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Associate or Full Professor, Public Management and Policy

University of Illinois Springfield
Springfield, Illinois
Commensurate with Experience
Date posted
Mar 21, 2024

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

The University of Illinois Springfield invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Associate or full Professor position within the School of Public Management & Policy. Qualification for the position includes an earned doctorate in public administration, public policy, political science, or a related field. Teaching responsibilities include core courses within the DPA program and elective courses in the MPA and MPP programs. This position will support 5-6 dissertation committees by a combination of chairing and serving as a committee member. Applicants should have a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications. Experience in online teaching is desirable.

This is a full-time on-campus position tenure-track academic appointment. UIS tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the university community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and service.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.   

Duties & Responsibilities:

Teaching: A 3/3 teaching load is standard. Courses to be taught include: PAD651 Leading Social Sector Change and Innovation, PAD652 Public Management Seminar: Connecting Practice and Theory, PAD654 Research Design, PAD508 Economics and Public Policy, and PAD533 Program Evaluation.

Scholarship: Evidence of high-quality scholarship and an active research agenda. Meet scholarship expectations as described in the UIS Faculty Personnel Policy.

Service: Evidence of high-quality professional service. Meet service expectations as described in the UIS Faculty Personnel Policy.


Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in public administration, public policy, political science, or a related field.

A record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service.


Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in online teaching

Application deadline: 4/19/2024

Application instructions: Click the "Apply Now" button at the top or bottom of the posting, create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload current curriculum vita or resume, evidence of teaching effectiveness. Contact information for professional references will be requested later in the search process. Formal review of applications will begin soon after application deadline and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

About UIS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves approximately 4,000 students in 60 undergraduate programs of study, 41 minors, 44 graduate programs of study, 1 doctorate, 43 graduate certificates, coursework that leads to 8 ISBE endorsements. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. The University emphasizes excellence in teaching, and faculty are also expected to provide a balance of scholarship and service activities to meet requirements for tenure and promotion. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at and the department/school web page at

About Springfield, Illinois:

Union Affiliation: Tenure-track faculty positions at more than half-time are represented by the University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) Local 4100, University of Illinois Springfield United Faculty Chapter, IFT-AFT, AFL-CIO.

UIS employees are strongly encouraged to stay up to date with the most recent COVID-19 vaccination available as a barrier to serious illness.

UIS employment in this role is not covered by Social Security, and instead, is covered by the State Universities Retirement System

  1. You do not pay Social Security taxes and your earnings will not be on your Social Security record. (Your record will, however, show your Medicare wages.)
  2. Your pension from the State Universities Retirement System may affect the amount of your:

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted by contacting UIS HR at or call 217-206-6652.

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