The School of Public Health & The School of Public Policy Position Vacancy: Clinical Professor Open Rank (Faculty Non-Tenured Professional Track)

The School of Public Health & The School of Public Policy Position Vacancy: Clinical Professor
Open Rank (Faculty Non-Tenured Professional Track)

The family, friends and colleagues of the late Karabelle Pizzigati, a veteran national expert, advocate, and mentor on public policies that impact child welfare and development, have joined to honor her life-long commitment to the well-being of all America’s kids and families.

The School of Public Health, in a joint appointment with the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park seeks a full-time non-tenured professional track Clinical Professor to help the schools further enhance their national leadership at the forefront of research and education policy and families. The candidate should be able to: (1) lead an externally funded research program, 2) teach and mentor students, and 3) administer key programming advocating in support of children, youth and families.

Qualifications: Candidates should hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Candidates will have demonstrated excellence in advocacy, program building and fund development. Candidates should have knowledge of the dynamics of the contemporary policy-making process. Preference will be given to candidates with broad networks within the advocacy community for children and families. Ideal candidates will show a history of work that will contribute to the core curriculum of the Schools of Public Health and Public Policy.

Responsibilities: The Karabelle Pizzigati Endowed Professorship in Advocacy for Children, Youth and Families will hold a joint appointment with a three-to-five year contract, allowing for the hiring of a practitioner with hands-on advocacy experience.

• Establish and direct a new signature program for undergraduates in Advocacy for Children, Youth and Families, a collaborative initiative between the Schools of Public Health and Public Policy.

• Work with an advisory board that will include leaders from the advocacy community to establish and direct a Karabelle Pizzigati Training Institute on Advocacy for Children, Youth and Families, an initiative that will be taught by University of Maryland faculty and adjunct instructors from the national public policy advocacy community.

• Work with the Assistant Deans of Development within both schools, seeking grants and private funding to provide resources necessary for the Pizzigati Institute and the new signature program for undergraduates.

• Seek opportunities for University of Maryland students to gain advocacy experience such as internships on Capitol Hill and with the Administration, as well as within area advocacy organizations serving children, youth and families.

• Teach graduate and undergraduate level courses/seminars.

• Conduct research on advocacy for children, youth and families.

Salary and Appointment Date: This is a 12-month non-tenure professional-track appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications. Funding is guaranteed for 12 months annually. Appointment may begin in January 2017 or on a mutually agreed-upon date.

Application: Applicants must apply electronically to, faculty section, position #118696. For best consideration, candidates should submit materials by September 30, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include the following: 1) cover letter clearly indicating how the candidate meets each of the qualifications listed above, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching examples; philosophy, student evaluations, etc., and 4) contact information for three references (to be contacted only with the candidate’s approval). For questions about the position, please email

The University of Maryland is one of the nation’s top research universities. College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System with over 2,500 faculty, 25,000 undergraduates, and 10,000 graduate students. The campus is located within 10 miles of Washington, DC and the National Institutes of Health, with easy access to federal and state agencies, national policy centers, and other academic institutions. The University is part of an alliance with the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), including the School of Medicine and UMB’s professional Schools. Find further information about the University at: and the School of Public Health at and the School of Public Policy at

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University has a range of family-friendly policies and programs.