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Assistant Professor of Public Administration & Policy, Max S. Baucus Institute

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Urban & Regional Planning, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Political Science & International Relations, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
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Full Time
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The University of Montana invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Public Administration & Policy, with the appointment beginning Spring or Fall 2022. The Department of Public Administration and Policy is home to some of the most successful, innovative programs and scholars at the University of Montana and is centrally located within the School of Law’s Max Baucus Institute. The Department has the only accredited MPA Program in the State of Montana, and is the only accredited MPA Program housed in a law school in the nation. The Department attracts a diverse student population, both in-state and out-of-state students, and early and mid-career professionals. The successful candidate is required to be a public administration generalist with the ability to teach at the graduate level in our MPA Program and occasionally within our nonprofit graduate level certificate and/or undergraduate minor in nonprofit administration. The applicant’s area of expertise in public administration is open; however, applicants will be required to teach across our MPA core curriculum (e.g. Applied Research Methods, Budgeting, Policy Analysis).

Position Details
  • Position is full-time (1.0 FTE), academic year, tenure-track faculty position and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including health and life insurance, mandatory retirement savings plan, partial tuition waiver, and an employee wellness program.
  • 3:2 teaching load, with a requirement to teach at least one summer online class for extra compensation in alternate years, active research agenda, and a commitment to public service is expected

  • Salary for this position is $65,000-68,000 per year commensurate with qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications
  • MPA/MPP (or related field)
  • Ph.D. in public administration, public policy, or related field (ABD/Doctoral candidates will be considered)
  • 3-5 years professional experience in the public or nonprofit sector
  • Experience teaching online (asynchronous) and in-person
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural awareness
  • Experience teaching in public administration at graduate level and some experience at the undergraduate level

Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of an active research agenda (e.g., peer reviewed publications)
  • Clear evidence of a strong commitment to collegiality

About UM and the Baucus Institute Department of Public Administration and Policy

The Department of Public Administration and Policy (DPAP) is housed within the Max S. Baucus Institute and provide a cutting-edge education for individuals interested in excelling in the public service profession. The department offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, which is typically required for many administrative positions in the public and nonprofit sectors; UM's MPA program is created to be flexible for pre-career and mid-career professionals. The department also offers graduate level certificates in public administration, public policy, and nonprofit administration, in addition to a nonprofit undergraduate minor. The MPA program is frequently ranked as one of the top programs in the nation, and the online MPA is ranked #1 in " The 30 Best Masters in Nonprofit Management Programs in 2021 " by Best Value Schools.

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Application Deadline: September 16 , 2021

Applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin after date above and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials via "New Resume/CV" button below.

*Please note: please combine the following items into one pdf document upon submission

  • Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required research and teaching skills for the position
  • Detailed CV listing education and describing work experience as related to position description
  • One page statement that demonstrates your commitment and experience to diversity (cultural awareness), applied teaching, and working with a team (collegiality)
  • Three (3) professional references - Names and contact information

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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