Visiting Assistant Professor 10 Months

  • SUNY Buffalo State
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Public Administration & Policy

Job Description

 About Buffalo State

Buffalo State is the largest comprehensive college in the State University of New York system. As a civic, urban, and engaged campus community, we pride ourselves as having small college learning environments coupled with large university opportunities. We are a diverse and inclusive college committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our mission is to transform lives, to empower students to succeed and to inspire a lifelong passion for learning. Buffalo State is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, service, scholarship, creative activity, and cultural enrichment. With degree programs in education, the arts, science, and professional studies, each year nearly 10,000 students choose Buffalo State for its broad array of high-quality academic programs, diverse and creative environment, hands-on learning opportunities, affordable SUNY tuition, NCAA Division III athletics, and prime location in Buffalo's cultural corridor. We welcome applicants who are committed to helping us fulfill our mission.

Faculty/Professional: Faculty

Department: Political Science and Public Administration

Local Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Budget Title: Visiting Assistant Professor 10 Months

Rank: A5

Line Number: 21187

Salary Range: competitive

FTE: Full-Time

Negotiating Unit: UUP

FLSA: Exempt

Department Website

Brief Job Description

Buffalo State, State University of New York (SUNY), seeks candidates for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science and Public Administration beginning August 2022. Candidate will teach in one or more of the following areas: graduate and undergraduate level research design and/or statistics, organizational behavior/theory, public administration theory, emergency management and other courses in the department's programs.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Public Administration, or a closely-related field such as public affairs, public policy, or political science. ABDs will be considered. The successful applicant needs to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and evidence of scholarly activity in the field of public administration and/or nonprofit management. In the cover letter, candidates should speak to their ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The Department is seeking applicants with broad training in the field of Public Administration who can teach in one or more of the following areas: graduate level research design and/or statistics, organizational behavior/theory, public administration theory, emergency management and other courses in the department's programs. Applicants must indicate in their cover letter the graduate and undergraduate courses they are qualified and interested in teaching, in addition to the modalities in which courses can be facilitated. The Department offers the following degree programs: BA Political Science, BA International Relations, MPA as well as graduate certificates in public management and emergency and disaster management.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous teaching experience in higher education, experience working in a government office or non-profit agency, and/or an interest in engaging in service to the department.

Anticipated Date of Hire: 09/01/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Contact Person: Atta Ceesay

Contact Email:

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution that subscribes to all federal, state, and SUNY legal requirements and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status (Nondiscrimination Notice). Any violation of this policy should be reported to the Equity and Diversity Office, Cleveland Hall 415, (716) 878-6210. Buffalo State is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Kawaler at or call (716) 878-4822.

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