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Faculty Search: Rank-Open Position in Public Affairs and Administration

School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers-Newark
New Jersey, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Apr 26, 2024

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The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at the Newark Campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, seeks candidates for a rank-open, tenure-track position to begin in the Fall 2024, but alternate start dates will be considered. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: public administration, nonprofit management, public policy, local government, urban affairs, community development, public-private partnerships and performance measurement and management. Candidates will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and to teach in SPAA's MPA programs (both on campus and online) especially core courses, and our PhD and BA programs. Experience with, or interest in, teaching students with diverse cultural backgrounds is also important.

The appointee will become a core faculty member in a NASPAA-accredited public administration program that is ranked 7th nationally in Urban Policy, 8th in Public Management and Leadership, 10th in Nonprofit Management by U.S. News and World Report and holds two other top-25 rankings in Public Affairs. SPAA was ranked No. 7 Worldwide for Public Administration in 2023 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

As a major public university in New Jersey's largest city, located just a few miles from New York City, the Newark Campus of Rutgers provides students with the knowledge and preparation necessary for leadership roles in an increasingly complex society, with particular attention to its public mission as an anchor institution. The campus has consistently been ranked as one of the most diverse national universities in the United States. Rutgers-Newark is also ranked twelfth in prominence among doctoral degree-granting small universities in the country. Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. SPAA actively engages with the nonprofit and government communities in the greater Newark metro area. The School offers an undergraduate major in public and nonprofit administration, an on-campus MPA, a fully online MPA, an Executive MPA, and a research-oriented Ph.D. Faculty are also involved in several certificate programs. Total enrollment is more than 800 degree and non-degree students. Teaching and published research are each important to the School.

Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in public administration or a related field at the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin on May 1, and continue until the position is filled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Diversity and inclusion are a key foundational element of Rutgers University's Strategic Plan. In the goal to enhance faculty diversity, Rutgers defines diversity very broadly. Diversity may include, but is not limited to, gender, ethnicity, race, culture, sexual orientation, national origin, or other personal or professional characteristics that are either unrepresented or underrepresented in the particular department or unit of intended hire. Rutgers is a Hispanic-Serving and Minority-Serving Institution.

To ensure full consideration, candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching interests, and a list of at least 3 references. Candidates interested in this position should visit

Questions should be addressed to: Norma M. Riccucci (, Chair, Faculty Search Committee.

Please consult the School and Campus websites for further information ( and

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