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Online Assistant Professor 9 Mo for Political Science - F00573

Arkansas State University
Arkansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 20, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary:

The Department of Political Science at Arkansas State University invites applications for a non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Public Administration with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management. The NASPAA-accredited MPA program at A-State has approximately 200 students and is delivered in both traditional and online formats. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in assessment, program management or design, and robust teaching experience with diverse student populations. Candidates need to complete all the requirements of a Ph.D. in public administration (or related field) by June 1, 2022, or until the position is filled. Remote work options will be considered.

Duties & Responsibilities:


    Manages the program assessment process at both the university and accrediting body (NASPAA or the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration) levels, including coordinating faculty work in related duties and further developing and/or refining assessment measures Coordinates the provision of the Nonprofit Management Track for the program, including recruiting and recommending faculty to teach the courses and handling student inquiries about the track Teaches courses in the program; must be able to teach all nonprofit courses and may teach other courses as needed, including MPA Capstone Serves as lead Nonprofit Track instructor; develops and coordinates the distribution of academic policies, procedures, and initiatives for the track in conjunction with the MPA Director Evaluates all student files for online mode program admission; refers complex cases to the MPA Director or discusses with the MPA Director as needed Manages the provision and scheduling of online courses in coordination with the MPA Director, Political Science Chair, A-State Online Services (AOS), and Political Science Administrative Assistant, as needed Assists the MPA Director with the development of program policies; fills in for the MPA Director as needed Assists with recruiting adjunct instructors Performs other related duties as needed



Knowledge, skills, and abilities required or applicable to the position responsibilities and area of specialization including special abilities

General Days/Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed. Regular and reliable attendance and communication is highly important for this position.


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Please include the following on page four of your application for complete consideration:
(1) A statement of purpose indicating teaching and research interests and credentials as well as the candidate’s interest in program assessment and management,
(2) Curriculum Vitae,
(3) Graduate transcripts,
(4) Evidence of teaching ability,
(5) A Writing sample (a peer-reviewed article that was recently published or dissertation chapter will suffice),
(6) A statement indicating the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,
(7) Three (3) letters of recommendation (these may be submitted to Kathryn Pulliam,

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Public Administration or Political Science. Degree must either be in hand or, if ABD, completed within one year of the start date

Must possess strong teaching and research skills; a demonstrated commitment to public service

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