Assistant Professor of Urban and Public Affairs

Kentucky, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 01, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program in the Department of Urban and Public Affairs (UPA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with teaching and research expertise in public administration. The position is a full-time 9-month appointment that begins in August 2021. The candidate will make a strong contribution to our three area of concentration: nonprofit organizations, urban governance or diversity management.

This position is subject to final budget approval.

The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching and service and should be willing to teach several courses for our growing nonprofit management concentration. Teaching responsibilities for the position include in-person and online graduate courses. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester. To be considered for the position, candidates must hold a PhD in public administration, public policy or another relevant field.  

Applicants should upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, statement of diversity and research philosophy; all teaching evaluations for the previous academic year are preferred and the full contact information for at least three academic or professional references.

Please see Faculty/Administrator and Note below for further instructions on How To Apply.

Review of applications will begin March 1st, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the position and the application process, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Aaron C. Rollins Jr., 

Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are urged to apply.

The Department of Urban and Public Affairs offers a PhD in Urban and Public Affairs, an accredited Master of Urban Planning, a NASPAA accredited MPA, a Master of Sustainability, a Bachelor of Urban Studies and a Bachelor of Sustainability. UPA is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.


To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below and then click on the "Apply Now". You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the "Submit" button.  Detailed instructions are available at in the "My Career Tools" section.  Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM on the deadline date.  If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.