NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service — Tenure-Track Assistant / Associate Professor in Public or Nonprofit Management

The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or early Associate faculty position in Public or Nonprofit Management, with appointment to begin September 1, 2023. Applicants should have at least two to three years of post-doctoral research experience; a demonstrated record of publications and research excellence in public management (and its intersections with policy); and a Ph.D. in a relevant domain within public affairs, public administration, and related fields.

NYU Wagner is a multidisciplinary school that prepares public service leaders to translate ideas into actions that have an effective and lasting impact on the public good. Wagner’s nearly 40 full-time faculty members are trained in a wide variety of disciplines and share a commitment to addressing issues of public importance in their teaching and research. Wagner faculty members collaborate with other schools and departments across the university, including the Departments of Politics, Economics, and Sociology; School of Law; Stern School of Business; Tandon School of Engineering; and the School of Global Public Health.

Successful candidates will teach in our Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, and will demonstrate a research interest in the functioning of public and/or nonprofit organizations and institutions in local, regional, national or international contexts, and in the dynamics of governance and the implementation of public policy at the individual, group, organizational, or network levels. Candidates will have the skills and qualifications to be active contributors to Wagner’s Management and Leadership specialization, and to teach elective courses such as those featured in the following Wagner Focus Areas: Nonprofit and Government Organizations, Leadership, Social Innovation, Inequality, Race and Poverty, Social Justice and Democracy. and International Development among others.

We seek faculty candidates who have a commitment to, and experience or evidence of the potential for success in teaching a diverse population of students, including first generation students, students from diverse racial and ethnic groups, and international students.


  • A Ph.D. in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public and Nonprofit Management or a related field completed prior to the starting date.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a robust research agenda and willingness to engage in applied research.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching, and to engaging with best practice efforts in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
  • Commitment and willingness to actively participate in the prime public or nonprofit management research networks and associations, such as the Public Management Research Association, the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management, the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), and the Leadership Scholarship Member Community of the International Leadership Association (ILA), among others.

Application Instructions
Candidates should submit:

  • a cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • two completed research papers, and
  • a brief statement describing their approach to teaching and research agenda – with strong encouragement to include how they address issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in their teaching and/or research.

Application review will begin on September 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Early applications are encouraged.

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