Term Assistant Professor of Public Administration

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 40
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:Juneau Campus Deans
Location: Juneau
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The Master of Public Administration Program in the School of Management at the University of Alaska Southeast invites applications for a 2-year term faculty position in Public Administration at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2020.

Duties:

100University and Public Service: Provide program advising for Master of Public Administration (MPA) students. Participate on university committees and any public committees that support the MPA mission. Participate on the Graduate Curriculum Committee. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a variety of graduate courses in the field of general public administration, including special topics courses related to the applicant’s specialty and experienceEssential

The Master of Public Administration Program in the School of Management at the University of Alaska Southeast invites applications for a 2-year term faculty position in Public Administration at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2020.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach a variety of graduate courses in the field of general public administration, including special topics courses related to the applicant’s specialty and experience. We are looking for candidates with a strong commitment to teaching and learning that will include working directly with Master's level students on topics relevant to Alaskan issues.  

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • A strong commitment to teaching and learning
  • Ability to teach a variety of Master of Public Administration courses and special topics relevant to area of expertise
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Ability to design and deliver practitioner-oriented curriculum through video conferencing platforms.
  • Ability to advise students in the MPA program
  • Ability to perform regular public service related to your discipline
  • Ability to perform appropriate university service
  • Ability to advise students in the MPA program
  • Able to offer electives that complement existing program emphasis areas
  • Ability to demonstrate successful work experience with public agencies in relation to public administration is preferred

Experience

  • Appropriate academic and practitioner experience will be considered in the employment decision; however, experience with Alaskan governmental and non-profit organizations is preferred
  • Experience in designing and delivering courses via video conferencing platforms is preferred
  • Experience working with students from diverse cultures and backgrounds is preferred
  • Experience working with community partners in developing successful academic programs is preferred
  • Experience teaching at the masters level

Education

  • A completed PhD or equivalent in Public Administration, Public Policy or a related field is required. Candidates with ABD at time of application may be considered with the requirement that the PhD must be awarded before August 13, 2020.

This is a two-year term, full-time 9-month faculty appointment at the University of Alaska Southeast.  All offers for employment will include full employee benefits and a competitive salary.  This position is covered by the UNAC collective bargaining agreement. 

The mission of the Public Administration program is to bring high quality education and training to public managers throughout Alaska. The Public Administration program at UAS is delivered through live online courses using various internet technologies. The program is practitioner oriented with the majority of the students being full-time professional public administrators with an average of 7-10 years experience in the field. The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is based in the capital city of Juneau, Alaska.  Juneau, located in beautiful Southeast Alaska, has a mild, maritime climate, exceptional outdoor and recreation values and a lively arts community.

More information about the Public Administration program can be found at http://www.uas.alaska.edu/arts_sciences/bpa/mpa/index.html

To Apply

Please apply prior to the review date. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on April 27, 2020. To ensure consideration in the initial review, please apply by 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time on April 26, 2020.

Interested applicants should include the following: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy and contact information for 3 professional references.

Union Representation

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Term Position: This position term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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