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Community Engagement Assistant or Associate Professor of Professional Practice (NTT)

Rutgers University-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)
07102, Newark
Commensurate With Experience
Date posted
May 21, 2024

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School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers-Newark

Faculty Search in Community Engagement

Assistant or Associate Professor of Professional Practice (Non-Tenure Track)

Starting in September 2024



Summary of Position:


The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at the Newark Campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, seeks applicants for a full-time non-tenure track faculty position to begin in September 2024. We are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated history of actively engaging with communities and effectively instructing students from diverse cultural backgrounds. The candidate will be responsible for teaching two courses each Fall and Spring semester in the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing all community engagement activities within the School. This involves working with faculty to advance research related to community engagement missions, and fostering collaborations with our RU-N community, Newark and the Greater Newark community, and other external and internal stakeholders that contribute to the School's commitment to community improvement. It also involves contributing to the identification and application of grants and contracts that support the School’s community engagement efforts.


The candidate will play a pivotal role in cultivating a dynamic environment that promotes reciprocal relationships between academia and the broader community, thereby creating  sustainable positive impacts through collaborative research endeavors and knowledge-sharing initiatives.  The candidate will be expected to identify and work with relevant external/community partners for the School’s engagement activities, and serve as a resource for facilitating and promoting the School’s community engaged scholarship.   


The successful candidate will be a core faculty member in a NASPAA-accredited public administration program that is ranked 28th nationally in Public Affairs by US News and World Report and holds five other top-25 rankings in Public Affairs and Administration. The appointment is for a term of three years and can be renewed.


As a major public university in New Jersey's largest city, located just 20 minutes outside of NYC, 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 and building a civic dialogue. The campus is the most diverse national university in the United States and is ranked highly among doctoral degree-granting small universities in the country. Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The School of Public Affairs and Administration 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 both on-campus and online, an on-campus M.P.A., a fully online M.P.A., an Executive M.P.A., and a research-oriented Ph.D. Faculty are also involved in various certificate programs. Total enrollment is more than 800 degree and non-degree students.



Candidates must demonstrate evidence of excellence as a teacher in higher education, strong experience in public administration, as well as an understanding of and commitment to community engagement.




Review of applications will begin June 17th, 2024, and will continue until outstanding candidates are found. 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. Women and minorities 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, national origin, or other personal or professional characteristics that are either unrepresented or underrepresented in the particular department or unit of intended hire.



Desired Outcomes

  • Evidence of successful teaching Evidence of successful community engagement Evidence of service to the school Accessibility to students Increase grant support for focused community engagement initiatives.



To Apply


To ensure full consideration, candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching interests via


Candidates should also submit three letters of recommendation (to be sent directly to the Chair)


Questions should be addressed to:

Dr. Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia, Chair, Faculty Search Committee


Please consult the School and Campus websites for further information

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