Syracuse University — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Diversity and Public Organizations

Public Administration and International Affairs
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

The Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA) Department at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs seeks to hire a tenure-track, assistant professor for a new position in Diversity and Public Organizations. We specifically are interested in candidates with demonstrated research and teaching expertise in public management who focus on the development, management, and leadership of diverse, inclusive, and equitable public organizations and/or the impact of public organizations, administrative action, and public programs and policies on historically underrepresented, marginalized, or vulnerable populations.

Research and teaching are important aspects of this position. Strong candidates will have research agendas rooted in public administration and management that address issues such as social justice, social equity, organizational and civic leadership, administrative burden, access, and fairness, or structural and systemic discrimination, among others. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to both core and elective courses in the PAIA Department’s Master of Public Administration Program. We strongly value excellent teaching and expect candidates to be able to teach Public Organizations and Management and to develop new courses focused on issues of managing and leading for diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and access in the public sector. Candidates should be able to integrate theory, analysis, and practical skills in these and other courses. Candidates may also teach in other PAIA and Maxwell programs at the doctoral, masters, and undergraduate level.

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is home to the social science disciplines at Syracuse University and is ranked #1 in the nation for graduate education in public affairs, according to the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in and/or collaborate with interdisciplinary research centers across the Maxwell School, including the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, the Center for Environmental Policy and Administration, the Center for Policy Research, the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media, the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, the Maxwell X Lab, the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, or the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, among others.

To apply for the position, candidates must complete an online faculty application (available and submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, a writing sample, a diversity statement, a teaching statement, and a list of recommenders.

 Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with full consideration given to those received by September 30. We will continue to consider applications until the position is filled.

Syracuse University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.