The School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for two tenure-track positions to begin August 2020. We seek candidates with strong potential for research productivity, the ability to teach core graduate courses in our programs, and a commitment to the university’s mission of inclusive excellence.
UMBC is a dynamic and growing public research university located in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor. US News and World Report regularly ranks UMBC in the top 10 of most innovative universities, and the Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes UMBC as one its “Great Colleges to Work For” in categories including cooperative governance, compensation, teaching environment, and work-life balance.
The School of Public Policy includes 9 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members and more than 30 affiliate faculty from related departments. We offer masters and PhD programs in public policy, and an accelerated BA/MPP pathway. The teaching load for this position is 2-2, with small classes, a generous course buy-out policy, start-up research funds, and support for external funding proposals through the interdisciplinary Center for Social Science Scholarship.
UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to include excellence in our faculty. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
A Ph.D. in public policy, public administration, economics, political science, sociology or a related field is required by August 2020.
Commitment to working with students with diverse life experiences and from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications – Position 1
Expertise to teach core courses in public management.
Research interests and/or the ability to supervise student research in areas such as nonprofits, collaborative governance, human resources, or social equity.
Preferred Qualification – Position 2
Expertise to teach courses in quantitative methods or program evaluation.
Research interests in policy analysis or evaluation that align with one of our substantive tracks (evaluation and analytic methods, economic policy, education policy, urban policy, health policy, environmental policy, or emergency services).
Please submit all application materials via Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/66607. For questions, please contact Dr. Jane Arnold Lincove, Search Committee Chair (email@example.com). Applicant review will begin on October 15, 2019 for position 1, and November 15, 2019 for position 2.
Complete applications will include:
a cover letter addressing research, teaching, and advising;
1-page statement of personal and professional commitment to inclusive excellence;
3 letters of reference;
one example of academic or published work.
Screening of Applications Begins:
Applicant review will begin on October 15, 2019 for position 1, and November 15, 2019 for position 2 and will continue until the positions are filled.
UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.
Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.