Assistant Professor of Public Administration - Tenure Track
Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.
We seek talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester and student advising is supported by professional staff. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core.
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: Tenure Track Assistant Professor
(Applications submitted by 15 April will receive full consideration)
The Aurora University Dunham School of Business and Public Policy invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor appointment in Public Administration. The Public Policy and Administration program prepares students for careers as successful public sector practitioners upon graduation. Candidates for this position must hold a DP A or PhD in Public Administration or Political Science (with a public administration emphasis). Successful candidates will be expected to teach across the Public Policy and Administration curriculum. The successful candidate will teach a range of graduate courses in Aurora University's new MPA program, including core program courses, concentration courses in community and economic development, nonprofit management, public safety management, research methods, and courses related to the faculty member's area of expertise. The successful candidate may also teach undergraduate courses in public policy. Teaching and working experience are highly valued. Prior higher education teaching experience preferred.
Successful candidates will be expected to participate in curricular development, program assessment, student advising, supervising internships and student groups, and engage in institutional service and scholarship. As participating members off the School faculty, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the activities of the School, including recruiting, mentoring, and other service.
All faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission included for benefit-eligible positions. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed. More information can be found at aurora.edu/facultyjobs.
Please submit application materials as follows:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.