Boise State University — Assistant Professor, School of Public Service

The School of Public Service seeks to hire one (1) tenure-track Assistant Professor to contribute to its Master of Public Administration (MPA). The successful candidate will be expected to offer courses in public budgeting and finance, in addition to other MPA core and graduate methods courses. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the MPA program’s emphases in State & Local Government and/or Environmental Policy. Depending on interest and qualifications, candidates may also have the opportunity to teach in other SPS programs, including the PhD in Public Policy and Administration, Masters in Political Science or Criminal Justice, or undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Political Science, and Urban Studies and Community Development.

Research area is open, but faculty have identified the following areas as particularly important for enriching faculty research within SPS:

  • Public budgeting and finance
  • Nonprofit organizations and management
  • Risk and/or emergency management
  • Environmental crime
  • Public management skills and techniques
  • Community engagement and/or diplomacy
  • Rural policy challenges, such as food policy and/or adaptive capacity

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

About Boise State

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://go.boisestate.edu/join-our-team/.

Boise State University’s School of Public Service is dedicated to excellence in innovative teaching, cutting edge scholarship, and meaningful community outreach, serving the State of Idaho and our regional, national and global communities. The School is comprised of rich and diverse academic programs, including Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Public Policy and Administration, as well as interdisciplinary programs such as Environmental Studies, Global Studies and Urban Studies and Community Development. The mission of the school is supported by a variety of centers and institutes that facilitate research and public engagement.

Position Overview:

  • 1 vacancy at the level of Assistant Professor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach graduate courses in the MPA program.
  • Contribute to the School of Public Service’s other graduate and undergraduate programs, as appropriate.
  • Engage in academic and public service scholarship.
  • Engage in professional, university, and public service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Public Policy and/or Administration, Political Science, or related field. Advanced ABD candidates will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach courses in public budgeting and finance.

Salary and benefits: Competitive salary, plus an excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees. For more information visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/ .

Required Application Materials: Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position, and a curriculum vita. Please submit application materials using the following link: https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/exfac/jobdetail.ftl?job=190877&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=America%2FBoise

Any inquiries regarding the position may be sent to:
Elizabeth Fredericksen
Professor
School of Public Service, Boise State University
1910 University Dr. – MS 1935
Boise, ID 83725
efreder@boisestate.edu

Closing Date: November 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM MST.

About Boise: http://boisechamber.org
About the University: https://www.boisestate.edu/about/
About the School: https://www.boisestate.edu/sps/
About the MPA program: https://www.boisestate.edu/sps-publicpolicy/mpa/

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