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Assistant Professor of Public Policy

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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 10, 2017 are guaranteed full consideration.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00439F
Posting Type
Official Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Working Title Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS
Department PUBLIC ADMIN & POLICY
Salary Range
Job Summary

The University of Georgia’s School of Public & International Affairs, Department of Public Administration and Policy invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in public policy. Appointment begins in August 2018. Candidates should demonstrate a substantive specialization, such as in health policy, social insurance, environmental policy, or other some other important current or emerging policy area. A Ph.D. in public policy, economics, or other appropriate discipline is required. Teaching is predominately at the graduate level and includes courses in microeconomics, policy analysis, program evaluation, and other substantive policy courses. Successful candidates will contribute to our MPA and Ph.D. programs and demonstrate evidence of research productivity. Candidates with interests in pursuing extramural funding (collaboratively or as a principal investigator) to support their research agenda are especially encouraged to apply. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. For more information about the position, please contact the search committee: Dr. David Bradford (search chair); bradfowd@uga.edu, Dr. Andy Whitford; aw@uga.edu, and Dr. Amanda Abraham; aabraham@uga.edu.

Please apply using the FacultyJobs@UGA online system (https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/). 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 lbayne@uga.edu. All applications received by October 10, 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 padp.uga.edu

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 policy, economics, or other appropriate discipline is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates should demonstrate a substantive specialization, such as in health policy, social insurance, environmental policy, or other some other important current or emerging policy area.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 08/09/2017
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