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Program Coordinator for Organizational Leadership and Public Administration Programs

Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia
Posted Date
Feb 14, 2023

The Department of Political Science in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Valdosta State University invites applicants for a 12-month, tenure-eligible position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to serve as the Program Coordinator for Organizational Leadership and Public Administration programs within the department. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Valdosta State University is proud to have a highly diverse student body, and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Review of completed applications will begin March 20, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.  For more information contact Dr. Joseph Robbins, Department Head, by email


Reporting to the Department Head of Political Science, the primary responsibility will be to oversee the administration of our highly successful Organizational Leadership and Public Administration programs (MPA and DPA). In addition to the administrative work, the successful candidate must be an active contributor to service.  Primary teaching responsibility will be in the NASPAA-accredited MPA program and the DPA program. The ideal candidate will teach core courses in a variety of areas with opportunities to offer courses relevant to the candidate’s expertise. Course delivery is primarily on-line although F2F instruction will also be required. The position could have secondary teaching responsibilities in the undergraduate Political Science or Organizational Leadership programs.  Opportunities to lead research projects in the university’s Center for South Georgia Regional Impact will also be available.


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, or closely related field; Teaching experience in Public Administration and/or Public Policy; Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning as illustrated by a record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage; Record of scholarship appropriate to rank and discipline; Commitment to diversity and inclusion.


  • Experience teaching in and managing online programs; Awareness of NASPAA accreditation process; Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting; A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.

Valdosta State University, founded in 1906, is a comprehensive university with a student enrollment of approximately 10,200. The city of Valdosta is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75, is served by a regional airport and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information visit and for more information about the community visit

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.


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