Assistant Professor in Political Science - Public Policy / Public Administration, Fall 2022Location:
Knoxville, TNOpen Date:
Aug 31, 2021Description:
The Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in Public Policy/Public Administration. Applicants from any area of the Public Policy/Public Administration fields are welcome, but we are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in public budgeting and finance, public service ethics, non-profit and public management, and/or organizational theory. We are particularly interested in applicants who also have backgrounds in public policy and address substantively important questions related to inequality. We welcome all candidates doing excellent work in these areas, regardless of methodological specialty or approach (including but not limited to those using rigorous analytical approaches including the tools of computational social science and “big data” in their research).
The successful candidate must have strong research skills and a theoretically oriented research agenda that will lead to publication in peer-reviewed outlets (journals and/or books). The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. More information about the Department is available at: polisci.utk.edu. Faculty within the department are also associated with a variety of interdisciplinary programs and working groups across the university, including but not limited to the Critical Race Collective; the Global Studies program; the Intersectionality Community of Scholars; and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality program.Qualifications:
All the requirements for a Ph.D. in political science, public policy, or related field must be finished at the time of appointment.Application Instructions:
Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their research and teaching experience, a current CV, graduate transcripts, a sample of scholarly writing, statements of research, teaching, service, and diversity if not included in the cover letter, and teaching evaluations (if available). Please submit application material in digital format via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/92424). All applicants should request letters from three references to be sent via Interfolio. Review of applications begins October 5, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions or inquiries, contact Professor Michael Jones at [email protected].