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Career Track Assistant Teaching Professor-HAITC

Arizona State University
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Career Track Assistant Teaching Professor-HAITC

School of Public Affairs

Arizona State University

The School of Public Affairs  in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University is seeking one full-time, benefits-eligible, 9-month, non-tenure-track assistant teaching professor in public administration/policy to teach in the MPA program of the Hainan University-Arizona State University International Tourism College (HAITC), a partnership between Arizona State University and Hainan University. This position is located in Haikou, Hainan, China, a sub-tropical island with beautiful beaches and tropical forests, known as the ‘Hawaii’ of China.  We expect to attract an enthusiastic public administration specialist who will teach up to four courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate level in a few of the following areas: emergency management,  public management, public policy, public finance, urban governance, health policy, research methods, program evaluation, green development, environmental protection, e-governance, and public sector informatics.

School Information

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) is one of the four Schools in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, a vibrant community of active scholars committed to excellence in education and innovative responses to collective problems. The School currently hosts nine applied research centers that focus on areas such as urban innovation, citizen participation, public policy, environment and science policy, organization design and public management, emergency management, and information technology. SPA is  a nationally recognized leader in the field, ranked 13th in US News and World Report. It has seven top 10 rankings, including local government management (ranked #3), emergency management and homeland security (ranked #3), information and technology management (ranked #3), urban policy (ranked #5), environmental policy (ranked #5), nonprofit management (ranked #5), and public management (ranked #5).  SPA is also ranked #16 in public finance and #20 in public policy, demonstrating its breadth of quality across public administration and public policy. The School offers Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Administration, Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy as well as Bachelor’s degree programs in Public Service and Public Policy (PSPP), Urban and Metropolitan Studies (UMS), and Emergency Management, and certificates at the graduate and undergraduate levels. SPA also offers its Bachelor of Science and Executive MPA degrees online, allowing students from around the globe to earn highly valued degrees from one of the leading public affairs programs in the world. Located in downtown Phoenix, the fifth largest city in the United States, SPA attaches high value to attracting diverse students motivated by the promise of public service, engaging with communities and decision-makers, and conducting solutions-oriented interdisciplinary research. For more information about the School, please visit our web site at:

Hainan University is a comprehensive provincial university in Haikou, Hainan China. It is one of China’s “211 Project” key universities. HAITC is an innovative joint college and one of the Sino-foreign cooperative institutions approve by China’s Ministry of Education, the only one with a focus on tourism. Currently offering three dual degree programs, the college began in Fall 2017, hosts over 1000 students, and is continuing to expand its programs and enrollment.

Courses are taught by both HNU and ASU faculty.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

The School of Public Affairs and ASU are committed to advance diversity and inclusivity in faculty, curricula, scholarship, and practice. It actively seeks and supports a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We especially encourage people from historically underrepresented populations to apply. We seek applicants and nominations from those who have demonstrated experience in teaching and mentoring in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. We are committed to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich and multi-disciplined and multi-perspective learning environment. We strive to create a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, work, and strive for excellence in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, veteran’s status, or any other basis protected by law.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach up to four courses per semester at the undergraduate or graduate level in a few of the areas listed above, deliver excellent in-class instruction and participate in service activities for the college, profession and community. Participation in master’s degree committees is encouraged. Courses are taught in English; Chinese language competency is not required. The appointment will begin in mid-August 2023, in China.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in public administration, public policy, or related field an accredited institution by the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public administration, public policy, and non-profit management.
  • Demonstrated prior higher education teaching or guest lecturing experience in public administration/policy related courses.
  • Demonstration and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
  • Native or Fluency in English language and proper writing skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in Emergency Management / Crisis Management or related fields.
  • Three years of work experience in the public/non-profit sector.
  • Demonstrated experience working in public or non-profit organizations.
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more above listed specialties.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with culturally-diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated experience with technology/course management systems and using innovative pedagogical tools.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio dossier. Complete application materials must contain the following items:

  1. A statement no more than 3-pages which includes the following:

Your interest in this position and your fit relative to the required and desired qualifications. A statement of teaching philosophy and approach. A paragraph summarizing your experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • A complete curriculum vitae.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student or peer evaluations, syllabi, assignments, student portfolios, or training materials you have designed (a maximum of 3 pieces of evidence required).
  • The names and contact information of three professional references (name, title, organization, e-mail address, phone number). One reference needs to be a current supervisor. Please note that references are not contacted until a candidate is identified as a finalist for the position and the candidate is notified they are a finalist.
  • Applicants are expected to give a demonstration of teaching, if invited for an interview.

The first review of applications will begin on January 20th, 2023, 3:00pm Arizona Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Please feel free to contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Walter Huber with questions.

About Watts College and ASU:

ASU’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is home to ASU’s most diverse student body, with the highest percentage of minorities, transfer and working students – and the largest community of first-generation college students. Among our students are nearly 300 veterans and international students from 59 countries. 

Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university recognized as #1 in the United States for Innovation for the seventh consecutive year, ahead of MIT (3) and Stanford (7), according to U.S. News & World Report. We measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve. 

It is the policy of Arizona State University to provide equal opportunity through affirmative action in employment and educational programs and activities. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans and Armed Forces service medal veterans. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, transfers, university-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs.

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination.  For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  For complete statements on ASU’s non-discrimination policies, please refer to: and 

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

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