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Visiting Assistant Professor in Planning, Public Policy, and Management – Public Administration

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Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Architecture/Art/Design, Instruction, Public Policy and Planning

Department: DSGN
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins

July 8, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to your application, please include:
- A current curriculum vitae
- Contact information for three references
- A cover letter describing research and teaching experience and how it aligns with the position description

Department Summary

The School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management trains policy-oriented planners and managers for public, nonprofit, and private leadership positions. Our program is applied, collaborative, and interdisciplinary. Our Master of Community and Regional Planning, Master of Nonprofit Management, and Master of Public Administration degrees programs are professionally accredited. The School has awarded degrees since 1968. Oregon’s progressive planning and policy environment, combined with the award-winning applied projects, offers students an innovative learning environment. Our two-year degree programs enroll approximately 50-60 students each year, and our graduates are consistently successful in finding professional positions after graduation. The School of PPPM also offers a graduate certificate in nonprofit management, an undergraduate minor in nonprofit management, an undergraduate major and minor in PPPM, and a PhD in planning and public affairs. We have a strong tenure-track placement rate for prior visiting professors in PPPM.

The School of PPPM continually engages in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. We offer a supportive and collaborative teaching and research environment and actively encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.

The State of Oregon has a strong history of policy innovation, particularly in environmental policy, health policy, and urban and land use planning. The University of Oregon is located in the beautiful Willamette Valley, with easy access to snow-capped mountains and scenic coastlines.

The University of Oregon is a comprehensive R1 research university that serves its students and the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world through creating and transferring knowledge in the liberal arts, the natural sciences, and the professions. It is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Position Summary

The School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management (PPPM) at the University of Oregon invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position to teach in the undergraduate and Master of Public Administration programs during the 2024-2025 academic year. Candidates with research and teaching interests in any area of public administration or public policy will be considered, provided that candidates can teach the following required core courses.

The University of Oregon academic year consists of three 11-week quarters (Sept 15-June 15). Generally, we anticipate hiring one individual in the area of public policy/public administration. This Visiting Assistant Professor will teach six, four-credit courses across three quarters (the equivalent of two courses per semester in a semester context) plus a non-credit workshop (math refresher). The courses will include the following courses:
• Undergraduate-Leve Quantitative Methods (taught twice)
• Undergraduate-level Policy and Planning Analysis (taught twice)
• Graduate-level Public Policy Analysis
• Elective TBD based on the candidate

The candidate may be able to teach an elective of their choosing based on their research or professional expertise. The individual will also be asked to develop and offer a non-credit workshop to refresh math skills for incoming graduate students. The successful candidate will also be asked to be an academic advisor to 5-8 MPA students.

Minimum Requirements

• A PhD in public policy, public administration, economics, or a closely related field (All but dissertation (ABD) candidates will be considered).

Professional Competencies

• Ability to help create an educational environment supportive of staff, students, and faculty inclusive of race, culture, (dis)ability, gender, sexuality, religion, or other aspects of human diversity.
• Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively and facilitate student learning.
• Ability to conduct independent, high-quality scholarship or creative practice.

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior college or university-level teaching experience.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

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