Adjunct Lecturer, Public Administration Program

Tulane University
New Orleans Area & Remote
Adjunct Lecturer, Public Administration Program

New Orleans Area & Remote
Open Date:
Oct 7, 2019


The Public Administration Program at Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) seeks part-time Adjunct Lecturer candidates for our Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. Courses will be taught online, and SoPA invites applicants who are located both locally and out of state to apply. Teaching loads will vary based on the needs of the Program. Courses are graduate level and vary across those listed below (including, but not limited to):


Foundational Courses

  • Public Policy Foundations
  • Technology and Civic Sector Leadership
  • Data Informed Leadership, Management, and Decision-Making
  • Public Organizational Leadership, Cross-Sector Partnerships, and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Public Service
  • MPA Capstone


K-12 Education Leadership Courses

  • Educational Leadership and Policy for Changemakers
  • Introduction to Education Finance and Budgeting: Implications for Strategy, Equity and Change
  • Reimagining and Leading Education Systems for the Future
  • Leading Learning


Nonprofit and Strategic Philanthropy Management Courses

  • Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and the Civic Sector
  • Evaluation and Outcomes Management
  • Organizational Sustainability, Leadership and Governance
  • Financial Management, Resource Development and Capacity Building
  • Foundations of Strategic Philanthropy


Economic Development Courses

  • Elements of Economic Development
  • Economic Development Challenges and Civic Resilience
  • Economic Development and Urban Transformation
  • Social Equity and Economic Development


Environmental Management and Resilience Courses

  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Challenges and Civic Resilience
  • The Role of Data in Environmental Decisions
  • Social Equity and Environmental Management


Elective Courses

  • Social Policy
  • Public Service and Advocacy
  • Data Visualization for the Civic Sector


Please visit the Public Administration Program website at for more information about our program.



  • Master's Degree required
  • Extensive professional experience related to course offering
  • Higher education teaching experience preferred but not required
  • Online teaching experience preferred but not required

Application Instructions:

Application Instructions

Candidates must apply in Interfolio and provide an updated CV.  Additional materials for submission may include sample syllabi of courses taught, teaching evaluations from courses taught, and letters of recommendation.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and interviews are scheduled based on existing program needs. For more information about the position, please contact the Public Administration Program Director, Dr. Halima Leak Francis at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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