The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) is seeking an adjunct instructor for its Fall 2020 course, PIA 2104 Financial Management. This is a fifteen-week, full semester course for 3.0 credits. The course begins on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, and runs through December 9, 2020. The course is in the evening on Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. The course repeats in the spring 2021 semester.
Financial Management is a required class for MPA students and an elective for masters students in other degree programs, as well as across the University. Financial management is critical for public administration and nonprofit management. As a survey course, this course will be an introduction to basic financial management concepts and the tools and techniques used in practice in both public and non-profit sectors. Students will be exposed to local and state government financial management principles, with limited applications at the federal level. The course will also cover the financial principals of management of nonprofit organizations. Students will be able to read and understand financial documents and financial statements, and understand taxes, tax policy, debt management and pension systems in examples from local and state governments.
Interested applicants should include a CV, letter of interest and a brief statement of teaching interests in their online application. Please include if you have post-secondary teaching experience.
Successful applicants will have at least a Master's degree in a relevant field and previous post-secondary teaching experience. Payment for this course will range from $3,000-$4,000. Please note, this position is classified as part-time temporary and is not eligible for benefits.
Financial management plays a central strategic and controlling role in public administration. It is the one element that can and does most easily shape and condition administrative behavior patterns through the allocation and management of scarce resources. This course introduces students to fundamentals of financial management concepts and practices in the public and non-profit sectors. The course will focus on understanding basic financial concepts, accounting, and budgeting for state and local government is and the financing fundamentals for the non-profit sector.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Parttime-Temporary
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae
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