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Assistant Professor - Policy

Employer
University of Nebraska at Omaha - School of Public Administration
Location
Omaha, Nebraska
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Nov 28, 2023

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

The School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha, seeks applicants for a tenure-track
faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an emphasis in public policy, to begin August
2024. Candidates should be ABD or hold a PhD in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, or a
related field. ABD candidates will only be considered so long as they are near completion of their PhD.
We seek candidates who will make significant contributions to teaching in our doctoral, masters, and
undergraduate programs and to rigorous research that broadly connects policy processes to public and
nonprofit management and the larger governance environment. The School boasts a 2:2 teaching load
for productive research faculty. Candidates should also be able to teach in both face-to-face and online
settings, and demonstrate promise of excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to community
engagement along with the ability to support the strategic efforts of the School. Review of applications
will begin on January 16, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran
status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is
a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.
The School of Public Administration boasts a supportive and collaborative academic culture. It is home
to one of the longest-accredited MPA programs in the country, enrolling approximately 250 graduate
students each year, offering the program both online and on campus. The MPA program is ranked
among the top 10-percent of all such programs in the upcoming 2019 edition of America’s Best
Graduate Schools, and is ranked #5 in Public Budgeting and Finance, #7 in Local Government, and #12 in
Nonprofit Management. The School is also home to a BS in Emergency Management, BS in Aviation,
several minors including in Cross-Sector Collaborative Leadership, MS in Urban Studies, and PhD in
Public Administration. The University of Nebraska at Omaha is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University
and faculty regularly have the opportunity to work with PhD students. For more information, visit our
web page at http://spa.unomaha.edu or contact the chair of the search committee: Dr. Nuri Heckler
(nheckler@unomaha.edu).
To apply for this position, please go to https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/18841. The
application must include: current curriculum vita; a letter addressing experience and qualifications; the
names and contact information for three references; and a document containing evidence of teaching
excellence in diverse classrooms, productive scholarly research, and commitment to community
engagement.

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