Assistant Professor - Public Administration (2 positions)

Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 29, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionThe Schoolof Public Affairs atthe University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for two tenure-trackassistant professor of public administration positions to begin August 2020.Preferencewill be given to candidates with expertise in nonprofit management or publicmanagement.

The Public Administration program offers aNASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree and fourpopular graduate professional certificates,including Nonprofit Management and Public Management. 

 The typical timeallocation for tenure-track faculty in the School of Public Affairs is 40% teaching,40% research, and 20% service. Teaching assignments will primary begraduate-level Public Administration courses, to include MPA core courses. The positions require a flexibleteaching schedule to include evening classes as well as the ability to teach ina variety of formats (in seat, hybrid, and online). The pre-tenure teaching load is a 2-2 (4classes per academic year, typically 2 classes in each fall and springsemester); the post-tenure teaching load is a 3-2 (5 classes per academic year).

Salary and Benefits:

Complete applications submitted by11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019 will receive full consideration;however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled.

Required Application Materials:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter specifically describing how you meet this position's minimum qualifications and, if applicable, preferred qualifications
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Research philosophy statement
  • Evidence of scholarship (up to threejournal articles, manuscripts, or writing samples)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.,summary of teaching evaluations, course syllabi, awards, etc.)
  • Unofficial transcript for doctoralcoursework
  • The School of Public Affairs (SPA) is a dynamiclearning community serving those who seek to make a difference in the publicsector. Degrees offered by the School of Public Affairs include the Bachelor ofSocial Work, Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice,Master of Criminal Justice, and Master of Public Administration. Our programsemphasize critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for leading andmanaging effectively in a diverse society. Our graduates are prepared toinnovate in the complex world in which we live.

    The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one offour campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growinguniversities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News &World Report and has earned recognition as one ofthe "Great Colleges to Work For" in 2018 by The Chronicle of HigherEducation.

    ColoradoSprings, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers manyrecreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the topBest Places to Live in the U.S.
    The University ofColorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living andworking community.  To assist inachieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospectiveapplicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, andwhen appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

    UCCS is an equalopportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitmentto fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, theUniversity of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status,sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information,political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities,including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Alternative formats of this ad can beprovided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting theOffice of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    The ImmigrationReform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility bedocumented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    TheUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas orpermanent resident applications for this position.

    QualificationsMinimum Qualification:
  • PhD in Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Affairs or related social science discipline from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered; however, PhD must be conferred by August 16, 2020.
  • PreferredQualifications:

    • Abilityto teach introduction to public administration and public service,organizational management and behavior, ethics and leadership, and/or programevaluation, within the context of non-profit management and public management.
    • Abilityto collaborate with local and regional non-profit and other communityorganizations as well as governmental agencies.
    • Demonstratedcommitment to promote inclusive practices in teaching, scholarship and serviceto advance diversity and equity within the MPA program and the broader community.

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Aug 28, 2019
    Unposting Date: Ongoing