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Sep 30 2019

Faculty Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, Texas, United States

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
Department of Public Affairs
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs
Position ID: F00178P

The Department of Public Affairs and Planning at UTA invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to begin Fall 2020. It offers a nationally recognized NASPAA accredited Master of Public Administration degree (online, campus, city-based cohort), a doctorate in Public Administration and Public Policy, and graduate certificates in Public Budgeting and Financial Management, and Urban Nonprofit Management.

Candidates must be able to teach graduate-level courses (online and on campus) within public administration and policy in addition to developing curriculum and research programs in their area of research specialization. The ideal candidate will have a research focus on one or more of the following areas: resilience/risk management, sustainable community development, emergency management, and environmental policy analysis. Preferred candidates must be able to teach graduate-level courses (online and on campus) within public administration and policy applicable to our degree programs, in addition to developing curriculum and research programs in their area of research specialization. Candidates should also have a strong commitment to transdisciplinary approaches to challenging urban issues and advance our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Candidates will be expected to pursue sponsored research, produce peer-reviewed publications, participate in academic conferences and the national and international academic community, mentor students, and serve on dissertation, thesis, or project report committees. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service. Additionally, candidates will be expected to serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, or a PhD. degree and/or research record in closely related social science fields (e.g., economics, political science, or sociology). Preferred qualifications include a strong record or clear potential for innovative, quality research, teaching, and service. These positions are primarily targeting newly graduated doctoral students but assistant professors with one or two years in rank may also apply. Applications from students in candidacy are also welcome, however, the doctorate must be conferred before employment.

The Department of Public Affairs and Planning is housed within the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs (CAPPA). Along with the Department of Public Affairs, CAPPA also offers master’s degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees in City and Regional Planning. Undergraduate degree in Architecture and Interior Design also are offered. CAPPA is home to research centers including the Institute of Urban Studies, the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, and the Digital Architecture Research Consortium.

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. UTA offers excellent teaching and research support, and its location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area provides an ideal setting for research opportunities. With a total global enrollment of 49,519 in Fall 2018, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. The U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA as 1st for graduating students with the least amount of debt among U.S. universities. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.

To apply, applicants should go to and submit their application.

Complete application should include: (1) a formal letter of interest indicating teaching and research interests; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names and contact information of 3 references; and (4) samples of research writing. Complete applications received by October 31, 2019 will receive full consideration; however, the postings will remain open until the successful candidates are identified. Please address questions for this position to Dr. Karabi Bezboruah at

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of the University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UT Arlington is a tobacco free campus.

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