Assistant Professor in Political Science (Public Administration)

University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, NC
Closing date
Mar 28, 2023

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

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Day Shift (United States of America)

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Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation's strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department of Political Sciences

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Department of Political Science in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in public administration, public policy, and nonprofit studies, who will serve as a core faculty member for its Master of Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies (MPA) program to start in August 2023. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment.

The successful candidate should be able to teach some of our core MPA courses (e.g., Human Resource Management, Public Budgeting and Finance, Organizational Behavior, Nonprofit Management, Policy Analysis, and Community Development) as well as related undergraduate courses. The department's teaching load is two courses per semester, a total of four courses per year.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

* Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Policy or related field by the start of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

* Demonstrate evidence of a promising research agenda

* Demonstrate strong analytical, methodological, and empirical skills as well as aspire to the highest standards of scholarship, professional activity, and commitment to graduate and undergraduate education

Additional Information:


Completed applications received November 30, 2022 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Geoboo Song, at

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter describing their teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample preferably from a peer-reviewed publication or a dissertation chapter, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations (if available). Applicants must submit a diversity statement describing how their research, scholarship, creative endeavors, teaching, and service contributes to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants must submit the names and contact information of three references who are willing to provide letters of recommendation. Any related questions or concerns may be directed to Dr. Geoboo Song (, the search committee chair.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


The University of Arkansas is a research-intensive institution and the state's flagship university with over 30,000 students. It is located in northwest Arkansas, one of the most dynamic and fastest growing regions in the U.S. Fayetteville has consistently been ranked near the top of the list as one of the best places to live in the United States by media outlets such as U.S. News and World Report. The Department of Political Science consists of 23 full-time faculty and is committed to strengthening the diversity of its faculty, student body, and curriculum.

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, Diversity Statement, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Writing Sample

Optional Documents:

Other (see special instructions for details), Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Geoboo Song, Search Committee Chair,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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