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The University of Maryland School of Public Policy is a dynamic, growing school located just seven miles from Capitol Hill. Our energy, vision, and prime location, make us an attractive place for both the research scholar and the faculty practitioner. We invite you to tour our website and discover for yourself, what makes us stand head-and-shoulders above the rest.

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Current Faculty Openings

Associate Professor

The School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland seeks to hire a tenured Endowed Associate Professor, focused on philanthropy and nonprofit leadership, to start in the 2017/18 academic year.  In addition to being a faculty member in the School, this individual will be one of multiple, new endowed faculty hired in the next several years focused on philanthropy and nonprofit management and affiliated with the School’s Do Good Institute. Created in September 2016, the Do Good Institute builds on the momentum and foundational work of the School and its Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (founded in 2012 and now expanded to become the Institute), which is already home to robust graduate offerings in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership, an expanding undergraduate curriculum, significant domestic and international applied learning experiences, a deep and innovative campus-wide approach to driving an entrepreneurial culture and practice of doing good, meaningful partnerships with NGOs and foundations locally and globally, and a commitment to research and dissemination that builds on and informs the work of doing good. The Do Good Institute serves as the campus-wide catalyst and hub of the University’s new Do Good Campus initiative and further extends this mission into the community. Support for this and other initiatives in the School of Public Policy is expected to top $75 million from individual and family philanthropy, state backing, corporate and foundation investment, and university resources.  

Successful candidates should be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in nonprofit management and philanthropy, to contribute to the School's core curriculum in its undergraduate major and master’s degrees, to mentor Ph.D. students and junior faculty, and to complement the School's strengths in substantive policy areas.  We are seeking a scholar with a robust research agenda, with research interests in the following areas: social enterprise/innovation, fundraising, or nonprofit/NGO leadership and management. A proclivity for collaboration is important, as well as the ability to contribute to a robust, generative research environment in our School. We are interested in individuals with local/domestic and global interests.

Assistant Professor (3)

The School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland seeks to hire up to three tenure-track faculty members at the rank of assistant professor, to start in the 2017/2018 academic year. Successful candidates should be able to teach one or more core courses in the School’s Master’s in Public Policy (M.P.P) program and in the School’s pending undergraduate major in Public Policy. The School has particular needs for faculty to teach courses in economic analysis, quantitative methods, and issues related to governance, in addition to teaching courses in one or more specialized areas. It is important that applicants demonstrate the capacity to establish a research agenda that will lead to scholarly publications and the building of a record that will warrant promotion and tenure. We would welcome applicants across a number of different research specializations. 

Those applying should have an earned doctorate (or expect to receive the doctorate by the end of the 2016/17 academic year) in a relevant discipline, including public policy, public administration, economics, or political science. We are particularly interested in candidates who have already shown the capacity to do research resulting in peer-reviewed publications.


Why University of Maryland School of Public Policy?

Every policy/management program has its unique characteristics.  What is special about Maryland?  Here is what has contributed to Maryland having the top-ranked master’s policy program in the Washington, D.C. area, and a top five Ph.D. program nationally:

  • Location
  • Faculty
  • International and Domestic Policy Entwined
  • Policy and Management also Happily Married
  • Expertise in Critical Fields
  • Academic Quality
  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Financial Internship Support
  • Class Size
  • Modern Facility
  • Dedicated Student Affairs Staff
  • A Policy-Oriented Research University
  • The D.C. Consortium
  • Graduate Assistantship Support

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We seek applicants with knowledge of the dynamics of the contemporary policy-making process. We are particularly interested in candidates with broad networks within the advocacy community for children and families. We are also interested in candidates who can contribute to the core curriculum of the Schools of Public Policy and Public Health.