The Tulane School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) offers
working adults opportunities to develop and enhance their lives
through flexible on-campus and online undergraduate and graduate
degree and certificate programs. SoPA has created an innovative new
graduate-level program in Public Administration that unites experts
from academia and the field. The program is one of the first of its
kind to be established in the last three decades and puts local and
national contemporary civic sector needs at the forefront. This
program also capitalizes on the experience of New Orleans and the
Gulf South region in addressing economic, educational, social, and
environment-related challenges and opportunities. The program’s
target audience includes early and mid-career working professionals
currently working in government, nonprofits, or the private sector;
career changers seeking to transition to positions related to the
civic sector; and recent college graduates.
The Public Administration Professor of Practice is responsible
for teaching and developing courses in the graduate and certificate
programs in fields related to Public Administration. The position
is a full time, non-tenure track faculty position; the typical
teaching load for this position is eight courses per year.
Responsibilities include mentoring and providing academic
advisement to current and prospective students in the program. As
part of this work, the Public Administration Professor of Practice
will collaborate with the school administration and program
director to promote the program, cultivate stakeholders from both
the public and private sectors, and train, mentor and evaluate
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Masters degree (PhD Preferred) in Public Administration or a
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching and course development at
the post-secondary level, ideally both online and “on-ground”
- Deep expertise in one or more areas of focus for public
administration academic programs, including environmental
management, economic development, public sector data analytics,
public affairs or legal affairs.
- Minimum 5 years of work experience in government, nonprofit, or
other Public Administration-related capacities
- Demonstrated record of civic sector related thought
- Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and community
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY
NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
- Ability to develop and deliver innovative and rigorous graduate
level courses related to public administration
- Ability to provide quality mentoring and academic advisement to
- Ability to support development and implementation of online
courses and programs.
- Ability to mentor adjunct faculty.
- Ability to develop and maintain relationships with local,
statewide, regional and national stakeholders, leading to student
and adjunct faculty recruitment, internship and job opportunities
for students and graduates, feedback on programs and curriculum,
and prospective grants and donations.
- Excellent written and communication skills.
- Ability to work well with individuals of various ages and
- Experience with learning management systems, Canvas
Candidates must apply in Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/86236
and provide an updated CV and cover letter. Additional
materials for submission may include sample syllabi of courses
taught, teaching evaluations from courses taught, and letters of
recommendation. Additional documents may be requested at a later
date. Expected start date for this position is the beginning of the
Fall 2021 semester but is negotiable.
For more information about the position, please contact the
Public Administration Professor of Practice and Program Director,
Dr. Halima Leak Francis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ultimate recruitment for this position is subject to final
budgetary approval by the University.
Tulane University is an
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane
University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity,
color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability,
genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status,
or any other status or classification protected by federal, state,
or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to