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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 106349
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:

The School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland
seeks to hire one tenure-track faculty member in economic
policy at the rank of assistant professor, to start in the 2018-
2019 academic year. Applicants should 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 welcome applicants
across a wide range of research areas within economic policy,
including social policy (education, health, and labor policy);
fiscal policy (tax and expenditure); international
development; international trade; and economic aspects of
security policy. We welcome candidates with policy-related

experience. Successful candidates should be able to teach
courses in the school’s undergraduate major in Public Policy,
master's programs in public policy, public management, and
public administration, and PhD program. 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 (or expect to
receive the doctorate by the end of the 2017-18 academic
year) in economics, public policy, or another relevant field.


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 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 among 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 organizations, the state capital of Maryland,
and many private policy-research organizations.

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

Posting Date: 08/16/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/30/2017
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
  1. Supplemental Document 1

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