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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 122525
Title: Associate Professor
Functional Title: Associate Professor
Category Status: 01-Faculty Tenured
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100%
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:

The School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland seeks to hire a tenured Endowed Associate Professor, focused on philanthropy and nonprofit leadership, to start in the 2017/18 academic year. In addition to being a faculty member in the School, this individual will be one of multiple, new endowed faculty hired in the next several years focused on philanthropy and nonprofit management and affiliated with the School’s Do Good Institute ( Created in September 2016, the Do Good Institute builds on the momentum and foundational work of the School and its Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (founded in 2012 and now expanded to become the Institute), which is already home to robust graduate offerings in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership, an expanding undergraduate curriculum, significant domestic and international applied learning experiences, a deep and innovative campus-wide approach to driving an entrepreneurial culture and practice of doing good, meaningful partnerships with NGOs and foundations locally and globally, and a commitment to research and dissemination that builds on and informs the work of doing good. The Do Good Institute serves as the campus-wide catalyst and hub of the University’s new Do Good Campus initiative and further extends this mission into the community. Support for this and other initiatives in the School of Public Policy is expected to top $75 million from individual and family philanthropy, state backing, corporate and foundation investment, and university resources.

Successful candidates should be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in nonprofit management and philanthropy, to contribute to the School’s core curriculum in its undergraduate major and master’s degrees, to mentor Ph.D. students and junior faculty, and to complement the School’s strengths in substantive policy areas. We are seeking a scholar with a robust research agenda, with research interests in the following areas: social enterprise/innovation, fundraising, or nonprofit/NGO leadership and management. A proclivity for collaboration is important, as well as the ability to contribute to a robust, generative research environment in our School. We are interested in individuals with local/domestic and global interests. Applicants who would enhance the diversity of the school, including women and minorities, are especially encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

Those applying should have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline, including but not limited to public policy, public administration, economics, political science, law, psychology or management, and should be able to meet the requirements of the School of Public Policy and the University of Maryland for a tenured associate professor.


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Additional Information:

The University of 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 new B.A. in Public Policy that is the only undergraduate public policy degree being offered inside the Washington, D.C. beltway; and a signature MPP degree with robust specializations (primarily for pre-career students) as well as a Masters of Public Management degree (primarily for mid-career students). The School’s Ph.D. program was recently rated amongst the top ten nationally by the National Research Council. The School also offers a number of highly-regarded 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: 11/01/2016
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/02/2016
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. Writing Sample 1
Optional Documents

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