SPA Hiring Three Tenure-Track Positions

Photo of Student Services buildingThe School of Public Affairs is hiring! We are looking for three tenured/tenure‐track faculty positions, at either the assistant professor or associate professor level, to start in August 2017. These positions will be in the nonprofit management, local government, and public management areas.

General descriptions of these open positions are below, along with links to the online application for each position on CU Careers.

Open Rank Assistant/Associate Professor — Nonprofit Management and Policy
U.S. News and World Report ranks the School of Public Affairs 15th nationally in this area. We are open to various approaches that complement our current strengths that may include social equity, collaboration, social innovation, community engaged research, nonprofit finance, grant writing, and philanthropy, among others. Visit CU Careers to apply.

Open Rank Assistant/Associate Professor — Local Government
The School of Public Affairs is ranked 25th nationally in this area by U.S. News and World Report. We welcome applicants from a diversity of theoretical approaches or substantive foci, such as city management, housing, transportation, gentrification, social‐equity issues, etc. Visit CU Careers to apply.

Assistant Professor — Public Management
U.S. News and World Report ranks the School of Public Affairs 24th nationally in this area. We are open to a variety of public management sub‐fields and theoretical perspectives, such as performance management, contracting, public finance, human resources, or other areas. Visit CU Careers to apply.

About the Positions
For all positions, we encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and/or candidates whose research itself focuses on issues related to diversity and/or social equity. Candidates with expertise crossing more than one of the three focal areas (nonprofit management, local government, public management) are welcomed, though they should apply separately to each position for which they would like to be considered. In addition to demonstrating excellent research and teaching in the above areas, we seek some candidates with quantitative skills, including the ability to teach methods courses at the PhD level.

For the Assistant Professor level hires, we seek candidates who have completed PhDs, with evidence of excellence in teaching, publishing, and demonstrated efforts at attaining external grant funding.

For consideration at the Associate Professor level, candidates are expected to be an emerging leader in their field, with an excellent record in research, demonstrated through both externally funded awards and publications, as well as excellence in teaching, mentoring, and funding graduate and/or undergraduate students.

Tenure‐track positions at the School of Public Affairs teach a 2:2 load each academic year. The school has considerable online enrollments, and we expect faculty to teach both face/face and online. Complementing the existing graduate-level degrees, we launched an online Bachelor of Arts in Public Service degree in fall 2016 and are looking for candidates willing to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

For more information about the academic elements of these positions, please email the search committee co‐chairs: Professor Tanya Heikkila and Associate Professor Danielle Varda. For information about the application process and/or logistics of submitting letters of reference, please email Chris Smith.



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