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Adjunct in Master of Public Policy and Administration

York College of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Security Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Faculty Affairs
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Part Time
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About York College of Pennsylvania:

Established in 1787, York College of Pennsylvania is a private, four-year college located in the city of York, a hub of arts and industry between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Housed on 190 picturesque acres, the college is known for its focus on experiential learning and community engagement, serving over 4,000 undergraduate and 300+ graduate students in more than 70 baccalaureate majors, along with 20+ graduate and professional programs. Deeply rooted in the liberal arts and recognized for excellence in its professional nursing, business, engineering, and education programs, York is ranked among the nation's top 50 Best Value Schools by U.S. News. The College's robust recreation and athletics program is among the best in the region, and is home to 23 NCAA III Division sports teams and 30+ intramural sports. A Princeton Review Best Northeastern College, York prides itself on its experienced, engaged faculty; its high-impact and student-centric philosophy; and its long-standing commitment to affordability and accessibility.

York College is committed to building a diverse college community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Job Description:

The Master of Public Policy and Administration Program is seeking to hire qualified adjunct faculty with public policy and/or public administration experience in government, non-profit, or for-profit organizations in the Masters degree program.

Adjunct faculty are expected to instruct students in both online and in-person settings; provide support and guidance on the academic materials and practical/professional application; and evaluate performance of specific learning outcomes. Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills and have a strong commitment to working a part of a collaborative team. Adjunct faculty work in collaboration with full-time faculty and the MPPA Program Director to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that assist students in the integration of knowledge, communication, and development of professional values in a public policy/administration environment.

Individual courses meet for instruction one night per week (Monday-Thursday), generally from 5:30-8:15pm. Individual courses typically meet for in-person instruction at the Center for Community Engagement (59 E. Market Street) in Downtown York.

Sample courses for instruction include, but are not limited to: Non-profit and public policy; Advocacy and political action; Law and public policy; Strategic planning


  • A Master's degree in a related field (MPP, MPA, MPPA, JD, Political Science, Sociology, etc?
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in the area of instruction.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the commitment of the Master of Public Policy and Administration program. We work to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. All member of our Program enrich our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage e with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. Accordingly, the MPPA Program is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, professional development and/or mentorship, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Further, the MPPA program is keenly interested in diversifying our faculty and encourages applications from diverse candidates. Candidates from historically underrepresented group(s) in higher education are strongly encourages to apply.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vita/resume, and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will occur on a rolling basis, depending upon the current needs of the program. While applications will continue to be accepted, for full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2021.


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