Limited-Term Assistant Professor - Public and Nonprofit Studies

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Limited-Term Assistant Professor - Public and Nonprofit Studies
Search #30035 (2 positions)
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies

The Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies invites nominations and applications for two limited-term assistant professor positions. Both positions are located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Department for Public and Nonprofit Studies prepares students for careers in public-serving organizations, generates research on these organizations, and engages in regional capacity building. The department houses the NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, which offers concentrations in public and nonprofit management. The department also offers an online graduate Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management, as well as an undergraduate minor in public administration.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the limited-term assistant professor positions require teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as minimal service. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All reappointments are made on a one year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Nonprofit Management, or a closely related field by August 1, 2018.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching both in-person and online courses.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Areas of specialization are open; however, the successful candidates will be able to teach core public/nonprofit administration and policy courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • College or university teaching experience.
  • Experience with teaching online courses.

    Screening of applications begins June 9, 2018, and continues until the positions are filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. Trenton J. Davis, Search Chair, Search #30035
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 912-478-1400

    More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.





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    Posted: 5/9/2018
    Application Due: 8/30/2018
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