Seattle University — Assistant Professor of Public Administration

The Institute of Public Service (IPS) at Seattle University seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Public Administration beginning in September 2018. For additional information regarding IPS, consult the following link:

Responsibilities include teaching courses in the Masters of Public Administration and the Bachelor of Public Affairs programs with scholarly expertise in some combination of the following areas: organization theory/behavior, ethics, human resource management and/or organization development. Secondarily, candidates should have an interest in social justice issues. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, solid scholarly potential and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission and values. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to engage in progressive and continuing scholarship, advise students and engage in departmental and university service. The candidate will be expected to teach both in-person and hybrid courses that make use of on-line technology.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in public administration or a closely related field. Specialization can include, but is not limited to, organization theory/behavior, ethics, human resource management and/or organization development.

Preferred Qualifications
In addition to the minimum qualifications, the candidate should have the ability to teach and conduct research in the field(s) of the aforementioned specialties.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Approximately 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2017” ranks Seattle University among the top ten schools in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate program.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race religion, gender, sexual orientation or veteran status. The university encourages applications from and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit the following materials to a cover letter which includes a description of scholarship and professional practice, if applicable; a statement of teaching experience and philosophy; three recent course evaluations, if available; and three professional references. Review of applications will begin August 28, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For further information please email inquiries to Larry Hubbell, Program Director at