Director of Public Policy

Anchorage, Alaska
Mar 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Director will be expected to lead the development and growth of a successful joint program that includes a Master of Public Policy (program under development) and an existing Master of Public Administration. UAA is committed to building high quality programs that will achieve NASPAA accreditation. An earned doctorate in a discipline related to public policy or public administration is required. A minimum of four years of previous academic experience is required. Candidates must have established an academic record that demonstrates success in teaching and in research (including published, refereed scholarship.) Previous experience with NASPAA accreditation is strongly preferred. Previous experience in academic leadership at chair, director, associate dean, or equivalent level is preferred. Appointment may include a tenure-track faculty appointment at associate or full professor. Bachelor’s and master’s programs in business within CBPP are accredited by AACSB International. The University of Alaska Anchorage is a comprehensive public institution with over 14,000 students. UAA offers graduate, baccalaureate, and associate degrees through its main campus in Anchorage, community campuses throughout the region and various extension sites. UAA is part of the statewide University of Alaska System. The CBPP seeks candidates who are committed to promoting diversity of the campus community and to providing a campus environment that promotes student understanding of local, national, and global communities. Anchorage is a diverse, thriving, modern city of nearly 300,000 residents. Over 95 languages are spoken in Anchorage, which offers a rich cultural life. Anchorage offers outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities and excellent social and cultural amenities.

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Position will be open until filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by April 12, 2018, when review of applications will begin. Applications for the positions should be submitted electronically at

Specific questions about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Ralph Townsend, [email protected].