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Assistant Professor of Public Affairs (2 Vacancies)

College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs | Department of Public Affairs and Planning
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs
University of Texas at Arlington
Posting Number: F00178P
Number of Vacancies: 2

Job Summary

The Department of Public Affairs and Planning at UTA invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to begin Fall 2020. It offers a nationally recognized NASPAA accredited Master of Public Administration degree (online, campus, city-based cohort), a doctorate in Public Administration and Public Policy, and graduate certificates in Public Budgeting and Financial Management, and Urban Nonprofit Management.

Candidates must be able to teach graduate-level courses (online and on campus) within public administration and policy in addition to developing curriculum and research programs in their area of research specialization. The ideal candidate will have a research focus on one or more of the following areas: resilience/risk management, sustainable community development, emergency management, and environmental policy analysis. Preferred candidates must be able to teach graduate-level courses (online and on campus) within public administration and policy applicable to our degree programs, in addition to developing curriculum and research programs in their area of research specialization. Candidates should also have a strong commitment to transdisciplinary approaches to challenging urban issues and advance our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Candidates will be expected to pursue sponsored research, produce peer-reviewed publications, participate in academic conferences and the national and international academic community, mentor students, and serve on dissertation, thesis, or project report committees. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service. Additionally, candidates will be expected to serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Areas of teaching and research specialty are open but preferred candidates must be able to teach graduate-level courses (online and on campus) within public administration and policy applicable to our degree programs. The Department of Public Affairs seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and service prepare them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to pursue sponsored research, produce peer-reviewed publications, participate in academic conferences and the national and international academic community, mentor students, and serve on dissertation, thesis, or project report committees. Regardless of specialty, candidates demonstrating interdisciplinary capabilities around the challenges of urban management, urban policy, sustainability, and UTA’s strategic priorities are especially welcome. Additionally, candidates will be expected to serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

Required Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, or a PhD. degree and/or research record in closely related social science fields (e.g., economics, political science, or sociology).

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include a strong record or clear potential for innovative, quality research, teaching, and service. These positions are primarily targeting newly graduated doctoral students but assistant professors with one or two years in rank may also apply. Applications from students in candidacy are also welcome, however, the doctorate must be conferred before employment.

To apply:

Complete application should include: (1) a formal letter of interest indicating teaching and research interests; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names and contact information of 3 references; and (4) samples of research writing. Complete applications received by October 31, 2019 will receive full consideration; however, the postings will remain open until the successful candidates are identified. Please address questions for this position to Dr. Karabi Bezboruah at bezborua@uta.edu

Positions are open until filled.

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UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is a tobacco free campus.