Chair of the Department of Policy
Nominations and applications are invited for the position of
Chair of the Department of Policy Analysis and Management in the
College of Human Ecology at Cornell University.
Cornell University's Department of Policy Analysis and
Management (PAM) in the College of Human Ecology (CHE) invites
applications for a dynamic, visionary leader to serve as Chair. The
Department consists of 29 tenure track faculty spanning multiple
disciplines with strong depth in economics, sociology, and
demography. The Department offers a wide range of programs at all
degree levels, and the Chair position presents an opportunity for a
scholar to play a key role in supporting and elevating the social
sciences and public policy in CHE and Cornell University more
broadly. PAM serves as a hub for teaching in public policy,
currently offering a large undergraduate major in Policy Analysis
and Management, a Masters in Health Administration (the Sloan
Program), and a PhD in Policy Analysis and Management. PAM is
launching a new undergraduate major in Health Care and Policy and
contributes to teaching in the professional MPA degree offered by
the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA). The Department has
strong ties with schools and departments across Cornell, and
faculty lend their expertise to several graduate fields, including
Economics, Sociology, Public Affairs, Industrial and Labor
Relations (ILR), and Demography. The Department also has close
connections with and provides leadership to multidisciplinary
centers and institutes across campus, with PAM faculty leadingand
playing significant roles in the Cornell Population Center, the
Institute for Social Sciences, the Bronfenbrenner Center for
Translational Research (BCTR), and CIPA.
PAM faculty are exceptional in their research productivity.
According to Academic Analytics, the faculty in PAM ranked
5th in overall productivity among the 79 public policy programs
included in the analysis. PAM's annual operating budget for
2017-2018 was $9.6 million, including 77 percent from CHE and 23
percent from grants, contracts, federal appropriations, restricted
gifts, and endowment income.
The next Chairperson will be an internationally known scholar
with the ability to be strategic and visionary about PAM's future
opportunities, who can build on the positive trajectory that PAM
has established since its inception twenty years ago. The candidate
will need a scholarly record commensurate with tenure at the full
professor level and the ability to balance administration,
research, teaching, and public engagement. The primary
responsibilities of the Chair include providing leadership and
oversight of the department's academic programs and budgets, and
working closely with the department's administrative manager to
ensure a workplace that is supportive of faculty, staff, and
students. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the
ability to lead in a climate of collaboration, transparency, and
shared governance. The Chair also plays a key role in campus-wide
initiatives related to public policy and the social sciences. The
Department Chair reports to the Dean of CHE.
Ph.D. in Economics, Sociology, Public Policy, or a related
discipline. The candidate must be able to work and thrive in a
multi-disciplinary setting. Well qualified applications are
expected to have a record of excellence in research with leadership
experience and the ability to lead strategically and
collaboratively and communicate effectively with diverse groups,
including students, faculty, staff and external stakeholders.
To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest,
and names of three references through Academic Jobs Online,
Please contact the Search Committee Chair, Doug Miller (email@example.com), with any
questions. Cover letters can be addressed to: Kelly Musick,
Department Chair, Department of Policy Analysis and Management,
2301G MVR Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4401.
We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will
continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
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