Assistant Professor, Public Administration

Springfield, Illinois
Sep 14, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Illinois at Springfield invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position within the Department of Public Administration.

Qualifications for the positions include an earned doctorate (Ph.D., DPA or related by the time of appointment in August 2018) in public administration, public policy, political science, or a related field. Teaching responsibilities include core courses within the MPA program and elective courses relating to the applicant expertise. Applicants should have an emerging record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service. Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications. All faculty teach some courses in our online MPA program; experience in online teaching is desirable.

The Department of Public Administration, which is housed in the College of Public Affairs and Administration, offers a NASPAA-accredited MPA program with more than 200 students (on-campus and online), plays a significant role in teaching and serving on dissertation committees in the campus’s only doctoral program (a DPA program) and offers an undergraduate program in public administration. The Department is committed to diversity and the preparation of students to address diversity in the workforce.

Campus: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois at Springfield is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves approximately 5,400 students in 21 graduate and 31 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day. The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a rapidly evolving technology-enhanced learning environment. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Thirty percent of majors are in undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. You are encouraged to visit the campus web page at and the Department web page at:

Application: To apply, go to and create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information for three references. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Questions may be directed to the Search Chair, Dr. Adam Williams, Review of applications will begin October 20th, 2017 [4-5 weeks after the ad is placed] and continue until the positions are filled.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.