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Assistant Professor of Public Budgeting and Finance

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Appointment begins in August 2018. Include in your application (1) a cover letter (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) contact information for three references. Applications received by October 1, 2017 are guaranteed full consideration.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00427F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Professor of Public Budgeting and Finance
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS
Salary Range
Job Summary

The Department of Public Administration and Policy in the University of Georgia’s School of Public & International Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in public budgeting and/or finance. This position requires a teaching and research focus within any of the following areas: public budgeting, financial management/administration, and/or public finance. Successful candidates should demonstrate a dedication to research, teaching, and student mentorship as well as an ability to contribute to the current strengths of our MPA and Ph.D. programs. Candidates with interest in advancing grantmanship (collaboratively or individually) to support research in these areas are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in public administration or a related field by August 2018.

Please apply using the FacultyJobs@UGA online system ( Include in your application (1) a cover letter (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) the contact information for three individuals providing reference letters. Applicants invited for interviews may also be required to provide graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching experience and evaluations, and/or example(s) of scholarly research. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Laura Bayne at 706-542-9660 or All applications received by October 1, 2017 are assured full consideration.
The University of Georgia is ranked 4th among Public Affairs schools (2nd among public universities) and 2nd in the field of public finance and budgeting by U.S. News and World Report. For more information about the department, please visit

The Department of Public Administration and Policy is committed to enhancing the diversity of the department and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their cover letter. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in public administration, public affairs, political science, or a related field is required.

Evidence of high-quality research and an active research agenda along with a commitment to excellence in instruction are necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with demonstrated success in securing external research funding are especially encouraged to apply.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 07/28/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Unofficial Transcripts