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Assistant Professor in Public Policy, Tenure Track

Rutgers University, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy
New Jersey, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Statistics, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level with a specialty in public policy. While topical areas are open, we are particularly interested in scholars in the areas of public finance, policies impacting racial and economic disparities, and political institutions and processes.  The faculty member will teach in the NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Policy (MPP) program and related graduate and undergraduate programs in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The faculty member will teach at least one required course for MPP students in the area of public policy theory, public economics, or policy analytical methods.

The ideal candidate is required to show clear signs that she/he/they will:

  • Have a PhD in Public Policy, Political Science, Economics or a related discipline. A focus on applying a racial equity and social justice lens is highly desirable.
  • Be clearly establishing a research profile of refereed research in high-impact journals and through conference presentations.
  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to secure peer-reviewed external grant funds and the ability to be a team leader on funded research supporting and supervising doctoral students and postdoctoral associates.
  • Demonstrate interest, skills and hands-on experience with teaching, with knowledge of inclusive and active teaching practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to network with external stakeholders and to communicate with the public via social media and other sources.

The Bloustein School values interdisciplinary scholars. Applicants must have a doctorate degree, and we they must have their degree by May 31, 2022.  As a campus with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring students from under-represented groups.  We are committed to a diverse workforce and maintaining a learning and working environment that is welcoming to all. The standard teaching assignment will include a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses. Salaries and benefit packages and other forms of professional support offered by the university are competitive.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021.

If you have questions about the Bloustein School or this position please email

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

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