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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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Assistant Professor in Economic Policy

The School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland seeks to hire one tenure-track faculty member in economic policy at the rank of assistant professor, to start in the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants should 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 welcome applicants across a wide range of research areas within economic policy, including social policy (education, health, and labor policy); fiscal policy (tax and expenditure); international development; international trade; and economic aspects of security policy. We welcome candidates with policy-related experience. Successful candidates should be able to teach courses in the school’s undergraduate major in Public Policy, master's programs in public policy, public management, and public administration, and PhD program. Applicants who would enhance the diversity of the school, including women and minorities, are especially encouraged to apply. 

 
Minimum Qualifications: Those applying should have an earned doctorate (or expect to receive the doctorate by the end of the 2017-18 academic year) in economics, public policy, or another relevant field.
 
Required application materials include a letter of interest describing the candidate’s qualifications, a curriculum vitae, letters from three references, and a recent publication or writing sample.
 
To apply:  Visit http://jobs.umd.edu, locate the position announcement or visit https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/53987 and apply online. Application materials sent outside of the online system will not be accepted. Questions concerning the application process may be addressed to Katharine Zang, at kzang@umd.edu. For best consideration, please apply by November 30, 2017.
 
 
Assistant or Associate Professor in Public Budgeting and Financial Management
 
The University of Maryland School of Public Policy seeks a tenure-track assistant or associate professor starting Fall 2018. The School seeks candidates with an active research agenda in the areas of public budgeting and financial management. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated research success resulting in peer-reviewed publications that would plausibly predict tenurability (for Assistant Professor candidates) or those with a record that is already tenurable (for Associate Professor candidates). Because of our interest in further enhancing our connections in the state of Maryland and with local governments, the successful candidate for this position should have a research agenda that prominently features state and local issues related to budgeting and financial management. 
 
We are interested in candidates who can teach the core and elective public budgeting and financial management courses in the master’s curriculum, as well as being able to participate in the School’s new undergraduate major and advise doctoral students. Two of the School’s specializations require a course in state, local, and nonprofit financial management; preference will be given to candidates able to teach it. 
 
Applicants should hold an earned doctorate or should expect to earn a doctorate by the end of the 2017-18 academic year. Doctorates should be in public policy, public administration, economics, or political science. Women and members of minorities whose hiring would enhance the School’s diversity are especially encouraged to apply.
 
Application materials should include a letter of interest describing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three references, and a recent publication or writing sample.
 
To apply, visit http://ejobs.umd.edu, locate the position announcement and apply online. Materials sent outside of the online system cannot be accepted. Questions concerning the application process may be addressed to Katharine Zang, at kzang@umd.edu. Review of applications will commence on October 1, but the position will remain open until filled.
 
Prospective applicants are urged to contact the search chair, Professor Philip Joyce, pgjoyce@umd.edu, at any time with any questions.
 
 
Assistant and Associate Professors in Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy
 
The School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland is seeking two new faculty members focused on nonprofit leadership and philanthropy, to start in the 2018-2019 academic year. One position will be as Assistant Professor; the other position can be at the rank of either Associate or Assistant Professor. These faculty positions represent an exciting expansion of the School’s work in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership. We are seeking scholars with a robust domestic and/or global research agenda to contribute to the strong research environment in our School
 
The University of Maryland is committed to becoming one of the leading universities in the area of philanthropy, nonprofit leadership, and social innovation. In September 2016, President Wallace Loh announced $75 million in new private and public funding to make Maryland the first Do Good Campus, enhancing the education of students and the research of faculty to produce positive change in the community. The Do Good Institute (dogood.umd.edu), housed in School of Public Policy, is the leader of this initiative. See the attached “Background to the Do Good Institute” for a description of the Institute.  School of Public Policy faculty and students affiliated with the Do Good Institute carry out significant scholarly research and thought leadership with implications for policy and practice.
   
The School of Public Policy offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate curricula in this area. We seek faculty who can contribute to teaching in the Ph.D. program, MPP, and MPP-MBA specialization in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, a new undergraduate major in Public Policy with a focus on Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation, and a new undergraduate minor in Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation. We seek candidates who can also contribute to the School’s core public policy curriculum in its undergraduate major and master’s degrees, and who can mentor Ph.D. students. 
 
The successful new members of our faculty should be entrepreneurial in their research, teaching, and service. Both faculty members hired through this search will enjoy affiliation with the Do Good Institute. An Associate Professor hired in this search will also serve as an Associate Director in the Institute, with research coordination responsibilities. Applicants who would enhance the diversity of the school, including women and minorities, are especially encouraged to apply.  
 
Minimum Qualifications: Those applying should have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline, including but not limited to public policy, public administration, economics, political science, law, psychology or management. Application materials should include a letter of interest describing the candidate’s qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three references, and a recent publication or writing sample.
 
To apply:  Visit http://ejobs.umd.edu, locate the position announcement or visit https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/54342 and apply online. Application materials sent outside of the online system will not be accepted. Questions concerning the application process may be addressed to Katharine Zang, at kzang@umd.edu. Review of applications will commence on October 15, but the position will remain open until filled. Prospective applicants are urged to contact the search chair, Peter Reuter (preuter@umd.edu), with any questions concerning the search.
 
 


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