GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
University System of Georgia
Assistant/Associate Professor of Public Administration
Search # 67102
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies
The Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant or Associate (preferred) Professor of Public Administration. Georgia Southern University (www.georgiasouthern.edu), a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia’s premier universities. A residential university serving more than 20,500 students, Georgia Southern is recognized for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Founded in 1906, the University offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels through eight colleges. The more than 900 acre park-like campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.
Within this setting, the Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies prepares students for careers in public-serving institutions, generates research on these organizations, and engages in regional capacity building. The Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies houses the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Georgia Southern University. This NASPAA accredited program relies on six full-time faculty lines, contains approximately 50 students, and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The curriculum consists of core courses and two programs of concentration: Public Management and Nonprofit Management. The Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies also houses the online Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management, as well as offering undergraduate courses focused on public and nonprofit administration.
Position Description. Reporting to the Director of the Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies, the Assistant/Associate Professor of Public Administration position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, be expected to advise MPA students, assist in program governance, and pursue an active research agenda. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Earned Doctorate in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, Public Affairs/Policy, Political Science, or related field by August 1, 2014
Minimum of 4 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues
Commitment to excellence in teaching and research
Active research agenda
Willingness to engage in funded and applied research
Effective communication skills
Applicants who qualify for appointment at the rank of associate (or as a “rising” assistant) professor are especially encouraged to apply
We are particularly interested in candidates who could assist with the program’s two concentrations (nonprofit and public management), and the preferred candidate would be able to teach two or more of the following courses: nonprofit management, board governance, program evaluation, strategic planning, fundraising and/or research methods. In addition the preferred candidate will also be able to teach some of our core public management courses: public policy, ethics, foundations of public administration, human resources and/or administrative leadership.
Experience with teaching or willingness to teach online courses
Record of activity seeking external funding at the associate level and willingness to seek external funding at the assistant level
Screening of applications begins October 15, 2013, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2014. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; a scholarly writing sample; teaching evaluations and sample syllabi; and three letters of recommendation. Other documentation may be requested. Applications and nominations must be submitted electronically to IPNS@georgiasouthern.edu. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.
Please direct all inquiries regarding this position to:
Courtney Jensen, Ph.D., Search Chair, Search # 67102
Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8048
Statesboro GA 30460-8048
Electronic mail: email@example.com
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