Adjunct faculty position in the Public Policy (MPP) and Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) programs. Position duties include teaching in the Public Policy (MPP) and Public Policy and Administration programs (MPPA), co-supervising or serving as Second Reader of capstone projects, and effectively mentoring graduate students. Adjunct Faculty hold expertise and experience in the areas of public policy, public administration, or a related field that allows for teaching within the MPP and MPPA programs.

The Department is currently looking for instructors to teach in a variety of areas, including Public Administration; Public Policy Analysis; Political Economy and Economic Analysis; Public Finance and Budgeting; Applied Research Methods in Public Sector Settings; and Health and Human Rights concentration courses, including Human Rights & Health Policies Outcomes, Human Right to Health, and Contemporary Human Rights and Health Issues.

Education/Experience:
  • A doctorate in Public Policy, Public Administration, or a related field that allows for teaching within the MPP/MPPA programs, is preferred
  • A Master’s in Public Policy, Public Administration, or a related field with extensive professional work experience in areas that allow for teaching within the MPP/MPPA programs (i.e., a minimum of 5 years of public policy-related experience) is required
  • Demonstrate a strong record and aptitude for graduate-level teaching
  • Exemplify the scholar-practitioner training model in terms of curriculum design and/or delivery
  • Strong proficiency in community-engaged scholarship and other professional activities related to public policy and/or public administration
  • The position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to collaborate effectively with students, faculty, and professional staff
  • Demonstrated commitment to socially responsible practice, social justice issues, and diversity are important
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and train culturally diverse students with proven teaching strategies
  • The position requires a sufficient mix of academic training and professional work experience outside of academe applicable to public policy/administration, including research, analysis, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Specialized training or expertise in applied research in public and not-for-profit settings, public policy analysis, public administration, political economy and economic analysis in public sector settings, and health and human rights, preferred


Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Teaches in the Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) program, (co-) supervises Capstone projects, and effectively mentors graduate students.
  • Teaches courses in any of the following areas: applied research, applied public policy and/or economic analysis, public administration, public sector leadership and management, advocacy strategy, health and human rights including human rights policies and outcomes, the human right to health
  • Supports the Program Chair in SLOAP reporting.
  • Supports and models the University’s mission and values of social interest, compassion, justice, respect for the individual, honors diversity and difference, intellectual rigor, optimism, and collaboration.


Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

As part of Adler's equal employment opportunity policy, Adler will also take affirmative action to ensure that minority groups of individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

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