Director of the Master Public Administration Program (Professor or Associate Professor, Dept. of Po


Position Description


The Department of Political Science at the College of Charleston invites applications for the position of Director of our NASPAA accredited Master of Public Administration program, beginning August 2017. We are seeking candidates with relevant administrative experience and an active research agenda who can make curricular contributions to the MPA core curriculum and ensure compliance with all NASPAA program standards. The program offers professional certificates in Urban and Regional Planning and Arts Management and services to area nonprofits and local government through its Community Assistance Program. Fields of specialization are open but public finance, nonprofit, and urban administration are especially desirable. A PhD in Political Science, Public Administration or a related field is required. Primary teaching and advising responsibilities will be in the Master of Public Administration program, with one or two undergraduate political science courses offered each year. The teaching load for the Director is four courses per year. The College of Charleston is a public, liberal arts and sciences institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate students and 1,100 graduate students. The Political Science Department has 21 fulltime faculty and approximately 320 undergraduate majors ( In addition to the MPA program with an enrollment of approximately 50 students (, the Department supports a Master of Environmental Studies and contributes to a concurrent MES / MPA degree. The College is located in a coastal metropolitan area of 750,000. Additional information about the institution and the surrounding area is available at Applicants should apply online at and submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including names and contact information for at least three references), graduate transcripts, sample publication/example of scholarly research, a teaching portfolio (with evidence of teaching effectiveness including, but not limited to course syllabi and course evaluations), and evidence demonstrating administrative effectiveness and experience in program assessment. Questions about the search can be directed to MPA Director Search Committee, Department of Political Science, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The College of Charleston is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply.


Position Type Tenured Administrative

School/Area School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department Political Science

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Date 10/01/2016

Closing Date

Open Until Filled? No

Posting Number F2016028P

EEO Statement


The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.


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Applicant Documents
Required Documents


  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  4. Sample Publication 1
  5. Teaching Portfolio

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  1. Other Document