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Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor position at the University of Illinois at Chicago

We are filling a new role of clinical professor position in our department at the Assistant or Associate level. 
This new faculty member will primarily teach in our undergraduate public policy and our MPA programs. We also hope that this person will immediately or eventually serve as director of the undergraduate program. In this case, the teaching load will likely be six per year and a two course reduction to accommodate the administrative assignment.
This clinical position is designed for someone who is looking for a permanent position at a research university and is a strong teacher, but does not want to deal with the research expectations that go with the tenure track position. Clinical faculty in the Department of Public Administration are evaluated on the basis of teaching and service. The Clinical position is not temporary, but simply not tenure track. Our Assistant Clinical Professors have a path for promotion to Associate and Full Professors. 
Please share this announcement with anyone you think might be interested in this opportunity. It could be a great opportunity for someone who wants to be at an urban research university but does not want the research expectations that go with tenure track positions. It could also be a great opportunity for someone who enjoys teaching undergraduate students and wants the opportunity to help shape their careers. UIC has a highly diverse student body and many of our undergraduate students are first generation college students.
The search closes on January 4, 2016. We may extend it by a few weeks, but  I am not sure yet. 
Best Regards,

Jered B. Carr, Ph.D.,
Professor and Department Head, Department of Public Administration

Co-Editor and Managing Editor, Urban Affairs Review
Email: urban.affairs.review@gmail.com
Web: http://uar.sagepub.com/

University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

Office Location thru January 2016
818 S. Wolcott Street, Room 406
Chicago, Illinois 60612
312-413-7853  f 312-996-8804


After January 2016
412 South Peoria Street, 132 CUPPA Hall
Chicago, Illinois  60607
312-413-7853  f 312-996-8804


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 (buffill@uic.edu). Active screening of applicants begins on January 5, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the University of Illinois at Chicago not to engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era and to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations.