Professor of the Practice (Open Rank)

Job description

The University of Denver is pleased to announce an open-rank search for a half-time Professor of the Practice in the Douglas and Mary Scrivner Institute of Public Policy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The position offers an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced policy practitioner to contribute to a robust public policy curriculum, research program, and set of dialogues, and help build the Institute's engagement, impact, and visibility locally, nationally, and internationally.

Position Summary
We seek to hire a half-time expert practitioner in the area of democratic policy-making processes. Priority areas of desirable experience include, but are not limited to, budgeting, legislative processes, lobbying, public administration, regulatory formulation and implementation, policy maker-media relations, cultivating public trust in institutions, and/or the role of expertise in policy making.

We seek candidates with broad expertise and competence in public policy. We anticipate that successful candidates will teach three courses per year, the equivalent of a half-time faculty position. The search is multidisciplinary and we welcome candidates trained in the fields of public policy, economics, law, political science, sociology, anthropology, urban studies, geography, and adjacent social science fields. Candidates with prior teaching experience and a record of publishing, as well as expertise in building programs of civic engagement and discourse, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Scrivner Institute is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially and otherwise diverse populations. The position will begin on September 1, 2021. The appointment will be for a 3-year-term, renewable by mutual consent for another term according to Korbel School and University of Denver Appointment, Tenure, and Promotion guidelines.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 5-10 years of experience as a policy practitioner, at the local, state, or federal level in the United States.
  • Ability to teach core public policy courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels (e.g., Introduction to Policy Analysis, Politics and the Policy-Making Processes) as well as offer specialized courses focused on the candidate's expertise in policy processes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or higher.
  • More than 10 years of experience as a policy practitioner, at the local, state, or federal level in the United States.
  • Successful teaching experience.
  • Track record in research and publication.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by April 16, 2021. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Interviews for selected shortlist candidates will begin early May.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this half-time position is $50,000 - $60,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.




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Job No: 493581
Posted: 3/12/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Part Time
Salary: Negotiable