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The University of Texas at ArlingtonThe University of Texas at Arlington

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs | Public Affairs Department
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs
University of Texas at Arlington
Posting Number: F00136P

Job Summary

The Department of Public Affairs at UTA invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). The Department serves 258 students – over 30% growth in the last five years – offering a nationally recognized NASPAAaccredited Masters of Public Administration (MPA) degree (online, campus, city-based cohort), a doctorate in Public Administration and Public Policy (PAPP), and graduate certificates in Public Budgeting and Financial Management, and Urban Nonprofit Management.

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 field (Economics, Political Science, or Sociology).

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include a strong and innovative record (or clear potential) for quality teaching, research, and service.

To apply:

To apply, applicants should go to this link and submit the following: a 1) Resume or CV 2) Cover/Interest Letter 3) Work Samples 4) Statement of Teaching Interest/Philosophy

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the successful candidate is identified. The appointment will begin in Fall 2019. Please address questions for this position to Dr. Karabi Bezboruah at 

Positions are open until filled.

Apply: Click here

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.