Washington D.C.
May 17, 2023
Jun 21, 2023
Full Time


The Department of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Academic Year 2023-2024.  The appointment will be at the rank of Professorial Lecturer, with the title Executive-in-Residence. The appointment is for a 12-month term position and will commence on August 1, 2023.


Applicants should hold a PhD or other terminal degree.  Highly qualified applicants with a master’s degree related to public administration and policy will be considered.  The position will require the incumbent to teach three graduate courses per semester in public administration and policy and the Key Executive Leadership Program, including, but not limited to leadership, organizational analysis, team building/facilitation. The selected individual will also direct the new SPA Key Executive Undergraduate Leadership program. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.

Application Instructions

Salary is competitive.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Please submit applications via: http://apply.interfolio.com/125383.  Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers.  Please contact Rachel Whelan, Faculty Coordinator, 202-885-6201 or spa_academicaffairs@american.edu if you have any questions. 


American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.


Established in 1934, the School of Public Affairs offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of Government; Justice, Law, & Criminology; and Public Administration & Policy.  The Department of Public Administration & Policy offers five graduate degrees, an undergraduate minor, and several graduate certificates.  Its programs are consistently ranked among the best in the field of public affairs by U.S. News & World Report.  Learn more about the School of Public Affairs at www.american.edu/spa and about the Department of Public Administration & Policy at www.american.edu/dpap.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check. 

American University is required to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). In accordance with the Clery Act, each year American University prepares an Annual Security Report. This report contains campus crime statistics as well as descriptions of Public Safety's services. It is available to all applicants upon request by calling the Department of Public Safety at 202-885-2537 or the Annual Security Report is also available online.