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Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg

  • Jan. 31, 2017
  • Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg
    Harrisburg, PA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Public Policy & Administration
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Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration

Penn State Harrisburg

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The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at Penn State Harrisburg invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of public policy and administration effective August 2017. The successful candidate will contribute to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and the undergraduate Public Policy program, with the possibility of contributing to the PhD program in public administration. The SPA seeks a scholar with teaching interest and experience in a substantive public policy area (e.g., urban, environmental, health, transportation, welfare policy) and/or policy analysis and evaluation methods. The successful applicant for this position should have an earned doctorate in Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related discipline and must provide evidence of, or potential for, an active research agenda. The J.D. is not a substitute for the doctoral degree and will not be considered a terminal degree for this position. The successful applicant must qualify for membership on the Graduate Faculty of The Pennsylvania State University: The MPA program, which is accredited by NASPAA, is designed for those with career interests in public management, health and human services, government, and other public service and nonprofit organizations. The program has a public policy/policy analysis component and is offered both in-residence and online. The undergraduate Public Policy program is designed for students interested in policy issues, politics, public administration, and related areas like policy analysis and policy advocacy. It prepares students for careers in the public sector, in government-related businesses, and in non-profit organizations, as well as for graduate work in the fields of law, public administration, criminal justice, public policy, political science, and health care administration. The SPA offers additional undergraduate programs in Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Health Policy and Administration and additional master`s programs in Criminal Justice, Health Administration, and Homeland Security. For more information on the School, its programs, and its faculty, visit our web site at Penn State Harrisburg is part of The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely recognized institutions of higher education in the nation. It is located in Pennsylvania’s state capital region near the Penn State College of Medicine and Hershey Medical Center. It is within a two-three hour drive from metropolitan areas, including Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia, PA. For information about Penn State Harrisburg, the School of Public Affairs, its programs, and its faculty, visit our web site at Applicants for the position should submit a letter of application indicating interest for the position and a curriculum vitae. Three letters of professional reference should also be submitted or emailed to Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and Pennsylvania Act of 1988 require that crime statistics for Pennsylvania colleges and universities be made available to applicants upon request. Penn State’s combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You may obtain this information for the Penn State campus to which you are applying by accessing the website at A printed copy of the report may be obtained by writing to University Police & Public Safety, The Pennsylvania State University, 161 University Support Building I, University Park, PA 16802 or by calling 814-863-1273. EEO Is The LawPenn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Talent Acquisition Division at or 814-865-1387.

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