Associate Professor & Director of the Master of Public Administration Program

University of Delaware
Newark, DE
May 18, 2022
May 22, 2022
Full Time
Associate Professor & Director of the Master of Public Administration Program Apply now () Job no: 496744 College / VP Area:Biden School Public Pol/AdminWork type: Faculty Location: Newark Categories: Public Policy & Administration, Full Time University of Delaware Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & AdministrationAssociate Professor & Director of the Master of Public Administration ProgramThe Biden School of Public Policy & Administration at the University of Delaware invites applications for the position of Director of its highly ranked Master in Public Administration Program. The University of Delaware received its charter from the state in 1833. Located on the Northeast corridor in scenic Newark, Delaware, the University is within two hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies the institution as a research university with very high research activity. The University of Delaware has received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation.The successful candidate for the Director of the Public Administration Program (MPA) should be qualified for a tenured appointment at the Associate Professor level with the expectation that the individual will develop a record that will, in due course, justify promotion to full professor. The MPA Director will teach courses and be responsible for the governance and management of the Program. This position will report to the Biden School Dean who is responsible for the overall management of the School. The expected start date for the position is September 1, 2022, though a January start date is possible.The duties of this position include: chairing meetings of the MPA faculty, recommending changes to the MPA curriculum; preparing an annual report and special reports to its accrediting agency, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA); chairing the MPA admissions committee; scheduling courses; participating in marketing and recruitment activities; and administering a program that allows undergraduate students to take master's level courses and complete the requirements for an MPA degree one year after completion of their undergraduate programs. The applicant must have a strong record of scholarly publications and accomplishments, community engagement and strong leadership skills, and experience with online course delivery. Research focus/area is open, although interests in research and teaching in the fields of nonprofit management and health policy and/or management are of interest.The Biden School has a tradition of integrating academic excellence with professional practice. The Biden School equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform research and public service activities that address pressing social and economic problems in communities nationally and internationally. The Biden School engages faculty, professional staff, and students from a variety of disciplines and diverse backgrounds in the classroom, on public service project teams, and in collaboration with outside organizations. The School offers four PhD degrees, six Master's degree programs and three undergraduate degrees. It has nine affiliated research centers. (See) Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will not be contacted without the candidate's permission. Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the current faculty. For inquiries, contact: Profess Jessica Sowa, Search Committee Chair, at .Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative ActionThe University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.Applications close: Back to search resultsApply now () Refer a friend