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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.