Tenure Track Faculty, Public Affairs

  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • 801 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Aug 28, 2019
Full time BUS: Accounting/Economics/Finance Public Administration & Policy Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description

The Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (O’Neill School) at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) seeks to fill one tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2020.

 We seek candidates who can complement our existing strengths and priorities within our multidisciplinary public affairs program. Applicants should conduct research and teach at the intersections of public affairs and environmental policy, with potential connections to urban affairs, environmental resilience, social and environmental justice, sustainability, and climate change adaptation. Research areas might include (but are not limited to) public policy, public management, economics, management, political science, urban planning, regional science, and/or sociology. This position is one of several new faculty lines created as part of Indiana University's Grand Challenge, Prepared for Environmental Change (see: https://eri.iu.edu/ and https://grandchallenges.iu.edu/environmental-change/index.html).

The O’Neill School and Indiana University are committed to diversity. We seek excellent candidates with a demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of a diverse community and pedagogic awareness. Diversity, in all its forms, is welcome at IUPUI including a broad range of ability, age, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic and academic experience, and veteran status. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an overall commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

 Indiana University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within the University and throughout American society as a whole. In this regard, Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 The O’Neill School, is a multi-disciplinary professional school of Indiana University, committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service. Impactful civic engagement is a hallmark of the IUPUI campus and O’Neill. The Indianapolis and Bloomington campuses make up one core school. Among public affairs programs, the O’Neill School programs are ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report. Comprised of approximately 30 full time faculty, the O’Neill School at IUPUI has vibrant undergraduate and graduate programs in public affairs, criminal justice and public safety. The NASPAA-accredited MPA program is currently ranked 39th in the U.S. News and World Reports rankings. As testament to the productivity of its highly active faculty research program, the Shanghai Rankings listed O’Neill IUPUI as one of only 39 American Universities in the Top 100 in the World in public administration. 


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field (e.g., sociology, economics, political science, public administration, policy analysis) at the time of appointment.

All applicants must present evidence of, or promise for, high-quality research and an ambitious research program. Candidates will be expected to publish in high quality peer-reviewed journals and successfully pursue extramural research funding, where appropriate. In addition to maintaining an active program of research, candidates will be expected to teach courses that contribute to the core missions of our undergraduate and graduate programs. The standard teaching load is 2/2, and we value candidates who are open to employing a variety of high impact practices and alternative teaching formats.


Application Details

Candidates are encouraged to learn more about The O’Neill School at IUPUI by visiting our website: https://oneill.iupui.edu/

  Applications will be reviewed beginning October 7, 2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:


 Please submit a letter of application describing your qualifications, current CV, complete contact information, research paper (if available), and the names and full contact information of three references. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: 

  Dr. Thomas D. Stucky

Executive Associate Dean

c/o Ranna Johnson



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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled