Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Public Administration

Feb 12, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Public Administration
Villanova University

Posting Number:	2020762F
Position Type:	Faculty
Location:	Villanova, PA
Recruitment Type:	Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule:	full-time/9-months
Department:	192 - Public Administration

Position Summary:
The Department of Public Administration at Villanova University invites applicants for a post-doctoral teaching fellowship beginning Fall semester 2021. We welcome applications from all specializations within public administration but are especially interested in applicants with a specialization in federal and state government.

The mission of the Department of Public Administration at Villanova University is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for meaningful work in public service by providing them with the theoretical foundations and tools they need to become skilled, thoughtful, inclusive, and ethical leaders in service to the common good. The Villanova MPA Program is a NASPAA-accredited program. For more information about the Department of Public Administration at Villanova, visit The Department's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement can be found at: https://www1.villanova.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Primary teaching responsibilities include teaching on-campus undergraduate courses in Public Service and Administration. Responsibilities may also include teaching on-campus and online graduate courses in the NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. The teaching load for the position is three courses per semester. This is a one-year fellowship renewable for up to three years.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. by August 1, 2021 for appointment as Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly in undergraduate courses.

Special Message to Applicants:	
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The application should include:
  • Cover letter including a statement of career goals
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (1 page)
  • Writing sample
  • Teaching statement including teaching philosophy, teaching and mentoring experience (1 page)
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Summary of teaching evaluations
  • Syllabus (uploaded as an "Other Document" if you have taught a course), and
  • Statement of contribution to the University's mission and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) commitments (1-2 pages).
  • Applications must include contact information for 3 references who will be contacted via email to submit confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted.

    Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to Dr. Lauren Miltenberger, Search Committee Chair, Department of Public Administration, Villanova University, St. Augustine Center, Room 205, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova PA 19085-1699. All material must be received by March 1, 2021. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Lauren Miltenberger at: [email protected]

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