Position Announcement: Assistant or Associate Professor Department of Public Administration and Policy
School of Public Affairs American University
The Department of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Affairs at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August 1, 2017. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2017 in the field of Public Policy, Sociology, Political Science, or a related field.
We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality scholarship related to community resiliency. Potential areas of interest could include environmental disasters, public health problems, infrastructure inadequacies, and social and economic vulnerabilities. We welcome applicants who study how these issues differently impact individuals by race/ethnicity, gender, and social class. The ideal candidate would collaborate with the Metropolitan Policy Center or the Center for Environmental Policy. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the school’s Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Administration, and doctoral degree programs. Associate candidates will need to have an established track record of research and teaching. In addition to producing quality scholarship and effective teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school, and university service and related activities.
Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin on September 12, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via apply.interfolio.com/35638. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recently published articles or working papers. Applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor should include three reference letters and Associate faculty candidates should include a list of three references. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
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Established in 1934, the School of Public Affairs offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of Government; Justice, Law, & Criminology; and Public Administration & Policy. The Department of Public Administration & Policy offers six graduate degrees, an undergraduate minor, and several graduate certificates. Its programs are consistently ranked among the best in the field of public affairs by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about the School of Public Affairs at www.american.edu/spa and about the Department of Public Administration & Policy at www.american.edu/dpap.
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