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 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.
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.
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.
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 [email protected]
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.
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