Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration

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Recruitment Plan


Posting Number: F001005 Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration Rank: Administrative Title: Discipline Social Sciences Specialty: Public Policy and Public Administration Contract Type: Tenure Track Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Other Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2017 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

Application is invited for a tenure-track faculty position in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University, beginning as early as fall 2017. The position is at the Assistant Professor rank. The Trachtenberg School is nationally ranked among the top twenty graduate programs in public affairs, and is designated as a Center of Excellence by the George Washington University. We offer masters degrees in public policy (MPP), public administration (MPA) and a PhD in Public Policy and Administration.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Position Description Summary:
We seek scholars with a strong research profile or demonstrated scholarly potential in public budgeting and/or public finance. Applicants whose scholarly work combines research in nonprofit management or social policy and in public budgeting or public finance will also receive consideration. Applicants must have the ability to teach core courses in the MPP and/or MPA and PhD programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
(1)PhD in public administration, public policy or related field (e.g., economics, political science). ABDs will be considered but must complete all requirements for the PhD by the date of appointment.
(2)Potential to establish a sustained program of academic research resulting in a strong publication record as evidenced by scholarly publications or works in progress.

Advertised Salary: Other Benefits: Other Information:

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 1, 2016 may be considered for interviews at the APPAM fall research conference in Washington DC. Applications received by November 30, 2016 will still be guaranteed full consideration and may be considered for interviews at the AEA meetings in Chicago. Only complete applications will be considered. For more information, send an email to [email protected] Also see our web site at

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, sample publication or job market paper (if available), and teaching evaluations (if available). Applicants must also arrange for three academic letters of reference to be emailed to Public Policy Search Chair at [email protected]

Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Link Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Sample Publications
  2. Course Evaluations or Summaries
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have, or will you have completed all requirements for, a PhD in public administration, public policy or a related field (e.g. economics, political science) by the date of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have the potential to establish a sustained program of academic research resulting in a strong publication record as evidenced by scholarly publications or works in progress?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What is the discipline or field of your PhD?Public Policy/Public AdministrationEconomicsPolitical ScienceOther ______

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please list your primary areas of research in a few words (e.g., budgeting, public finance, social policy).

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * What is the name of the institution where you have or will complete your PhD?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * What is the title of your dissertation or job market paper?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * If applicable, please list the journal name of one peer-reviewed manuscript in which you have published or have received a revise and resubmit.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Do you plan on attending the 2016 APPAM meeting?
    • yes
    • no
  9. * Do you plan on attending the 2017 AEA meeting?
    • yes
    • no




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Posted: 1/8/2019
Application Due: 4/15/2019
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