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Open Rank Teaching Professor - Public Policy, Management, and Analytics

Department of Public Policy, Management, and Analytics - UI Chicago
Chicago, Illinois (US)
Depends on experience and rank
Date posted
Feb 1, 2024

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The Department of Public Policy, Management, and Analytics (DPPMA) in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) ( plans to hire a new non-tenure-track teaching professor beginning in August 2024 at the assistant or associate level.

The Department offers four graduate degrees: the Master in Public Administration (MPA), which is fully accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the Master in Public Policy (MPP), the Master of Science in Civic Analytics (MSCA), and the PhD in public administration. The DPPMA also offers an undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Public Policy.

Teaching Faculty contribute to the DPPMA through teaching and service. The successful candidate’s primary duties will be teaching in the department’s MPA, MPP, and MSCA programs along with some teaching at the undergraduate level. The teaching load for non-tenure track teaching faculty is eight courses over two semesters. It is expected that this load will involve one or more courses that are repeated in a given year (e.g., teaching the same course in the fall and spring or teaching more than one section of a course, possibly in different modalities). The DPPMA offers courses in person, hybrid in person/online, synchronously online, and asynchronously online, so candidates should be willing to teach in all of these modalities. Teaching accounts for 80% of teaching faculty members’ time allocation. Teaching faculty are expected to spend the remaining 20% on service, which may include service at the department, college, and university levels or service to the profession (e.g., serving in leadership roles in professional organizations).

This is an in-person position located in the Chicago area. Candidates with teaching experience in public administration, political science, public policy, or related fields are preferred. Professional experience working in either a government or nonprofit setting is preferred, but not required. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach core and elective courses in more than one of the DPPMA’s degree programs. A strong commitment to excellent teaching, especially at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and a commitment to curriculum development is expected. Teaching Faculty must have a PhD or a terminal degree in a field related to the teaching domain by August 2024. Individuals who are members of a recognized underrepresented group are particularly encouraged to apply.

Teaching faculty are a valued and crucial element of the DPPMA’s workforce and hold positions through which they contribute to the service and teaching missions of the department and university. At UIC non-tenure track teaching professors have clear career ladders and generally receive multi-year renewable contracts. Non-tenure system faculty including teaching professors are represented by UIC United Faculty Local 6456, IFT-AFT, AAUP. The most recent contract can be viewed at  

The University of Illinois Chicago is located just west of Chicago's Loop and is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges.


The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs was created in 1995 as part of UIC's Great Cities Initiative. It houses two academic departments (Public Policy, Management, and Analytics and Urban Planning and Policy). The College also hosts seven research centers: the Government Finance Research Center, the Great Cities Institute, the Urban Transportation Center, the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, the Center for Urban Economic Development, the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement, and the Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement.


Application Procedure: For fullest consideration, please apply by March 1, 2024, via the University application system: (Job ID # 1023300). A completed on-line application and the following attachments are required for consideration: a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience.  Please make sure to enter contact information, including email addresses, of three professional references in the application.

For specific questions about the application, please send an email to Ms. Sari Buffill ( For questions about the position, please contact Faculty Search Chair Yonghong Wu ( Active screening of applicants begins on March 1, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.


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