The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Political Science and Public
Administration invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level
specializing in public management or urban management and policy to teach in the NASPAA-accredited and nationally ranked Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program. The
standard teaching load for an assistant professor is two courses each Fall and Spring semester. We
seek an exceptional colleague and scholar with a research focus on diversity, equity, and social justice
in government, nonprofits, or in urban communities, like Charlotte. We welcome scholars
employing a variety of methodological approaches including but not limited to the analysis of
experiments, large N data analyses, interpretive and critical research methods, and surveys. This
nine-month position begins Fall 2021.
Qualified candidates must have a PhD in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, or a
related field at the time of appointment; an active research agenda and demonstrated excellence in
research that will contribute to and enhance the department’s and program’s national reputation; and
a commitment to teaching in a diverse environment.
The Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program ranks in the top 20% nationwide by
US News and World Report and 2nd best MPA Value in the US. The MPA program offers
concentrations in: Urban Management and Policy, Nonprofit Management, Arts Administration,
Emergency Management, and Public Budgeting and Finance (Ranked #23). The MPA Program
operates in an urban environment where it has strong ties to local government and non-profit
organizations, alumni, and the local chapters of the American Society for Public Administration, the
North Carolina City and County Management Association, and the National Forum for Black Public
Administrators. The program offers courses both on the main campus and at UNCC’s Center City
Building in downtown Charlotte. Additional information may be found at:
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration has award-winning faculty,
houses the Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program, operates an experimental lab
offering research opportunities to faculty and graduate students (POLS-Lab), and is a core
department in the interdisciplinary Public Policy PhD Program.
As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and
mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and interdisciplinary
programs. With its 35 graduate degrees and 78 undergraduate degree options, the College is
connected to the world and its concerns, and is particularly supportive of the greater Charlotte
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university,
located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses,
UNC Charlotte offers more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically diverse students a wide range of
undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community
Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports
faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal
faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic
space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural,
recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked
one of the best cities to live (#20 by U.S. News & World Report).
Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (position number #007144) and attach
- Cover letter describing your research accomplishments and agenda, teaching experience and
philosophy, and a commitment to diversity (e.g., how have multicultural issues influenced
and/or been a part of your teaching, research, and outreach/service)
- Curriculum vitae
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available)
- One writing sample (single or lead author preferred)
- Contact information for three professional references
Review of applications begins November 2, 2020 and continues until the position is filled.
Please contact Dr. Jaclyn Piatak, chair of the search committee, at [email protected] with any
questions about the position.
As an affirmative action, equal opportunity and an ADVANCE Institution, UNC Charlotte is
committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages
applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration seeks to recruit and retain a diverse
workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to
offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their
highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.