Assistant Clinical Professor: Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, School of Public Policy, the

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 31, 2023

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Assistant Clinical Professor: Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, School of Public Policy, the Pennsylvania State University

The School of Public Policy at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Assistant Clinical Professor (Undergraduate Programs Coordinator) to be a full-time, non-tenure-track member of the faculty. Primary responsibilities include the development, planning, and implementation of a noncredit NextGen Service Academy for undergraduate students, as well as coordinate and conduct recruitment and program support for the undergraduate programs in the School of Public Policy (SPP), including the minor and any other programs to be developed in the school.

Specific duties include:
  • Develop, plan, and implement a noncredit NextGen Service Academy for undergraduate students in coordination with the Undergraduate Studies Committee, school leadership, and the Volcker Alliance.
  • Represent SPP at Volcker Alliance/NextGen meetings and conferences, and provide status reports to the SPP leadership.
  • Develop, promote, and implement recruitment events, communicate with students, and leverage resources in SPP for the program.
  • Serve as primary liaison with undergraduate schools and programs across Penn State. Present the program to student groups, classes, and school/department administrators and advisors, ensuring marketing materials are created and distributed.
  • Coordinate program approval, curriculum development, and recruitment initiatives.
  • Advise students in the minor as well as prospective students. Advise and provide administrative support to undergraduate student groups.
  • Ensure program quality and coordinate assessment of the program.

The school also has plans underway to offer undergraduate courses and a public policy minor, and teaching in these programs is expected. This position will play an integral role in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in public policy. In addition, the school has a residential Master of Public Policy program, and the successful candidate would teach core MPP courses and/or policy specialization courses. Most teaching is expected to be in person, but online courses are possible. The specific courses would depend on the candidate's expertise and school needs.

A Master's degree with relevant experience in public policy is required, and a Ph.D. in public policy, public administration, or related field is desirable. Teaching experience in a relevant field is desirable. The position is available immediately and is a limited-term appointment, funded for one year from date of hire (48 weeks of service) with excellent possibility of renewal. The current teaching load expectation is six courses per year, but this teaching workload may be reduced with external grant funding or administrative duties, such as directing the NextGen Academy. Penn State's non-tenure track faculty are eligible for advancement in rank after suitable demonstration of teaching effectiveness, service commitments, and successful annual reviews.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.

Applicants can learn more about the school, the curriculum, and position by reviewing the school web page at Faculty in the school also work with several centers on campus, such as the Social Science Research Institute, the Population Research Institute, the Administrative Data Accelerator, or the Federal Statistical Research Data Center at Penn State.

Interested candidates must submit an online application at Penn State's Job Posting Board and should upload the following application materials electronically (pdf): a letter of interest, CV, evidence of teaching excellence (if applicable), and a list of three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For information about applying for the job, please contact Tammy Hosterman, Administrative Support Coordinator for the School of Public Policy, at

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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