Assistant or Associate Professor/Program Director for the Eric H. Holder Jr. Public Policy Program

  • Tougaloo College
  • Tougaloo, MS
  • Apr 08, 2021
Full time Public Administration & Policy

Job Description

Position Summary: Tougaloo College-a private four-year co-educational institution in Jackson, Mississippi-invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Public Policy and Administration, which will begin in the Fall 2021 semester. In addition, the faculty member will serve as the Director of the Eric H. Holder, Jr. Public Policy Program in the Reuben V. Anderson Institute for Social Justice. The successful applicant is expected to teach three (3) policy-related undergraduate courses per semester.

As Director, the selected applicant will be tasked with 1) articulating a vision and strategic plan for the program; 2) overseeing an interdisciplinary minor in Public Policy and Administration, which is housed in the Department of Political Science, and working with department/division faculty to design curriculum; 3) identifying and obtaining external funding through grants and contracts; and 4) working with staff to execute the mission of the RVA Institute for Social Justice.

Experience/Qualifications: Candidates with a doctoral degree in Public Policy and Administration are preferred. ABD applicants may also be considered. Candidates with at least eighteen credit hours of graduate coursework in Political Science are desirable. Teaching experience at a community college, four-year college, or university preferred. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a strong record of social justice and/or public policy research and can combine impactful scholarship with community engagement; have the ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty and community stakeholders; and possess excellent interpersonal communication, administrative skills, and grant writing experience.

Application materials: Cover letter, current curriculum vita, copies of transcript, sample syllabus of a course taught, evidence of teaching excellence, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference that address teaching ability. An official transcript is required during the interview process.

Date of Position Opening: March 15, 2021 Application Deadline: May 15, 2021 (Review of applications will begin immediately)

Mail Documents to: Tougaloo College Attention: Office of Human Resources 500 West County Line Road Tougaloo, MS 39174 Send Fax to: (601) 977-7866

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