Instructional Faculty: Full or Associate Professor - Master of Public Administration Director

Arlington, VA, VA
Jul 18, 2018
Mar 27, 2019
Education, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Instructional or Research Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Instructional Faculty: Full or Associate Professor - Master of Public Administration Director

The George Mason Universitys Schar School of Policy and Government is seeking an innovative scholar, at the Full or Associate Professor level, to lead the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program starting no later than Fall 2019. The School has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment. The School offers both graduate and undergraduate programs in public administration, public policy, government, and a variety of specializations.

Responsibilities: We seek an energetic individual to provide leadership, management and vision for the MPA program. The Director works closely with the Dean, Associate Deans, and other program Directors.

Required Qualifications: Applicants should have an established academic record with a Ph.D. in public administration, political science or related field. The candidate should be able to teach MPA core and elective classes with the expectation that the Director will be an active scholar while providing the public face of the program.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with NASPAA, ASPA or other professional organization(s) is desired. Senior management experience in the government, public or non-profit sector is preferred. We encourage faculty members to be active in seeking outside funding for a variety of research, service, and training areas; experience in generating funding support would be a benefit.

The Schar Schools highly-ranked, NASPAA-accredited MPA program has over 250 students and 3000 graduates. The Schar School of Policy and Government has over 80 faculty members representing a variety of disciplines. The School hosts three Ph.D. programs (including Political Science, Public Policy, and Biodefense), more than 10 Masters degree programs (including MA in Political Science; Masters of Public Policy, and Masters of Public Administration), and two undergraduate degree programs (BA in Government and International Politics; BS in Public Administration). The School is housed on two campuses in Fairfax and Arlington, Virginia. The faculty of the school come from many academic backgrounds including political science, public policy, computer science, anthropology, economics, engineering, and others. More information can be found about the Schar School at

For full consideration completed applications must be received by October 1, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a CV, and the names of three references; you must apply and submit all materials on the George Mason University website, The position will remain open until filled.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8613Z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of interest, a CV, and the names of three references.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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