SPIA-Public Admin & Policy
About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant
university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the
state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified
institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/
). UGA is currently
ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News &
World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,
approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses
in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785
by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered
University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800
full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time
staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students
including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and
professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and
colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University
housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
The University of Georgia is ranked 9th among Public Affairs
schools and 3rd in the field of public management and leadership by
U.S. News and World Report. For more information about the
department, please visit padp.uga.edu.
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Open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Include in your application (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum
vitae, and (3) the contact information for three individuals
providing reference letters. Applicants invited for interviews may
also be required to provide graduate transcripts, evidence of
teaching experience and evaluations, and/or example(s) of scholarly
research. The Department of Public Administration and Policy is
committed to enhancing the diversity of the department and the
curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are
encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences
in this area in their cover letter. If you have questions or would
like more information, please contact Rebecca Blakeney at
706-542-9660 or firstname.lastname@example.org . All applications
received by September 15, 2021 are assured full consideration.
Location of Vacancy
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic
information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or
protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or
assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this
search are encouraged to contact Central HR (email@example.com).
Academic (9 mo.)
Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in public administration or
a related field by August 2022.
The Department of Public Administration and Policy in the School of
Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia
invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship
with appointment to begin in August 2022. The position requires a
research and teaching focus on public management; expertise and
interest in one or more public management specialties is desirable
(e.g., local government, nonprofit management, criminal justice,
human resource management, leadership, etc.). Ideal candidates will
contribute to our MPA program and our Ph.D. program in public
administration and policy. Successful candidates should demonstrate
a dedication to research, teaching, and student mentorship as well
as an ability to build upon the current strengths of our
department. Candidates with interest in advancing grantsmanship
(collaboratively or individually) to support research in these
areas are especially encouraged to apply.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Is this a Position of Trust?
Does this position have operation, access, or control of
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?
Is driving a responsibility of this position?
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children
under the age of 18 or direct patient care?
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,
IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to
chemicals and medications)
Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with
financial responsibilities. For additional information about the
credit check criteria, visit the
UGA Credit Background Check
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- List of References with Contact Information
- Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
- Research Portfolio/Philosophy
- Unofficial Letters of Recommendation