University. For more information, visit our web page
at http://spa.unomaha.edu or contact the chair of the search committee: Dr. Gary S. Marshall
(gmarshal@unomaha.edu).

To apply for this position, please go to http://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/9548. The
application must include: current curriculum vita; a letter addressing experience and qualifications; the
names and contact information for three references; and evidence of teaching excellence, productive
scholarly research, and commitment to community engagement.

The university and school have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We
are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and
strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

Position Announcement: Assistant Professor, Public Management, UNC-Chapel Hill

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
School of Government, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Background: Established as the Institute of Government in 1931, the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill has 46 faculty members and its mission is to improve the lives of North Carolinians through engaged scholarship that helps public officials understand and improve state and local government. For more information about the School’s mission and history, visit sog.unc.edu/about/missionand-history. The UNC-Chapel Hill MPA Program (sog.unc.edu/uncmpa) is recognized as a top program nationally.

Position: The School of Government seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor who specializes in public management. This faculty member will work with state and local government officials in North Carolina to improve the operations of service delivery through the use of performance information and will engage in rigorous and relevant research about performance management systems. This position offers the faculty member access to important research data compiled at the School of Government, including data from the North Carolina Benchmarking Project (the nation’s longest running local government benchmarking project).

The successful candidate must be well-versed in performance management, benchmarking, practical analytic techniques, and research methods, and must be committed to engaged scholarship. The School of Government anticipates that this faculty member will advance both the theory and practice of performance management. The person selected will teach, advise, research, and prepare publications for state and local officials, as well as have the opportunity to teach in the School’s highly ranked MPA program and contribute to the broader public management discipline.

Work is centered in Chapel Hill, but requires occasional travel and consultation around the state. Faculty appointments are year-round (rather than for the nine-month academic year).

The School of Government recognizes the importance of an educational and work environment in which all individuals are respected and valued. To that end, we are strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. For more information about the School’s commitment to diversity, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page: sog.unc.edu/resources/microsites/diversity-and-inclusion.

Educational requirements: Doctorate in public administration or management, political science, public policy, or a related field

Qualifications and experience: Commitment to public service, ability to work effectively with diverse audiences, and a record of, or demonstrated potential for, practically focused and engaged teaching, advising, and scholarship required. Candidates with practical, applied experience in performance management in the public or private sectors are encouraged to apply. Specific experience working in state or local government or teaching public administration courses is also desirable.

Application: Position will remain open until filled. Expected starting date is January 1, 2020 or a later date negotiated by the selected candidate. To apply, submit a resume, writing sample, references, and a cover letter describing your interest in the position at unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/166817.

For more information, contact: Aimee Wall, recruiting committee chair, at wall@sog.unc.edu or School of Government; CB# 3330, Knapp-Sanders Building; UNC-Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.