Visiting Faculty in Planning, Public Policy and Management

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 27, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Faculty in Planning, Public Policy and Management

Job no: 529724
Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Environmental Studies, Instruction, Public Policy and Planning, Planning/Project Management

Department: School of Planning, Public Policy and Management
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month
Review of Applications Begins
July 11, 2022; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload:
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • A short statement explaining how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity in relation to your teaching, service and/or research

    As part of your application, you will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references.
    Department Summary
    The Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) programs at the University of Oregon each provide a rigorous, accredited two-year curriculum combining academic theory, analytic skills, and extensive real-world applications so that students become effective and creative leaders in nonprofit management and public service. A central focus of the accredited MPA and accredited MNM programs is to prepare students to become innovative and evidence-based policymakers, analysts, and executive leaders. The School of PPPM also offers an accredited Master of Community and Regional Planning degree, graduate certificates in nonprofit management and arts management, an undergraduate minor in nonprofit management, and an undergraduate major and minor in Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM).

    The School of PPPM is committed to supporting and mentoring faculty pursuing academic careers. In addition to working with faculty in the School, the visiting faculty member may also participate in the College's mentoring program.

    The School of PPPM is a leader and exemplar on the University of Oregon campus for our ongoing activities addressing diversity, equity and inclusion. The School offers suppoa rtive and collaborative teaching and research environment, and actively encourages applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.

    The state of Oregon has a strong history of policy innovation, particularly in environmental policy, health policy, and urban and land use planning. The University of Oregon is located in the beautiful Willamette Valley, with easy access to snow-capped mountains and scenic coastlines. The University of Oregon is a comprehensive R1 research university that serves its students and the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world through the creation and transfer of knowledge in the liberal arts, the natural sciences, and the professions. It is a member of the Association of American Universities.
    Position Summary
    The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) at the University of Oregon invites applications for a visiting professor (open rank) to teach in the undergraduate program, the Master of Public Administration (MPA), and the Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) during the 2022-23 academic year. We particularly seek candidates with research and teaching interests in the field of environmental policy and public policy analysis, but applicants from any area of applied public policy, public management or public administration area will be considered.

    The University of Oregon academic year consists of three 11-week terms (Sept 16 to June 15). The visiting professor will teach seven courses across three academic quarters (the semester equivalent of teaching 2 + 2.5 semesters). These may include:
  • Undergraduate core courses
    o PPPM 201 Introduction to Public Policy (Winter and Spring)
    o PPPM 415 Policy and Planning Analysis (Fall and Winter)
  • Undergraduate/graduate electives
    o PPPM 4/544 Environmental Policy (Fall)
  • Graduate core course
    o PPPM 636 Public Policy Analysis (Winter)

    Other courses of interest include (depending on research interests, expertise and teaching needs):
  • PPPM 340 Climate Change Policy (Winter or Spring)
  • PPPM 413 Quantitative Methods (Winter or Spring)
  • PPPM 4/507 Seminar - Inequality Policy Solutions (Fall)
  • PPPM 618 Public Sector Theory (Fall)
  • PPPM 633 Public Management (Spring)
  • An elective course in your area of interest targeted at undergraduate and/or graduate students.

    The successful candidate may also be asked to serve as an academic advisor to some graduate students and will serve on the MPA and MNM program committees.

    Visiting faculty members are generally in residence and are expected to participate in the full range of faculty activities.

    A core value throughout the School is respect for individuality and diversity, as we recognize that such a commitment will enhance excellence in both our educational and research missions. Therefore, we seek candidates who will help create an educational environment supportive of staff, students, and faculty inclusive of race, culture, (dis)ability, gender, sexuality, religion, or other aspects of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups and international candidates.
    Minimum Requirements
    Visiting faculty must hold a like or relevant position at another institution, or have obtained a terminal degree.

    To qualify for the Assistant Professor rank:
  • Ph.D. in public policy, public administration, economics, or a closely related field (ABD candidates will be considered).

    To qualify for the Associate Professor rank:
  • Ph.D. in public policy, public administration, economics, or a closely related field AND
  • 6 years of teaching experience post-terminal degree OR
  • Same rank held at another university
    Professional Competencies
  • Ability to help create an educational environment supportive of staff, students, and faculty inclusive of race, culture, (dis)ability, gender, sexuality, religion, or other aspects of human diversity.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively and facilitate student learning.
  • Ability to conduct independent, high-quality scholarship or creative practice.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior college or university-level teaching experience.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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