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Assistant Professor of Political Science - Public Administration

Oakland University
Rochester, MI
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023

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Job Title Assistant Professor of Political Science - Public Administration Requisition No. 0000653 Job Description Summary

The Department of Political Science at Oakland University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Political Science-Public Administration, to begin August 15, 2023.

We seek a scholar in public and/or nonprofit administration able to teach Public Budgeting & Finance and Program Evaluation in our NASPAA-accredited MPA program. Candidates should also be able to teach public budgeting and public finance at the undergraduate level. A specialty in healthcare administration is desired but not required.

The teaching load in the department is 2-3 (5 total courses in an academic year). Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

OU COVID-19 vaccination policy: COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all Oakland University students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications

A PhD with a specialization in Public Administration or related field by appointment date, with the ability to teach Public Budgeting & Finance and Program Evaluation. Candidates must demonstrate active scholarship in the field of public administration. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to mentor practitioners in our MPA program.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for at least three references to Candidates will also provide a Diversity Statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, consistent with the MPA program Diversity Philosophy: "The OU MPA Program is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff. We will work to inculcate an awareness of the value of diversity and to impart the ability to interact respectfully and productively with all stakeholders in a variety of organizational settings, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, class, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, and/or veteran status." Once all required application materials have been uploaded through the online system, references will be contacted with a link through which they can submit letters of recommendation. Review of materials will begin on January 23 and will continue until the position is filled. Please address questions to Dr. Douglas Carr, Search Chair, via email:

School/College & Department/Program Summary

Our MPA (established 1979) is the second-oldest NASPAA-accredited program in Michigan, with concentrations in Healthcare Administration, Nonprofit Management, Local Government Management, Criminal Justice Leadership, and Court Administration. The MPA program strives to be a metropolitan, community-engaged hub for public service education & training.

Oakland University Standard Language

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor's degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan, Oakland University is committed to building ongoing and collaborative relationships with the surrounding communities. Community and civic engagement enhances the lives of our students and has a positive impact on our broader community.

Pay Basis Open Date 12/13/2022 Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Full-time Faculty EEO Statement

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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