Oakland University — Assistant Professor, Public Administration

The Department of Political Science at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Public Administration. The position is full-time at the rank of Assistant Professor and begins August 15, 2017. We seek a candidate specializing in nonprofit management and also capable of teaching basic quantitative methods and/or information systems management. More broadly, we seek a promising scholar capable of making a significant research and teaching contribution to our MPA core curriculum, which also includes courses in PA theory, HRM, Budgeting, and Evaluation.

Our MPA (estab.1979) is the second-oldest NASPAA-accredited program in Michigan, with concentrations in Health Care, Local Government, Criminal Justice, Nonprofit Management, and Court Administration. The MPA program has just launched a nonprofit management certificate program and is working toward becoming a metropolitan, community-engaged hub for public service education & training. Oakland University operates on a semester system, and the standard teaching load is five courses per academic year.

Candidates with their Ph.D. in hand are preferred, but candidates who are ABD will also be considered, provided that they can demonstrate they are near completion of the dissertation. Preference will be given to candidates with prior college or university teaching experience and those who have demonstrated scholarly activity.

Electronic submission of the application is required and must include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (unofficial copy acceptable), a writing sample, and copies of teaching evaluations and course syllabi (if available). Three letters of recommendation are also required. The online submission system will automatically generate links for designated references to complete this step.

The Department, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers undergraduate degree programs in Political Science (B.A.), International Relations (B.A.), and Public Administration and Public Policy (B.S.). The Department also conducts applied research for public and nonprofit agencies through the Public Affairs Research Laboratory. Oakland University is a state-assisted, Carnegie I research institution offering baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree programs to over 20,000 students. The 1400-acre campus is located in Rochester, Michigan a suburban community 26 miles north of Detroit. The University hosts a residential theater company, maintains an art gallery and historic mansion, and provides an outdoor venue for summer musical events. It is convenient to many social, cultural, and recreational activities in the metropolitan Detroit area. For more information about the department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Oakland University, visit our website at www.oakland.edu. Information about the MPA Program can be found at https://wwwp.oakland.edu/polsci/master-of-public-administration/mpa/.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically via website: http:/jobs.oakland.edu/postings/8923. Please address questions to Dr. J.P. (Pat) Piskulich, MPA Director and Search Chair, via email: ppiskuli@oakland.edu. Oakland University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.