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Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy

University of Connecticut
Connecticut, United States
Not specified
Date posted
May 21, 2018

The Department of Public Policy (DPP) at the University of Connecticut seeks to fill a one-year visiting position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. DPP is home to the NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration program (MPA), the on-line Graduate Program in Survey Research (GPSR), the minor in Public Policy, the Master of Public Policy (MPP), and four graduate certificate programs in Nonprofit Management, Public Financial Management, Leadership and Public Management and Survey Research.

The Department of Public Policy is located on the University of Connecticut’s Hartford Campus in Hartford, Connecticut. The University of Connecticut is a premier research institution–designated as a Research University/Very High research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. The Department of Public Policy has 14 faculty (plus adjunct) and over 1,000 alumni. The Department’s MPA program is ranked by the U.S. News and World Report as 44th among public programs and 9th among public finance and budgeting programs.    

This position will be filled at the Visiting Assistant Professor level. This is primarily a teaching position and the right candidate will be expected to teach in the area of public and nonprofit management, and/or other areas of specializations within the Department. Preference will be given to candidates who have research and/or teaching interests in public management, organization theory and behavior, human resource management, project management, labor relations, evaluation of nonprofit programs, fiscal health or financial management of nonprofit organizations, economics of philanthropy and charitable giving, and/or social entrepreneurship.

The successful candidates’ primary teaching assignments will be to offer core and elective classes in the MPA program, the MPP program and the undergraduate minor. The specific teaching assignment will be determined based on the abilities and interests of the candidate and the needs of the Department and might include graduate or undergraduate classes at the Hartford Campus or the main campus in Storrs. Duties include teaching and service to the Department and University.


An earned Ph.D. in public administration, public policy, economics, political science, sociology, or related field. Successful applicants will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. prior to start for the Visiting Assistant Professor position.


Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated teaching excellence and superior communication skills. Candidates who contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience are preferred.


One-Year term appointment. Rank and salary are based on qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply” to submit the following on Academic Jobs Online ( indicating search #2018580 and the position that you are applying for. Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations (if applicable) and list of three professional references (with email, phone number and mailing address). Any questions about the position may be sent to: Mohamad Alkadry, Department Head, Department of Public Policy at Review of applicants will begin on June 6 and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check (Search #2018580).

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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