Associate Professor of Political Science - Public Administration and MPA Director
Location: Rochester, Michigan
Internal Number: 22506
Job Description Summary:
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The Department of Political Science at Oakland University invites applications for an Associate Professor of Political Science-Public Administration, to begin August 15, 2022. The successful candidate will also be appointed to an initial 3-year term as MPA Director. This position is eligible for renewal during the 3rd year of each 3-year appointment.
We seek a scholar in public and/or nonprofit administration, able to teach broadly across the discipline at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Human Resource Management and Program Evaluation are immediate instructional needs in our NASPAA-accredited program.
The MPA Director supervises a full-time program coordinator and two graduate assistants, and responsibilities include overseeing curriculum development, student recruitment, and managing part-time faculty in the MPA program. The MPA Director position carries with it a two-course administrative release and stipend each regular academic year (and thus an annual teaching load of three courses in a normal academic year). Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
A PhD with a specialization in Public Administration or related field, with the ability to teach at least two MPA core courses. A record of scholarly achievement commensurate with rank of appointment according to department and Oakland University standards.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for at least three references to https://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/22506 . Candidates will also provide a Diversity Statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, consistent with the MPA program Diversity Philosophy:
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.