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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 106345
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: PLCY-School of Public Policy
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Assistant Professor

Maryland School of Public Policy
Up to Three Assistant Professors

The School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland seeks to hire up to three tenure-track faculty members at the rank of assistant professor, to start in the 2017/2018 academic year. Successful candidates should be able to teach one or more core courses in the School’s Master’s in Public Policy (M.P.P) program and in the School’s pending undergraduate major in Public Policy. The School has particular needs for faculty to teach courses in economic analysis, quantitative methods, and issues related to governance, in addition to teaching courses in one or more specialized areas. It is important that applicants demonstrate the capacity to establish a research agenda that will lead to scholarly publications and the building of a record that will warrant promotion and tenure. We would welcome applicants across a number of different research specializations. Areas of active research interest in the school include: international security; international development; environment, energy and climate policy; social policy; philanthropy/nonprofit management; public management; and public finance and budgeting. Applicants who would enhance the diversity of the school, including women and minorities, are especially encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will commence on October 1, but the positions will remain open until filled. Since there are multiple positions to be filled, the review period is likely to extend well beyond October, and prospective applicants are urged to contact the search chair with any questions concerning the progress of the search.

Applicants are free to submit additional information that they believe might prove of use to the search committee, including copies of additional publications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Those applying should have an earned doctorate (or expect to receive the doctorate by the end of the 2016/17 academic year) in a relevant discipline, including public policy, public administration, economics, or political science. We are particularly interested in candidates who have already shown the capacity to do research resulting in peer-reviewed publications.


PREFERENCES. See the position summary for a description of the preferred areas of focus for this search.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

The Maryland School of Public Policy is a top-ranked school of public policy and management with a faculty of scholars and distinguished practitioners. The school offers a signature MPP degree with robust specializations in fields such as energy and climate policy, management and leadership, international security and economic policy, and social policy (primarily for pre-career students), as well as a Masters of Public Management degree (primarily for mid-career students). The PhD program was recently rated amongst the top ten nationally by the National Research Council. The School will be inaugurating an undergraduate major in public policy, commencing with the 2017-18 academic year, and hosts two undergraduate minors and living learning programs. It also offers a number of executive (degree and non-degree) programs for career executives in federal, state, and international agencies. The University of Maryland is located inside the Washington Beltway, within thirty minutes of federal agencies, major nonprofits, foundations, and NGOs, key international associations, the state capitol of Maryland, and many private policy-research organizations.

Posting Date: 07/21/2016
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/30/2016
Physical Demands


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
  4. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  5. Writing Sample 1
Optional Documents

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