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Assistant, Associate or Professor - Archive
Planning, Public Policy and Management

Posting: 12355
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2012-03-14

Professor, Rank Open                                                                                     
University of Oregon Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management
Starting Date:  September 16, 2013

The Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) at the University of Oregon anticipates an opening for a tenure-track faculty position starting fall 2013.  Strong candidates with research and teaching interests in any applied public policy/public administration area will be considered.  The position may be filled at any rank from assistant to full professor.  We seek candidates pursuing an applied policy-relevant research program with demonstrated scholarly potential and strong teaching skills.

Research that informs a broad audience of academicians, policy makers, and practitioners is of particular interest to us.  We seek candidates who are able to consider broad applications of evidence-based policy making and management in the classroom at the undergraduate and graduate level, and in an interdisciplinary setting. Opportunities for research and programmatic collaboration exist with colleagues in related departments and schools (e.g. Economics, Geography, Political Science, School of Law, College of Business, School of Education) and research centers and programs.

The successful candidate will be able to teach core courses in the master of public administration (MPA)program, as well as offer elective courses in his or her area of interest.  In our hybrid MPA program, mixing both policy and administration, both curricula emphasize the importance of evidence-based decision making with rigorous coursework and practical field-based applications.  Program leadership opportunities for experienced candidates may be available.  The preferred candidate would be able to teach one of the following courses: nonprofit management, project management, program evaluation, public sector theory, public management, or strategic planning.

The MPA at UO provides a rigorous two-year program curriculum combining academic theory, analytic skills, and real-world applications so that students become effective and creative leaders in public service.  A central focus of the program is to prepare students to become evidence-based policy makers, analysts, and managers.  The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.  In addition to the MPA, PPPM offers a master of nonprofit management and a master of community and regional planning.  The department also offers a graduate certificate and an undergraduate minor in nonprofit management, and has a demanding pre-professional undergraduate major and minor.

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in public policy, public administration, economics, political science, or a closely related field. ABDs may be considered, but degree completion prior to September 2013 is expected.  Candidates must have strong quantitative research skills.  Qualitative research skills are also valued, particularly for candidates whose field of research involves management and administration of policies.  We offer competitive salaries and a supportive interdisciplinary environment.  We seek candidates with demonstrated effectiveness in working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.  The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley, with easy access to snow-capped mountains and scenic coastlines. 

TO APPLY:  Submit the following by email: 1) cover letter describing research and teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) evidence of teaching excellence, 4) contact information for three references, and 5) a scholarly writing sample.  Review of applications will commence November 1, 2012, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.  Application materials should be emailed to Ms. Linda Dent at ldent@uoregon.edu and addressed to:

Chair, MPA Search Committee
Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management
University of Oregon

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