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University of Colorado Assistant Professor - Public Administration (2 positions) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

TheSchool of Public Affairsat theUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springsinvites applications fortwo tenure-track assistant professor of public administration positionsto begin August 2020.Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in nonprofit management or public management.

The Public Administration program offers aNASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration(MPA) degree andfour popular graduate professional certificates, including Nonprofit Management and Public Management.

The typical time allocation for tenure-track faculty in the School of Public Affairs is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service.Teaching assignments will primary be graduate-level Public Administration courses, to include MPA core courses. The positions require a flexible teaching schedule to include evening classes as well as the ability to teach in a variety of formats (in seat, hybrid, and online).The pre-tenure teaching load is a 2-2 (4 classes per academic year, typically 2 classes in each fall and spring semester); the post-tenure teaching load is a 3-2 (5 classes per academic year).



Salary and Benefits:

  • This position offers outstanding benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and credentials.

  • The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness/new-employee

  • Total compensation includes salary plus health, retirement, and non-cash compensation. Information on calculating total compensation can be found at: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125.

Complete applications submittedby 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled.

Required Application Materials:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)

  • Cover letter specifically describing how you meet this position's minimum qualifications and, if applicable, preferred qualifications

  • Teaching philosophy statement

  • Research philosophy statement

  • Evidence of scholarship (up to three journal articles, manuscripts, or writing samples)

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summary of teaching evaluations, course syllabi, awards, etc.)

  • Unofficial transcript for doctoral coursework

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) is a dynamic learning community serving those who seek to make a difference in the public sector. Degrees offered by the School of Public Affairs include the Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Master of Criminal Justice, and Master of Public Administration. Our programs emphasize critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for leading and managing effectively in a diverse society. Our graduates are prepared to innovate in the complex world in which we live.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and has earned recognition as one of the"Great Colleges to Work For" in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Colorado Springs, (pop. 500K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently rankedby U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.


The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position.

Minimum Qualification:

  • PhD in Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Affairs or related social science discipline from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered; however, PhD must be conferred by August 16, 2020.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach introduction to public administration and public service, organizational management and behavior, ethics and leadership, and/or program evaluation, within the context of non-profit management and public management.

  • Ability to collaborate with local and regional non-profit and other community organizations as well as governmental agencies.

  • Demonstrated commitment to promote inclusive practices in teaching, scholarship and service to advance diversity and equity within the MPA program and the broader community.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus

Title: Assistant Professor - Public Administration (2 positions)

Location: Colorado Springs

Requisition ID: 17029