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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Public Policy Process

Department of Public Administration and International Affairs

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Syracuse University

The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA) at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in the study of public policy processes. Possible research topics of interest include, but are not limited to, policy formulation, policy design, and policy implementation. We welcome candidates using any theoretical and methodological approaches in their research. We are particularly interested in candidates using computational approaches in their research. Candidates for this position are expected to hold a Ph.D. in public affairs, public administration, public policy, political science, sociology, computational social science, or a closely related field, by the time of appointment. Responsibilities of the position include maintaining a research program, teaching in the Department’s world-renowned professional masters’ programs, teaching one or more undergraduate courses, mentoring MPA and PhD students, and engaging in service.

The faculty member hired into this position will have the opportunity to be affiliated with the newly established Center for Policy Design and Governance, which is housed in the Maxwell School. The Center aims to catalyze integration of policy, political, and computational sciences in research and teaching to help scientists, practitioners, and future public service leaders understand and address critical existing, evolving, and future governance challenges. Faculty will also have the opportunity to affiliate with other interdisciplinary research institutes and centers within the Maxwell School and across Syracuse University.

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is ranked #1 in the nation for graduate education in public affairs, according to the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, and is home to the social science disciplines at Syracuse University. Syracuse University is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, service, or lived experiences have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in our work with students, colleagues, and wider communities. The Maxwell School has an Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion who works with the entire Maxwell community to support faculty and students of color, a Faculty of Color group, and several affinity groups. Syracuse University is an EO/AA employer and particularly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

To be considered for this position, candidates must complete an online faculty demographic summary (available at ) and submit the following: (i) a letter of interest; (ii) a curriculum vitae; (iii) a writing sample; (iv) a diversity statement; and (v) the names and contact information of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, with full consideration given to those received by October 15, 2022.

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