Assistant Professor in Public Management or Urban Policy
Position InformationPosition Number007144Working TitleAssistant Professor in Public Management or Urban PolicyClassification Title9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured FacultyCollegeCol Liberal Arts & Science (Col)DepartmentPolitical Science & Public AdministrationPosition DesignationFacultyEmployment TypePermanent - Full-timeMonths per year9Primary Purpose of Department
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte engages in the interdisciplinary study of politics and governance in the United States and around the globe. Its mission is to provide education and training for undergraduate and graduate students; to conduct scholarly and applied research to advance the discipline; and to promote the service and community engagement missions of the university. The Department houses the undergraduate major, the Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program, and is a core department in the interdisciplinary Public Policy PhD Program.
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be critical and imaginative thinkers and engaged citizens for a world increasingly characterized by diversity and change.Vacancy Open toAll CandidatesDescription of Work
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.
To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committeeEssential Duties and Responsibilities
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Political Science and Public Administration invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level specializing in public management or urban management and policy to teach in the NASPAA-accredited and nationally ranked Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program. The standard teaching load for an assistant professor is two courses each Fall and Spring semester. We seek an exceptional colleague and scholar with a research focus on diversity, equity, and social justice in government, nonprofits, or in urban communities, like Charlotte. This nine-month position begins Fall 2021.
Qualified candidates must have a PhD in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, or a related field at the time of appointment; an active research agenda and demonstrated excellence in research that will contribute to and enhance the department’s and program’s national reputation; and a commitment to teaching in a diverse environment.Minimum Experience/Education
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.Preferred Education, Skills and Experience
We welcome scholars employing a variety of methodological approaches including but not limited to the analysis of experiments, large N data analyses, interpretive and critical research methods, and surveys.Necessary Licenses/CertificationsSpecial Notes to Applicants
Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (position number #007144) and attach the following:
•Cover letter describing your research accomplishments and agenda, teaching experience and philosophy, and a commitment to diversity (e.g., how have multicultural issues influenced and/or been a part of your teaching, research, and outreach/service)
•Evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available)
•One writing sample (single or lead author preferred)
•Contact information for three professional references
Review of applications begins November 2, 2020 and continues until the position is filled.
As an affirmative action, equal opportunity and an ADVANCE Institution, UNC Charlotte is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.Job Open Date10/06/2020Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDate Review of Applications will Begin11/02/2020Proposed Hire Date08/17/2021If time-limited, please indicate appointment end dateContact Information
Please contact Dr. Jaclyn Piatak, chair of the search committee, at [email protected] with any questions about the position.Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- UNC Charlotte Website
- HERC Job Board
- Inside Higher Education
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- Another Website
- Agency Referral
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- Where did you learn about this posting?
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
- Resume / Curriculum Vitae
- Writing Sample
- Contact Information for References
- Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness