Assistant Professor in Leadership and Management Area

University of Minnesota - Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Minnesota, United States
Commensurate with experience
Sep 06, 2017
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The Humphrey School seeks to enrich the diversity of the University community and encourages applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. We seek candidates whose approach to teaching and research is innovative and inclusive in terms of structurally or historically underrepresented groups.

With this current search, the Humphrey School seeks applicants for a position at the Assistant Professor level who focus on public and/or nonprofit institutions, organizations, or networks. Candidates are especially encouraged to apply who explore the blurring of sectoral boundaries, with special attention to governments’ and nonprofits’ roles, relationships between institutions and citizens, or innovation in public and nonprofit agencies. Successful applicants will teach in the School’s core curriculum, engage in our master’s and doctoral degree programs, and function collaboratively in a public affairs school committed to generating both rigorous and relevant scholarship. An interdisciplinary social science background that includes institutional, political, and cross-cultural knowledge and competence is highly valued. Recent PhD recipients, candidates who will have received their PhD by the time of appointment, and current pre-tenure assistant professors (early or advanced) are invited to apply.

The University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School is one of the top ten public affairs schools in the country. Leadership and Management Area is particularly highly ranked nationally, garnering the #2 spot in nonprofit management and the #18 in public management according to the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings. There are two outreach and engagement centers affiliated with the Area, the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center and the University-wide Center for Integrative Leadership.

A Ph.D. is required in public affairs, public policy, management, political science, sociology, psychology, or other relevant social science discipline. Candidates with knowledge of nonprofit management, financial management, strategic management, intergovernmental relations, integrative leadership, and collaborative governance are particularly encouraged to apply. People with professional experiences working with communities, managers, and policy makers will be a particularly good fit. We are interested in considering scholars who are focused either domestically or internationally. Additionally, we seek candidates whose approach to teaching and research is innovative and inclusive in terms of race, gender, class and ethnicity.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, a sample of recent research, and a cover letter with a brief account of research and teaching interests and experience.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 16, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Please submit applications online to: Address cover and reference letters to: Search Committee for Leadership & Management Area, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, c/o Human Resources, HHH152, 301-19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, faculty life/disability insurance, retirement, and social security. The starting date for this appointment is August 27, 2018 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, public assistance status, or sexual orientation.