Assistant Teaching Professor - Public Administration and International Affairs (non-tenure track)

Syracuse University
  • Location
    Syracuse, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Apr 12

Position description

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs has recently launched an Executive Master of Public Administration program online, [email protected] Due to the growth of this program, the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs seeks a full-time teaching professor. The primary duties of this position will be to teach courses in this program. Priority curricular needs include courses in Public Administration, Policy Analysis, Policy Implementation, Public Budgeting and Collaborative Governance, among others. Strong candidates will have capacity in two or more of these areas.

This position is a non-tenure track position, and faculty in this position will serve under a three-to-five year renewable contract. The faculty will be a regular part of the faculty body of the Public Administration and International Affairs department within the Maxwell School on the Syracuse University campus, and he or she will have on campus office allowing close interactions with other departmental faculty. Occasionally, this position may have opportunities to teach on-campus courses.


A doctoral degree (PhD) or appropriate terminal professional degree is required, as well as sufficient scholarly or professional experience closely related to the courses the candidate is expected to teach. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, or evidence of the potential for excellence in teaching, is also required for an appointment as a teaching professor.

Job Specific Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD (preferred) or appropriate terminal professional degree (required) in Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related social science discipline. Additional qualifications include:
-Teaching experience or significant professional experience in a related field
-Experience with instructional design and online teaching preferred
-The ability to be self-directed with broadly-defined limits on assignments
-Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Candidates will have:
-A demonstrated ability to interact effectively and efficiently with diverse people in a highly multidisciplinary environment
-Interest in learning to use technological tools to engage students in a virtual classroom environment


The teaching professor will serve as course lead and section instructor for the [email protected] online program, covering multiple sections of two courses each quarter-term, for a total teaching load of up to 16 sections per year (or four sections per term); this online quarter-term load is equivalent to eight course sections per year on campus. Occasionally, teaching an on-campus course might be assigned in place of on-line teaching assignments. Other responsibilities, such as administrative duties and service to the departments, school, and the University, may be expected, as well.

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