Assistant Professor 9 Month Salaried (Askew School of Public Administration and Policy)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Professor 9 Month Salaried (Askew School of Public Administration and Policy)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 53318

College of Social Science and Public Policy

Askew School of Public Administration and Policy

Florida State University is committed to diversity and inclusion ( The College of Social Sciences & Public Policy seeks individuals dedicated to excellence in teaching and research with a strong commitment to equity and inclusiveness, reflective of the diversity of our student body. The successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting. We especially encourage applications by individuals from underrepresented groups, with a demonstrated commitment to a culturally and intellectually diverse workplace.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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Responsible for teaching two courses for fall and spring semesters, research and service related activities.

This position is seeking an early-career faculty member with a clearly emerging research agenda and strong publication potential. Specializations are open, and both ABD and early career faculty will be considered for the position. The successful candidate will be expected to grow their research agenda, serve on doctoral committees, and teach in the MPA program.


Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in public administration, public policy, political science or a related field and have experience relative to the teaching or research in public administration and policy along with two clearly articulated areas of specialization. Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. before the date of hire is expected.

Other Information

Located in Florida's capital city, the Askew School has repeatedly been recognized as one of the best MPA programs in the U.S. and as one of the top ten faculties internationally as measured by the number of refereed articles published in the journals of our field. The Askew School offers in-person and online MPA degrees, a PhD in public administration, multiple graduate certificates, and an undergraduate minor and certificates. Our affiliated centers include: The Center for Civic and Nonprofit Leadership which serves domestic nonprofits and international NGOs; the Center for Disaster Risk Management which does extensive consulting, training, and support in emergency management for domestic and international organizations; the Florida Center for Public Management which offers the nation's largest Certified Public Manager program state-wide with full-time trainers. The Askew School has also established a Social Justice and Innovation Lab to foster research collaboration among faculty, students, and community leaders working on social justice issues.

Contact Info

Gary VanLandingham, Ph.D: [email protected]

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

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Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research manuscript, teaching evaluation, and a list of three references to: Director, Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2250.

The following should be uploaded to the online application:

" Applicants must submit a diversity statement describing how their research, scholarship, creative endeavors, teaching, and service contributes to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion"

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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