Assistant Professor of Public Policy (tenure-track)

Gettysburg, PA
Aug 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Summary:  
Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Public Policy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of introductory and advanced courses in the interdisciplinary Public Policy major and fields of their expertise. The candidate will have the opportunity, working with the Public Policy advisory committee, to play a leading role in the continued development of the Public Policy major. The candidate will also advise major and undecided students and have the opportunity to teach in the First Year Seminar program. Faculty at Gettysburg College teach a 3-2 course load.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Public Policy or a related field with a policy emphasis, be committed to teaching in the liberal arts tradition, and show potential for scholarly engagement. Candidates should be able to show demonstrated excellence in teaching. Although the specific policy area is open, the ideal candidate’s area of expertise will complement existing majors or departments offered at the College. We strongly encourage candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship, or governance that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

Application Details:

Applicants should apply online at:  A curriculum vitae, cover letter, writing sample, transcripts, and a separate statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy should be submitted. In addition, applicants should enter the names and email addresses of three professional references, at least one of whom can speak to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. After the applicant completes the online application, the professional references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until a successful candidate is found. Application materials must be received by October 31, 2017 for full consideration. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Char Weise at

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.