Assistant Professor of Public Management

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Posting NumberF0452PWorking TitleAssistant Professor of Public ManagementDepartmentSPIA Public Admin & PolicyAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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College/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationMinorities & FemalesAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date08/01/2020Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date08/13/2019Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Please apply using the UGA Job Search online system ( Include in your application (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the contact information for three individuals providing reference letters. Applicants invited for interviews may also be required to provide graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching experience and evaluations, and/or example(s) of scholarly research. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Rebecca Blakeney at 706-542-9660 or [email protected] All applications received by October 15, 2019 are assured full consideration.

The Department of Public Administration and Policy is committed to enhancing the diversity of the department and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their cover letter.

Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details

Classification TitleAssistant ProfessorPay GradeFLSAFaculty RankAssistant ProfessorContract TypeTenure StatusTenure TrackMinimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary

The Department of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship with appointment to begin in August 2020. The position requires a research and teaching focus on public management.

Additional Requirements

Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in public administration or a related field by August 2020.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or CertificationPreferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Expertise and interest in one or more public management specialties is desirable (e.g., local government, nonprofit management, criminal justice, etc.). Ideal candidates will contribute to our MPA program and our Ph.D. program in public administration and policy. Successful candidates should demonstrate a dedication to research, teaching, and student mentorship as well as an ability to build upon the current strengths of our department. Candidates with interest in advancing grantsmanship (collaboratively or individually) to support research in these areas are especially encouraged to apply.

Physical DemandsIs this a Position of Trust?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. List of References with Contact Information
    Optional Documents
    1. Writing Sample
    2. Unofficial Transcripts
    3. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy




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    Posted: 8/15/2019
    Application Due: 10/14/2019
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