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Assistant/Associate Professor

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 122525
Title: Associate Professor
Functional Title: Assistant/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 University of Maryland School of Public Policy
Faculty Appointment in Public Budgeting and Financial Management (Assistant or Associate Professor)

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy seeks a tenure-track assistant or associate professor starting Fall 2018. The School seeks candidates with an active research agenda in the areas of public budgeting and financial management. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated research success resulting in peer-reviewed publications that would plausibly predict tenurability (for Assistant Professor candidates) or those with a record that is already tenurable (for Associate Professor candidates). Because of our interest in further enhancing our connections in the state of Maryland and with local governments, the successful candidate for this position should have a research agenda that prominently features state and local issues related to budgeting and financial management.

We are interested in candidates who can teach the core and elective public budgeting and financial management courses in the Master’s curriculum, as well as being able to participate in the School’s new undergraduate major and advise doctoral students. Two of the School’s specializations require a course in state, local, and nonprofit financial management; preference will be given to candidates able to teach it.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should hold an earned doctorate or should expect to earn a doctorate by the end of the 2017-18 academic year. Doctorates should be in public policy, public administration, economics, or political science. Women and members of minorities whose hiring would enhance the School’s diversity are especially encouraged to apply.


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

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy is a top-ranked graduate school of public policy and management with a faculty of scholars and distinguished practitioners. In addition to its signature MPP degree (primarily for pre-career students) with robust specializations, the School also offers 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 inaugurated an undergraduate major in public policy in the fall of 2017, and hosts several 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.

Will hire at either level based on experience and education.

Posting Date: 08/16/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 10/01/2017
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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