The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a high performing faculty member who will conduct research and be committed to teaching core topics in state and local public finance, as well as regional, state, and local economic development. Public policy scholars, who have an emphasis on economics, are particularly encouraged to apply.
Candidate must welcome being part of an inter-disciplinary department dedicated to promoting good public policy. Candidates with a strong potential to conduct externally-supported research and research grants are preferred.
For this position, the strongest candidate will be a scholar who is capable and interested in engaging in public dialogues, including interactions with the media, related to economic development and state and local public finance, as well as in advising state and local government officials on these topics. Capacity to research and teach about public budgeting is welcomed but not required. University and professional service as appropriate are required.
The La Follette School is a highly ranked school of public affairs, and one of many highly ranked social science units at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The University is consistently ranked among the top universities in terms of success in federally-funded research grants and is highly supportive of an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship.
Successful candidates will be expected to teach core and elective courses at the undergraduate and masters/graduate level, lead a scholarly research program, perform university and professional service, interact with the media and public officials, and engage in public outreach.
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Ph.D. focused on state and local development/public finance, and in a related field, required prior to the start of the appointment.
Minimum Number of Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Applicants should demonstrate excellence and productivity in research and a commitment to teaching. Appointment at the tenured level requires evidence of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service and requires review by the Social Sciences Tenure Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.