The Fels Institute of Government Professor of Practice

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Position Description: The Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to hire a Professor of Practice who will bring distinguished professional experience in the public or non-profit sector to its Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. The main responsibilities will be to teach 3 classes per year, supervise student capstone projects, provide students with career and academic advising, work with our career services director to develop studentsa€™ professional networks, and help the faculty directors to lead the program. Candidates should be able to teach classes in public economics, program evaluation, public finance and budgeting, and/or other related areas of public administration and public policy suitable for an MPA program. This position is a non-tenure track position, and the faculty member will serve under a multi-year renewable position that is contingent on successful review. Candidates must have either a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal professional degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related social science discipline. We strongly prefer candidates who have prior professional experience in the public or non-profit sectors as well as prior teaching experience at the collegiate level. Familiarity with data analysis and an ability to help students translate quantitative findings into recommendations for policymakers will be important in this position. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references. Application materials should be submitted online at We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Fels Institute of Government is strongly committed to Penna€™s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Affirmative Action Statement: The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).




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Posted: 9/7/2018
Application Due: 11/6/2018
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