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Associate or Full Professor - Kanbay Chair in Ethical Governance

School of Government & Public Policy
Tucson, Arizona
Start date
Oct 25, 2023

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The School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona invites applications from qualified candidates at the senior associate or full professor level for the newly established Kanbay Chair in Ethical Governance. Ideal candidates will be conducting nationally and internationally recognized research related to the ethical components of governance from the perspective of a core discipline in public affairs, such as public management, public policy, public administration, political science, or a closely related field, as demonstrated by impactful research in top journals in these fields. They will demonstrate a record of public and/or community engagement and will have a PhD in public affairs - including but not limited to public administration, public policy, public management, and political science - or a related field. The person selected will be expected to maintain a research portfolio related to ethical governance, teach and mentor students (including at the PhD, MPP, and MPA students), and contribute to the intellectual life of the department. They will also be expected to engage with other scholars at U of A to build research and teaching capacity in ethical governance, and to engage in the development of and expansion of programs that will advance ethical governance as a core strength of SGPP and the University of Arizona.

The School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP) is one of the largest schools at the University of Arizona and is uniquely situated to serve as a community for high-quality research and a model for public affairs education. SGPP includes undergraduate programs in criminal justice studies, law, political science, and public administration and policy and graduate programs, including the MPA and MPP, and an MA in International Security Studies, and a PhD. Our PhDs have been placed at many of the top schools in public affairs. We are an active, collegial, and interdisciplinary community of scholars, with a broad range of research specializations.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Publish in relevant refereed journals and other appropriate outlets.
  • Teach classes on ethical governance and classes on public affairs.
  • Participate in faculty governance through service on departmental, college and university committees.
  • Engage with the professional and public service community.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to collaboration and engagement with diverse scholars and stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in public affairs or closely related field
  • Strong publication record in public affairs, participation in research grants, and demonstrated impact of research.
  • Publications relevant to ethical governance; demonstrated impact to the area of ethical governance.
  • Strong record of public/community engagement relevant to ethical governance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with and commitment to contributing to an inclusive and collegial community in teaching, research, and community engagement.
  • Service on committees and leadership roles in departmental, college or university activities.
  • Mentorship of graduate students. Curriculum development regarding classes in ethical governance or closely related area.

Direct link to UArizona Talent Application website: 

Required Documents:

  • Cover letter Curriculum vitae Research Statement Teaching Statement

Those who are invited to continue in the application process will also be asked to provide a sample of their scholarly work and letters of recommendation.

The application review process will begin December 11, 2023, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The expected start date is August 2024.

Contact for applicant questions: Professor Brint Milward at

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