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Assistant Professor, Public Affairs Department
University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs
Position number: F00070P

The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at UTA invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) for the Public Affairs Department.

The Public Affairs Department at UTA offers a NASPAA accredited Master's of Public Administration (MPA) degree, a Master's of Public Policy (MPP), a Ph.D. in Public and Urban Administration (PUAD), and graduate certificates in Public Budgeting and Financial Management, and Urban Nonprofit Management.

In addition to the Public Affairs Department, CAPPA includes academic programs in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Interior Design, and Planning Programs as well as research centers including the Institute of Urban Studies, the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions, and Dollars (a newly-awarded University Transportation Center from the US Department of Transportation), the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, and the Digital Architecture Research Consortium. As a whole, the college aims to strengthen urban, ecological, and social fabrics that unleash the inherent potential of places and communities.

UTA is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) region, stretching over eight million-acres and housing the fourth largest population of any metropolitan area in the nation. Continuing to grow, DFW offers a living lab for teaching, research, and outreach, allowing opportunities for UTA faculty and students to learn from the past, engage the present, and truly make a difference into the future. Rapid growth, a vibrant economy, and engaged communities have conspired to make DFW fertile terrain for introducing green infrastructure, innovation districts, smart cities, transit with vital urban hubs, and more. A lively conversation about urbanism occurs throughout the region thanks to a wide range of events sponsored by UTA, the North Texas Commission, the Greater Dallas Planning Council, the Institute for Humanities’ Festival of the City, and many others.

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000 in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.

Job Summary

CAPPA is seeking an Assistant Professor who should be able to teach graduate-level courses in one or more of the following areas: organization theory/behavior, public human resources management, intergovernmental relations, policy studies/analysis, social/political/economic theory, and/or research methods.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Professor will be expected to pursue sponsored research, produce peer-reviewed publications, participate in academic conferences, mentor students, and serve on dissertation, thesis, or project report committees. Additionally, candidates will be expected to serve on departmental, college, and university committees. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach on-campus and online, conduct research in one or more of the above areas, and contribute to UTA’s strategic priorities, particularly in sustainable urban communities

Required Qualifications

Include a Ph.D. degree in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, or a closely related social science field (Economics, Political Science, or Sociology).

Preferred Qualifications

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

Application Instructions

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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. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.