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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 106348
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant/ Associate 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:

University of Maryland, School of Public Policy
Assistant and Associate Professors

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at the University of Maryland is seeking two new faculty members focused on nonprofit leadership and philanthropy, to start in the 2018-2019 academic year. One position will be as Assistant Professor; the other position can be at the rank of either Associate or Assistant Professor. These faculty positions represent an exciting expansion of the School’s work in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership. We are seeking scholars with a robust domestic and/or global research agenda to contribute to the strong research environment in our School.

The University of Maryland is committed to becoming one of the leading universities in the area of philanthropy, nonprofit leadership, and social innovation. In September 2016, President Wallace Loh announced $75 million in new private and public funding to make Maryland the first Do Good Campus, enhancing the education of students and the research of faculty to produce positive change in the community. The Do Good Institute (, housed in School of Public Policy, is the leader of this initiative.. See the attached “Background to the Do Good Institute” for a description of the Institute. School of Public Policy faculty and students affiliated with the Do Good Institute carry out significant scholarly research and thought leadership with implications for policy and practice.

The School of Public Policy offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate curricula in this area. We seek faculty who can contribute to teaching in the Ph.D. program, MPP, and MPP-MBA specialization in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, a new undergraduate major in Public Policy with a focus on Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation, and a new undergraduate minor in Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation. We seek candidates who can also contribute to the School’s core public policy curriculum in its undergraduate major and master’s degrees, and who can mentor Ph.D. students.

The successful new members of our faculty should be entrepreneurial in their research, teaching, and service. Both faculty members hired through this search will enjoy affiliation with the Do Good Institute. An Associate Professor hired in this search will also serve as an Associate Director in the Institute, with research co-ordination responsibilities. 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. Application materials should include a letter of interest describing the candidate’s qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three references, and a recent publication or writing sample.


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.

Posting Date: 08/30/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 10/15/2017
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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