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Position Announcement: Portland State University

Position Announcement
Search for Public Administration Faculty Position in Public Budgeting & Finance Division of Public Administration, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government
Portland State University
The Division of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University seeks to fill a new nine-month tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for the Fall of 2016. This position seeks candidates whose core expertise is in public budgeting and finance, with the capacity to teach traditional public administration core courses and specialization courses in local government, environment and natural resources, global leadership and management, nonprofit management, health management and policy, and human resource management.  Priority will be given to candidates who are highly qualified to teach courses in research design and analytic methods.
The Public Administration Division also leads or contributes to other academic programs. This search will consider how candidates can contribute to the following: a new Master of Public Policy degree; a growing undergraduate civic leadership minor and a new undergraduate major in Urban and Public Affairs; the Master of Public Health; doctoral programs in Public Affairs and Policy and in Health Systems and Policy; and graduate certificates in Energy Economics and Policy, Food Systems, Nonprofit and Public Management, and Collaborative Governance. Applicants who have strong substantive areas of expertise that are relevant to these programs should emphasize them in their letter of application.
Candidates must meet the following qualifications:
Ø  Earned doctorate in a relevant discipline.
Ø  Demonstrated teaching competence in the areas of focus.
Ø  Demonstrated history of community engagement and collaboration, with evidence of the ability to generate funding to support research and engagement activities.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the Division’s academic programs, advise students, participate in divisional and institutional governance, and engage with community organizations in collaborative research, consultation and service activities. More information on the Division’s activities is available at http://www.pdx.edu/hatfieldschool/division-of-public-administration.
The Division currently enrolls over 375 undergraduate, masters and doctoral students. The Division is one of three academic programs in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, which also includes the Divisions of Political Science and Criminology and Criminal Justice. The Hatfield School of Government is one three schools that comprise The College of Urban and Public Affairs, which includes approximately 60 full-time faculty. Other schools in the College are the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, and the School of Community Health. 
Portland State University (www.pdx.edu) is a comprehensive public urban university of national distinction, located in one of the most livable cities in the United States.  The University employs approximately 2500 faculty and academic staff, with an enrollment of nearly 30,000 students.  PSU actively promotes the development of a network of institutions that serves the community, and it conducts research and community service to support a high quality educational environment.
Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/search
You will need to attach:
1) a letter of application including a brief background statement addressing teaching, research and community engagement interests;
2) curriculum vitae;
3) names and contact information for four references
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016 and continue until filled.  
The anticipated start date is September 16, 2016. 
Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Craig W. Shinn, Search Committee Chair, phone (503) 725-3921; e-mail: publicad@pdx.edu.
Portland State University is an Affirmative Action Equal opportunity institution and, in keeping with the President’s diversity initiative, welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

September 2015

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