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Assistant Professor
University of Texas, Arlington

Date Posted Feb. 5, 2019
Title Assistant Professor
University University of Texas, Arlington
Arlington, TX, United States
Department Public Affairs
Application Deadline June 2019
Position Start Date Fall 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Government - Policy/Public Affairs
    Economics - Public Finance
    Public Policy & Administration

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Department of Public Affairs Assistant Professor of Public Affairs Position ID: F00136P

The Department of Public Affairs at UTA invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). The Department serves 258 students – over 30% growth in the last five years – offering a nationally recognized NASPAA accredited Masters of Public Administration (MPA) degree (online, campus, city-based cohort), a doctorate in Public Administration and Public Policy (PAPP), and graduate certificates in Public Budgeting and Financial Management, and Urban Nonprofit Management.

Areas of teaching and research specialty are open but preferred candidates must be able to teach graduate-level courses (online and on campus) within public administration and policy applicable to our degree programs. The Department of Public Affairs seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and service prepare them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to pursue sponsored research, produce peer-reviewed publications, participate in academic conferences and the national and international academic community, mentor students, and serve on dissertation, thesis, or project report committees. Regardless of specialty, candidates demonstrating interdisciplinary capabilities around the challenges of urban management, urban policy, sustainability, and UTA’s strategic priorities are especially welcome. Additionally, candidates will be expected to serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, or a PhD. degree and/or research record in closely related social science field (Economics, Political Science, or Sociology). Preferred qualifications include a strong and innovative record (or clear potential) for quality teaching, research, and service.

The Department of Public Affairs is housed within the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs (CAPPA). Along with the Department of Public Affairs, CAPPA also offers the Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Programs, degrees in Architecture, Interior Design, Architectural Engineering, and Real Estate Development. CAPPA hosts research centers including the Institute of Urban Studies, the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions, and Dollars, the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, and the Digital Architecture Research Consortium. CAPPA aims to strengthen urban, ecological, social, and economic fabrics that unleash the inherent potential of places, communities, and people.

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is a Carnegie Research-1 "highest research activity" institution. UTA offers excellent teaching and research support, and its location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area provides an ideal setting for research opportunities. With a total global enrollment of 49,519 in Fall 2018, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. The U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA as 1st for graduating students with the least amount of debt among U.S. universities. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.

To apply, applicants should go to and submit their application. Complete application should include: (1) a formal letter of interest indicating teaching and research interests; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names and contact information of 3 references; and (4) samples of research writing. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the successful candidate is identified. The appointment will begin in Fall 2019. Please address questions for this position to Dr. Karabi Bezboruah at

For more information, visit: Department of Public Affairs: College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs (CAPPA):

  • As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of the University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UT Arlington is a tobacco free campus.

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Contact Information

  • Karabi Bezboruah
    Public Affairs
    University of Texas, Arlington
    600 West Nedderman Drive
    Arlington, TX 76019


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