Faculty Openings

 Job #90337

Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Policy in Business and Government

The Pennsylvania State University seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy with a research agenda focusing on the intersection of business and government. Exceptional scholars may qualify for an early career professorship, which provides research and travel funds for its holder. 

The start date for the position is August 2020. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in public policy, public affairs, or a related social science field by August 2020. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability for conducting high-quality research; a track-record of or potential for securing external funding; demonstrated teaching excellence; a willingness to help mentor graduate students; and a willingness to participate in service to the program, university, and public policy field. In addition, successful candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community. 

The School of Public Policy at Penn State (University Park) was created in 2018 in response to the call in the university strategic plan for Penn State to address complex global issues. With strong social sciences, data analytics and sciences, Penn State is well-positioned to be a leader in public policy. Currently the program has a MPP degree, which welcomed its first cohort of MPP students in fall 2019. This is a great opportunity for an energetic scholar, teacher, and colleague who would like to help build an outstanding public policy program at a top research university. 

Applicants can learn more about the School of Public Policy by visiting publicpolicy.psu.edu

Interested candidates must submit an online application at psu.jobs, and should upload the following application materials electronically (pdf): letter of interest, CV, and one recent writing sample. Candidates who currently hold tenured or tenure track positions should also upload a list of three references with contact information, while junior candidates (ABDs, recent Ph.Ds., and post-docs) should have three recommendation letters sent to Francine Hamilton, Administrative Support Coordinator for Public Policy, at . Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. 

To review the Annual Security Report, which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report. 

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

 

Job #90333

Open Rank Search, Environmental Policy 

The School of Public Policy at Pennsylvania State University welcomes applications for an open rank, tenure-track faculty position in environmental policy. 

The start date for the position is August 2020. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in public policy or a related social science field (e.g. political science, sociology, or economics) by August 2020. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability for conducting high-quality research; a track-record of or potential for securing external funding; demonstrated teaching excellence; a willingness to help mentor graduate students; and a willingness to participate in service to the program, university and public policy field. In addition, successful candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community. 

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with a network of scholars in the interdisciplinary Penn State Institute of Energy and Environment and the Water Faculty Consortium. 

The School of Public Policy at Penn State (University Park) was created in 2018 in response to the call in the university strategic plan for Penn State to address complex global issues. With strong social sciences, data analytics and sciences, Penn State is well-positioned to be a leader in public policy. Currently the program has a MPP degree, which is welcoming its first cohort of MPP students in fall 2019. This is a great opportunity for an energetic scholar, teacher, and colleague who would like to help build an outstanding public policy program at a top research university. 

Applicants can learn more about the School of Public Policy by visiting publicpolicy.psu.edu

Interested candidates must submit an online application at psu.jobs, and should upload the following application materials electronically (pdf): letter of interest, CV, and one recent writing sample. Candidates who currently hold tenured or tenure track positions should also upload a list of three references with contact information, while junior candidates (ABDs, recent Ph.Ds., and post-docs) should have three recommendation letters sent to Francine Hamilton, Administrative Support Coordinator for Public Policy, at . Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. 

To review the Annual Security Report, which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report. 

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 


Job #90344

Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Social Policy

The School of Public Policy at Pennsylvania State University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with a research agenda focusing on social policy. The policy area is open, and preference will be given to those studying how policies reduce or exacerbate disparities among racial/ethnic, gender, socioeconomic status, or other dimensions. Exceptional scholars may qualify for an early career professorship, which provides research and travel funds for its holder. 

The start date for the position is August 2020. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in public policy or a related social science field (e.g. sociology, demography, or political science) by August 2020. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability for conducting high-quality research; a track-record of or potential for securing external funding; demonstrated teaching excellence; a willingness to help mentor graduate students; and a willingness to participate in service to the school, university and public policy field. In addition, successful candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community. 

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with a network of social scientists working in social policy across campus. Joint appointments in sociology, criminology, African American studies or other related units are welcome, and other opportunities are available with the Social Science Research Institute, the Population Research Institute, the Administrative Data Accelerator, or the Federal Statistical Research Data Center at Penn State. 

The School of Public Policy at Penn State (University Park) was created in 2018 in response to the call in the university strategic plan for Penn State to address complex global issues. With strong social sciences, data analytics and sciences, Penn State is well-positioned to be a leader in public policy. Currently the program has an MPP degree, which welcomed its first cohort of students in fall 2019. This is a great opportunity for an energetic scholar, teacher, and colleague who would like to help build an outstanding public policy program at a top research university. 

Applicants can learn more about the School of Public Policy by visiting publicpolicy.psu.edu

Interested candidates must submit an online application at psu.jobs, and should upload the following application materials electronically (pdf): letter of interest, CV, and one recent writing sample. Candidates who currently hold tenure track positions should also upload a list of three references with contact information, while ABDs, recent Ph.Ds., and post-docs should have three recommendation letters sent to Francine Hamilton, Administrative Support Coordinator for Public Policy, at . Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. 

To review the Annual Security Report, which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please visit Penn State's Police and Public Safety website, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report. 

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 


Job # 88352

Professor of Practice, School of Public Policy at the Pennsylvania State University

The School of Public Policy at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Professor of Practice. The Professor of Practice is a full-time, non-tenure-track member of the faculty participating in school governance and serving in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program. Primary responsibilities include teaching and mentoring of students with an emphasis on internships, client-driven capstones and other professional activities that help prepare students for future opportunities in public policy.

Candidates must have at least ten years of high-level leadership experience working in public affairs, and ideally the candidate would have worked across sectors on one or more policy issues in Washington, DC. A graduate degree in public policy, public administration, law, management or a related field is required. Teaching experience in a relevant field is desirable.

Candidates must be dynamic and entrepreneurial leaders capable of thriving in a start-up environment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated relationships with a wide variety of public affairs organizations; an ability to teach practitioner-oriented courses to MPP students with diverse backgrounds and professional interests; the ability to forge relationships with Penn State alums and other stakeholders to generate opportunities for our students; a demonstrated commitment to serve diverse and inclusive communities; and a shared vision for enhancing and expanding a rigorous academic program grounded in practical applications.

Major responsibilities will include working with school leadership to develop and implement a strategic plan for internships, capstones and job placement; establishing internship and capstone opportunities for students; supervising internship and capstone courses, working with other Penn State units to oversee job placement; teaching applied practitioner-oriented classes; and collecting and assessing student internship and job placement data for accreditation purposes. The candidate may teach MPP core courses, such as policy analysis, program evaluation, or the management of public organizations, as well as policy specialization or leadership courses in their areas of interest and expertise.

The starting date is negotiable, depending on the candidate’s circumstances, but we anticipate a starting date at some point in Fall 2019. The position is based at the University Park campus of Penn State, but individuals residing in Washington, D.C. could potentially meet the job requirements largely in DC and spend part of the year in State College, which is about a threehour drive from the northwest suburbs of DC.

The School of Public Policy was created in 2018 in response to the call in the university strategic plan for Penn State to address complex global issues. With strong social sciences, data analytics and sciences, Penn State is well-positioned to be a leader in public policy. The program welcomes its first cohort of MPP students in fall 2019. Applicants can learn more about the School and position by contacting Lilliard Richardson (), Director of the School of Public Policy, or by reviewing the school web page at http://publicpolicy.psu.edu/.

Interested candidates must submit an online application at psu.jobs, and should upload the following application materials electronically (pdf): a letter of interest, CV or resume, and a list of three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For information about applying for the job, please contact Francine Hamilton (), Administrative Support Coordinator for the School of Public Policy. 

To review the Annual Security Report, which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-securityreports, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.