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Assistant or Associate Professor in Public Budgeting & Finance
University of Kansas

Date Posted Oct. 18, 2021
Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Public Budgeting & Finance
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department School of Public Affairs&Admin
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Finance

Position Overview

The School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) at the University of Kansas (KU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position starting in August 2022 in public budgeting and finance.

Founded in 1865, KU is the state’s flagship university and is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The university enrolls more than 28,000 students with many top ranked graduate programs. SPAA has an outstanding research and teaching faculty and nationally recruited students, ranking 25th in graduate public affairs schools in the nation. It also holds rankings in several specialty areas, including Local Government Management (#1), Public Management and Leadership (#11), and Public Finance and Budgeting (#19). The School offers undergraduate programs at the Kansas City metro campus and three graduate programs at the Lawrence campus including a highly ranked MPA program, a strong MUP program, and a small, distinguished doctoral program. The School is also home to the KU Public Management Center, which offers excellent professional education programs throughout the region.

In an effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal education and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from candidates who identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in academia. The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start date of the appointment.

Job Description

40% Research: Maintain an active and productive research program, publishing refereed journals articles and/or scholarly books in Public Administration and associated fields.

40% Teaching: Teach core and elective courses as needed by the School at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching assignments may be online or in-person at the Lawrence or Kansas City metro campuses depending on individual preferences and SPAA needs. Tenured and tenure-track SPAA faculty are expected to carry a teaching load equivalent to four 3-credit courses per academic year (2/2).

20% Service: Serve on SPAA, College, and/or University committees, as appropriate. Serve in a professional capacity within the discipline and the appropriate subfield.

All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.

Required Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree, in Public Administration or a related field by the start date of employment.
Evidence of excellence, or potential for excellence, in research in public budgeting, public finance, public financial management, not-for-profit finance, not-for-profit financial management, or a related specialization.
Demonstrable research and teaching qualifications commensurate with appointment.
For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure: all the above are needed, plus an established record of publication and proven excellence in teaching a variety of courses relevant to specialization. The candidate must meet KU standards for research, teaching, and service sufficient to qualify for an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. Demonstrated ability to secure external research funding is highly desirable in candidates applying at the Associate Professor level.

Contact Information to Applicants

Questions may be referred to search committee chair Dr. Jacob Fowles (
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