Professor and Department Head, Department of Public Administration
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
New Clinical Professor Appointment in Public Administration
The Department of Public Administration (DPA) in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) (http://www.uic.edu/cuppa/pa) plans to hire a new non-tenure-track faculty member at the Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor level beginning in August 2016.
The public administration program offers two graduate degrees: the Master in Public Administration (MPA), which is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, and the Ph.D. The DPA also offers a new undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Public Policy. We also have a large and active program of international students.
The successful applicant’s primary duties will be teaching in the department’s undergraduate public policy program including courses in the policy process and policy analysis. A strong commitment to excellent teaching, especially at the undergraduate level and a commitment to curriculum and program development is expected.
Candidates with an earned PhD or who can demonstrate high likelihood of degree completion by August 2016 in public administration, political science, public policy, or a related field are preferred. Candidates with demonstrated expertise and the capacity to teach courses in public policy are preferred. In exceptional cases candidates without a PhD may be considered if they have sufficient relevant experience. Successful candidates will have teaching and service responsibilities equivalent to eight courses over two semesters. Individuals who are members of a recognized underrepresented group are particularly encouraged to apply.
Clinical faculty are a valued and crucial element of the DPA’s workforce and hold positions through which they contribute to the service and teaching missions of the department and university. At UIC clinical faculty have clear career ladders and generally receive multi-year renewable contracts. Non-tenure system faculty including clinical professors are represented by UIC United Faculty Local 6456, IFT-AFT, AAUP. The most recent contract can be viewed at http://uicunitedfaculty.org/docs/NTS-CBA-8-16-12-through-8-15-15-copy.pdf.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is located just west of Chicago’s Loop, it enrolls 29,000 students and is the largest public research university in the Chicago area. The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs was created in 1995 as part of UIC’s Great Cities Initiative. It houses two academic programs (Public Administration and Urban Planning and Policy). The College also hosts nine research centers: the Survey Research Laboratory, the Great Cities Institute, the Urban Transportation Center, the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, the Great Cities Urban Data Visualization Lab, the Center for Urban Economic Development, the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement, Center for Public Safety and Justice and the Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement.
Application Procedure. For fullest consideration, please apply by January 4, 2016 via the University application system: https://jobs.uic.edu (Job ID # 57814). A completed on-line application and the following attachments are required for consideration: a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience and contact information, including email addresses, of three professional references. For specific questions about the position, please send an email to Ms. Sari Buffill (firstname.lastname@example.org). Active screening of applicants begins on January 5, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
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