Assistant/Associate Professor Public Organizations & Democratic Institutions (Tenure-Track/Tenured)

Posting Details

Job # 075489 Job Title Assistant/Associate Professor Public Organizations & Democratic Institutions (Tenure-Track/Tenured) Location Syracuse, New York Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

determined by department/chair

Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs ( PAIA ) at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs seeks to hire a TENURE TRACK Assistant or TENURED Associate Professor whose scholarship focuses on the intersection of public organizations and democratic institutions. This position starts in fall 2021 and is part of a broader Syracuse University Cluster Hires Initiative. The Citizenship and Democratic Institutions ( CDI ) Cluster draws together a diverse group of scholars who address critical issues related to the contested meanings of citizenship, civic engagement, public management, and the impacts of democratic institutions on social and economic well-being. The successful candidate will help shape future, multi-disciplinary hiring in the CDI Cluster, and lead and contribute to externally funded projects and interdisciplinary research initiatives within the Maxwell School and across the University.


We seek an engaging and entrepreneurial scholar who asks important questions and thinks creatively about the challenges and opportunities for public organizations and democratic institutions in the 21st century. We welcome applicants from public administration, sociology, political science, international relations, and related disciplines. We also are open to myriad foci, methods, and issues in domestic, international, and comparative contexts. As examples, applicants might study issues such as: social equity and social justice; building, managing, and leading diverse public organizations; public values, policy conflicts, and ethics; network, collaborative, or participatory governance; organizational behavior, service delivery, and public governance / public management; citizen-state interactions and administrative burden; accountability, responsiveness, and performance; transparency and open government; democratic consolidation and institutional resilience; threats to democratic institutions; or public administration in autocratic versus democratic settings.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

To support their work, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to affiliate with one or more of Maxwell’s eleven Centers, Institutes, and Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives, which help concentrate Maxwell’s distinctive interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary public and policy issues. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, the successful candidate is expected to have the knowledge and skills to teach core public management / administration courses in our professional Master of Public Administration program. The successful candidate’s teaching may also support our Master of Arts in International Relations program, Executive Education programs, doctoral program in Public Administration, and/or undergraduate courses across the Maxwell School. Finally, the successful candidate will be prepared to help advance Syracuse University and the Maxwell School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work with students, colleagues, and wider communities.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter.
Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with full consideration given to those received by January 31, 2021. However, the department will continue to consider applications until this position is filled.

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Quick Link Job Posting Date 12/17/2020 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 01/31/2021 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants