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Associate Professor or Professor of Public Administration

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, Georgia
Posted Date
Feb 9, 2023

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Position Type
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Associate Professor or Professor of Public Administration faculty position in the School of Government & International Affairs that begins August 2023.


  • Serving as Faculty Director of the NASPAA-accredited MPA program.
  • Maintaining program’s NASPAA accreditation, including coordination of the re-affirmation process.
  • Growing the MPA program, including the introduction of an online pathway.
  • Maintaining an active research agenda and sharing research with relevant external audiences.
  • Promoting the pursuit of internal and external funding by faculty, including federal grants.
  • Teaching graduate courses in the program, as well as undergraduate courses in the School of Government and International Affairs (as needed)
  • Teaching in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.
  • Maintaining program outreach and coordination with internal and external partners.
  • Maintaining a student advisement regimen.
  • Recruiting students and overseeing admissions in consultation with the admissions committee.
  • Supervising administrative staff.
  • Overseeing alumni network.
  • Representing the program on the Graduate Council and in other assemblies.

Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.

Required Qualifications Include

  • An earned Ph.D. (or the foreign equivalent), or other terminal degree in public administration or a closely related field.
  • Strong publication record in public administration or public administration-related field.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching graduate-level public administration courses.

Preferred Qualifications Include

  • Administrative experience serving as MPA director/faculty coordinator, associate director, administrative officer, or chair of a unit.
  • Demonstrated experience of involvement with NASPAA accreditation processes.
  • Experience growing graduate-level degree programs.
  • Experience with administration of online courses/course pathways
  • Demonstrated record of receipt of internal and/or extramural grant-funding, including federal grant funding.
  • Ability to teach and/or experience in teaching public policy, state and local government, and/or non-profit management.
  • Evidence of operating within a culturally and ethnically diverse community.
  • Demonstrated experience with supervision of graduate students and/or staff including successful experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion activities.
  • Experience mentoring and supporting faculty research, creative activities, and career development.
  • Record of commitment to service and engagement.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit Search for Job ID 254488.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia’s largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

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