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Assistant Professor

The Department of Public Administration and Policy, housed within the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, is seeking to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in nonprofit management and nonprofit policy, starting Fall 2023.

We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality nonprofit management and policy research. Our program on Nonprofit Management, ranked 14th in US News and World Report, emphasizes the "nuts and bolts" of operating and sustaining nonprofit organizations and the tactics and strategies of creating social change toward greater equity and justice. Candidates conducting research on nonprofit financial management and nonprofit governance are especially sought. Other areas of scholarship of interest to the department include nonprofit resource generation and sustainability, nonprofit and nonprofit-government collaboration and networking, service delivery by nonprofits, and nonprofit capacity building, among others. 

Faculty in Rockefeller College are expected to pursue an active research program, teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in service activities. As such, applicants must 1) be willing to participate and collaborate in departmental activities involving graduate and undergraduate students and 2) possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively - orally and in writing - to diverse audiences.
The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in scholarly research and should be an effective teacher able to instruct both graduate and undergraduate students. We particularly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply, and all applicants should address their ability to work with culturally diverse populations in their application.

Minimum Requirements:
  • A PhD in Public Administration, Public/Nonprofit Management, Public Affairs, or an allied field such as Sociology or Political Science, completed by September 1, 2023.
  • A record of research excellence and a strong research trajectory.
  • Ability to teach effectively at graduate and undergraduate levels, including Nonprofit Management and core Public Administration courses.
  • Ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population, and willingness to teach both in person and online.
Preferred Qualifications: The following criteria will be considered a plus in the selection process but not a requirement.
  • Practical experience working in or leading a nonprofit or nongovernmental organization.
  • Prior success securing research grants from external funding sources
  • Training and experience with quantitative methods, and the ability to teach these methods
  • Ability to communicate effectively - orally and in writing - to diverse audiences. 
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students across a broad range of research, teaching, and service-related tasks.

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Professor (10 month)
Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications.
Starting date is August 15, 2023.
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