Assistant Professor in Policy Studies

  • Syracuse University
  • Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs @ Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Jan 07, 2021
Full time   Public Administration & Policy

Job Description


Assistant Professor in Policy Studies, The Maxwell School @ Syracuse University

The Policy Studies Program in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track assistant teaching professor position to teach a large lower division undergraduate course as well as selected upper division courses, mentor and advise students, and develop curriculum in the Policy Studies major. The Program is interested in candidates who share Syracuse University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and are enthusiastic about working with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.

Responsibilities: Teach 3 undergraduate courses each semester. One of which will be Introduction to the Analysis of Public Policy (100+ students), one will be a course training a team of undergraduate teaching assistants to provide support to Introduction to the Analysis of Public Policy (15+) students, and one will be in the candidate’s area of public policy expertise (30+ students). Develop class syllabus. Prepare necessary lectures, run workshops during class time, require and grade assignments, and cooperate with nonprofit organizations to create viable projects deemed appropriate. Invite and prepare relevant guest speakers to classes. Hold office hours and meet with students individually when necessary. Respond to student emails expediently. Participate in program curriculum development, marketing to students, and provide experiential learning opportunities. Provide support to other department initiatives.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force.

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Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred, MPA, MPP or similar degree.

Job Specific Qualifications: Candidates must have extensive experience in teaching undergraduates with strong student evaluations. Strong preference for candidates with government experience.

Application Details

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit materials online at:

Please include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and list of references.

Application deadline is March 1 with priority consideration on February 14. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021. Appointment begins August 2021.



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