Assistant Professor of Public Administration

  • University of La Verne
  • La Verne, CA 91750, USA
  • May 24, 2024
Full time Public Administration & Policy

Job Description

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University of La Verne

Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Job Description Summary:
We are seeking individuals who will demonstrate a deep commitment to teaching excellence, service to the institution and community, as well as further developing our national reputation in scholarly research. Successful hires are expected to participate actively in the College's activities and meetings, as well as in relevant community and professional activities that enhance and promote the best interests of the programs and the College. Faculty in the department regularly attend and make presentations at professional conferences and maintain memberships in appropriate professional organizations.The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate and maintain a strong research agenda. Primary responsibilities for this position will be in both our Master of Public Administration and Doctorate in Public Administration programs (including service on dissertation committees), other responsibilities will be dependent upon candidate background and interests. Prior service in public sector or non-profit organizations is a particularly desirable qualification, as is a Juris Doctorate. We are especially interested in candidates who hold a PhD or DPA (completed by the time of appointment) in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, or other closely related fields. Candidate should demonstrate strong teaching and research potential. Curriculum may be taught across multiple campuses and classes are delivered through various modalities that include in-person, online and/or hybrid. As such, some travel between campuses may be required. Candidates need to possess strong skills and pedagogical acumen in the virtual environment.

Specific Duties:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or DPA (completed by the time of appointment) in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, or other closely related fields.
  • Applied knowledge of LMS (ie. blackboard, Canvas, Moodle).
  • Must possess strong skills and pedagogical acumen in the virtual environment.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior service in public sector or non-profit organizations is a particularly desirable qualification.
  • Graduate level teaching experience.
  • Virtual environment teaching experience.



Location: Ontario CA, College of Law

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation






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