Arizona State University
Salary Not specified
Feb 23, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and Public Policy

Job #16663

The Hainan University-Arizona State University International Tourism College (HAITC) is seeking a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure track assistant professor in public administration and public policy beginning August 2021. This position is a faculty member in the ASU School of Public Affairs and is based in Haikou, Hainan, China.

School Information

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) is one of four schools in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions (, a vibrant community of active scholars committed to excellence in education and innovative responses to collective problems. SPA is ranked #19 in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.

SPA’s mission is to understand and address society's grandest challenges in public management, policy, and governance. We seek to maximize our impact through rigorous transdisciplinary research, project-based education, collaborative and inclusive community engagement, experiential learning, and innovative solutions. (See:

Hainan University is a comprehensive provincial university in Haikou, Hainan. It is one of the “211 Project” key universities. HAITC is an innovative joint college and the first domestic Sino-foreign cooperative tourism institution approve by China’s Ministry of Education. Currently offering three dual degree programs, the college began in Fall 2017 and now hosts over 1,000 students. Courses are taught by both HNU and ASU faculty. Hainan is a sub-tropical and tropical island with beautiful beaches and tropical forests. It is often called the Hawaii of China.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain internationally-recognized research programs, deliver excellent in-class instruction at the undergraduate level, and participate in service activities for the college, profession and community. Contributing to graduate education is anticipated in the future. Courses are taught in English; Chinese language competency is not required. The appointment will begin with a one-week orientation at ASU toward the end of August.

Required Qualifications
•Earned doctorate in public administration, political science, economics or a closely related fieldfrom an accredited institution at the time of appointment. ABDs can also apply if evidence ofdegree completion is offered at the time of hire.

Desired Qualifications
•Demonstrated evidence of a strong or promising program of scholarship in public policy orpublic administration.
•Demonstrated ability to teach effectively in the classroom.
•Demonstrated evidence of work on externally funded research projects.
•Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success as well as workingwith a broadly diverse student population.
• Teaching focused on introductory public policy and one or more areas of expertise including, but
not limited to, public policy, public management, leadership, public budgeting and finance,
• We are open to all areas of substantive research expertise in public administration and policy.
Candidates conducting research relating to free trade zone policy are of particular interest.

Application Procedure
To apply, visit Candidates will be asked to submit the
following through their Interfolio Dossier. Complete application materials must contain the following

1. A complete curriculum vitae.
2. A statement no more than 3-pages which includes the following:
• Your interest in this position and your fit relative to the required and desired
• At a minimum a paragraph on your teaching philosophy;
• At a minimum a paragraph summarizing your experience and commitment to diversity,
equity and inclusion.
3. Information for three professional references (name, organization, position title, email and
phone number). At least one reference needs to be a current and/or a past supervisor.
Application deadline is April 8, 2021. At 3:00p.m. Arizona Time. Applications will continue to be
accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Please feel free to contact search committee chair Anthony Howell ( or HAITCASU/HAITC director Kathleen Andereck ( with questions.

About ASU
Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university named #1 in the United States for Innovation for the second consecutive year, followed by #2 Stanford and #3 MIT. We measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve.
ASU’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is home to ASU’s most diverse student body, with the highest percentage of minorities, transfer and working students – and the largest community of first-generation college students. Among our students are nearly 300 veterans and international students from 59 countries.

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applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status,
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