Assistant Teaching Professor - Policy Studies

Posting Details

Job # 075486 Job Title Assistant Teaching Professor - Policy Studies Location The Maxwell School Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

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

The Policy Studies Program in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track (3-year renewable contract) assistant teaching professor position to teach a large lower division undergraduate course as well as selected upper division courses, mentor and advise students, and develop curriculum in the Policy Studies major. The Program is interested in candidates who share Syracuse University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and are enthusiastic about working with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members. Appointment begins August 2021.


Ph.D. strongly preferred, MPA, MPP or similar degree.

Job Specific Qualifications

Instructor must have extensive experience in teaching undergraduates with strong student evaluations. Strong preference for candidates with professional and community experience, a commitment to experiential learning, pedagogical partnerships with undergraduates, and applied learning.


Teach 3 undergraduate courses each semester. One of which will be Introduction to the Analysis of Public Policy (100+ students), one will be a course training a team of undergraduate teaching assistants to provide support to Introduction to the Analysis of Public Policy (15+) students, and one will be in the candidate’s area of public policy expertise (30+ students). Develop class syllabus. Prepare necessary lectures, run workshops during class time, require and grade assignments, and cooperate with nonprofit organizations to create viable projects deemed appropriate. Invite and prepare relevant guest speakers to classes. Hold office hours and meet with students individually when necessary. Respond to student emails expediently. Participate in program curriculum development, marketing and outreach to stakeholders, and advising students. Commitment to using undergraduate teaching assistants and developing experiential learning opportunities. Provide support to other department initiatives.
Assistant Teaching Professors’ time allocation is approximately 90% teaching and 10% service. Conducting research in addition to these responsibilities is encouraged but is not a critical component of job performance.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter. Attaching a Teaching Philosophy Statement and evidence of effective undergraduate teaching is strongly encouraged.

About Syracuse University

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Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 01/04/2021 Application Deadline 03/01/2021 Open Until Filled No Priority Consideration 02/15/2021 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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