Faculty Positions - Open Rank, School of Public Affairs
University of South Florida
The University of South Florida’s School of Public Affairs invites applications and nominations for one or more tenured or tenure-track positions in public administration, public management, and/or public policy as part of its NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. Rank is open, and scholars at all levels are encouraged to apply. These are nine-month appointments, with a starting date in August of 2018 for USF’s Fall 2018 semester. A PhD or equivalent (such as a DPA) with a concentration in public administration, public management, or public policy is required upon appointment; however, we will also consider candidates with a Ph.D. in political science, organizational psychology, or leadership and management, if they can demonstrate a strong track record of research and teaching in public administration. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive and negotiable based on appointed rank.
The Successful Applicant
Commensurate with the rank they seek, successful candidates should be able to demonstrate (1) substantive expertise and a record of research and scholarly publications in the field of public administration, public management, and/or policy analysis; (2) excellence in undergraduate and graduate level teaching in one or more core subject areas in the field, such as public administration theory and practice, public budgeting and finance, etc. as well as other advanced courses that contribute to the MPA professional degree; and (3) a record of strong professional service to their institution and/or the community. Documented evidence of successful grant activity is required for those seeking appointment above the level of Assistant Professor. The School is particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching expertise in quantitative analysis, as well as those with expertise in the management of non-profit and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Willingness or demonstrated ability to employ online and other technology-enabled learning modalities is a plus, and the University offers substantial resources in support of such efforts.
While highly qualified candidates will be expected to have expertise (and teach courses) in the MPA Program’s core curriculum, they will have the opportunity to develop elective courses and research that contribute to the School’s innovative instructional and intellectual agenda. In that regard, our MPA curriculum is intended to enable our graduates to build a portfolio of qualitative and quantitative competencies—in such areas as the data sciences and analytics, cybersecurity and information management, resiliency and sustainability, and collaborative leadership—that are vital to the 21st Century public administrator and public policy maker. Grounded in NASPAA’s five core competencies, these portfolios offer the MPA student (both pre- and in-service) various ‘pathways to serve’ the public and the community, whether it is at various levels of government in the US and abroad, through non-profit/non-governmental organizations, or even those private sector entities that co-produce public goods and services.
The USF School of Public Affairs
The mission of USF’s School of Public Affairs is to deliver scholarly research and professional graduate degree and certificate programs—including our MPA Program—to meet the needs of 21st Century governments and the communities they serve. To that end, the School, along with and through its John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government, has developed strong working relationships with local, state, federal, and non-profit leaders and organizations—not only in our region and our state, but nationally and internationally as well—and that network offers the public administration scholar an ideal laboratory for research. The School also has new leadership (its recently appointed Director is a Fellow of National Academy of Public Administration and a decorated public administrator, while the head of its MPA Program is a recently returned Fulbright Scholar, one of the School’s three in 2017)—and together with the School’s expanding faculty, they are committed to building a School of Public Affairs—and an MPA Program—equal to the stature and standing of USF.
In that regard, the University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success; according to the National Science Foundation, it is among the Top 25 public research institutions nationwide, based on total research expenditures. With an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion, the USF system offers over 240 separate degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. USF serves more than 48,000 students, and with over 1500 faculty engaged in just about every kind of research imaginable, the University offers a rich learning environment for the scholar. USF is a member of the American Athletic conference. For its part, the School of Public Affairs takes full advantage of that richness by leveraging USF’s leadership in such areas as data science, human security, and sustainability to provide our faculty and students a variety of cutting edge specializations, including a comparative track for those with an interest in international community and public service.
Information for Applicants
Interested candidates should apply at http://employment.usf.edu, click on “Careers@usf” and search Job ID 14579.
Please include a CV and cover letter; references will be required upon request. For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Ronald Sanders, Director of USF’s School of Public Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and reference this announcement. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled. Search is subject to final budget approval.
Candidates who would enhance the diversity of the school, including women and minorities, are especially encouraged to apply. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution.
For disability accommodations, contact Iris Lage at 813-974-2345 or email email@example.com, a minimum of five working days in advance. This position is subject to a criminal background check. A credit check is also required for faculty working with the Florida Center for Cyber Security (FC2). Required information to candidates on the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) 15 USC 1681 (1992) will be supplied by the third-party vendor conducting the credit screening. All information received will be kept confidential and any negative information will be conveyed only to the Director of HR, AVP of HR and Managing Director/COO of FC2 in the event something requiring further information is reflected. Prior to denying employment to any candidate based on credit information, the USF General Counsel will review the information received. Any applicant refused employment with FC2 for credit reasons shall be provided with a copy of information received leading to that determination.
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