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Assistant Professor in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management
Auburn University

Date Posted Oct. 31, 2023
Title Assistant Professor in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Political Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Public Policy & Administration
    Nonprofit Organizations

Job Description Summary

The Auburn University Department of Political Science is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Public Administration to begin August 16, 2024. Candidates must be able to offer courses in-person and online at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in public administration and nonprofit management. Candidates should be broadly trained in public administration and/or nonprofit management. We are seeking individuals who can contribute extensively to the MPA Program’s Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Organizations and Community Governance, the Graduate Certificate in Global Public Service, and undergraduate public administration courses. In addition, the individual should be able to teach courses in the core curriculum in the Master of Public Administration Program (NASPAA accredited). The standard teaching load is two courses per semester for at least the first three years of appointment.


Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in public administration, nonprofit management, public policy, or related field in hand by August 16, 2024.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills are required.


Desired Qualifications

Candidates with professional experience in public administration, public or nonprofit management, experience teaching online and in-person classes, experience teaching public administration and/or nonprofit management courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, evidence of a record of commitment to student success at the college level through substantial and continued effectiveness in teaching, advising, and other student-related responsibilities are highly desired. Candidates that present a strong indication of future research productivity in appropriate academic journals are desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2023, and will continue until a suitable candidate has been selected. To apply, visit . Candidates must submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, an official transcript of all graduate work, contact information for three letters of recommendation, a teaching statement and evidence of teaching ability, a research statement, and a writing sample.

Direct questions to Dr. Kelly Krawczyk, Public Administration Search Committee Chair, Department of Political Science, 7080 Haley Center, Auburn University AL, 36849. Email:

“Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples”

Auburn University is an R1 research institution, enrolling over 33,000 students. The Political Science Department maintains a diverse faculty of 26 tenured and tenure-track members and offers undergraduate degrees in political science, health services administration, and public administration; a Master’s degree program in Public Administration (MPA) with graduate certificates in Election Administration, Nonprofit Organizations and Community Governance, and Global Public Service; a Master’s degree program in Community Planning (MCP), and a Ph.D. program in public administration and public policy.

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