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Visiting Faculty in Planning, Public Policy and Management

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

Department: School of Planning, Public Policy and Management
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
June 25, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application which includes three professional references, please upload the following:
• A curriculum vitae
• A letter describing research and teaching experience and how it aligns with the position description
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness
• A short statement explaining how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity in relation to your teaching, service and/or research

Department Summary
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the University of Oregon provides a rigorous, accredited two-year curriculum combining academic theory, analytic skills, and real-world applications so that students become effective and creative leaders in public service. A central focus of the program is to prepare students to become evidence-based policy makers, analysts, and managers. The School of PPPM also offers accredited Master of Nonprofit Management and Master of Community and Regional Planning degrees, graduate certificates in nonprofit management and arts management, an undergraduate minor in nonprofit management, and an undergraduate major and minor in PPPM. The department is home to 18 tenure-track faculty, 40 non-tenure track faculty, 130 graduate students, and 120 undergraduate students.

The School of PPPM engages in efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion on an ongoing basis, offers a supportive and collaborative teaching and research environment, and actively encourages 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. 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 research university that serves its students and the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world through the creation and transfer of 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 professor (open rank - assistant or associate professor) to teach in the undergraduate and the Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs during the 2021-22 academic year. Candidates with research and teaching interests in any applied public policy/public administration area will be considered.

The University of Oregon academic year consists of three 11-week terms (Sept 16-June 15). The visiting professor will teach six courses across three terms, including:
• Undergraduate courses PPPM 415-Planning and Policy Analysis (fall and winter terms)
• MPA core curriculum courses PPPM 628-Public Sector Economics (fall term) and PPPM 636-Public Policy Analysis (winter term)

Other courses may include:
• PPPM 201-Intro to Public Policy
• PPPM 484 and 684 Public & Nonprofit Financial Management
• Elective course in their area of interest (spring term) targeted at undergraduate and/or graduate students

The successful candidate will also be asked to serve as an academic advisor to some MPA students.

A core value throughout the School is respect for individuality and diversity, as we recognize that such a commitment will enhance excellence in both our educational and research missions. Therefore, we seek candidates who will 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. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented, minority, and international candidates.

Minimum Requirements
Assistant Professor rank:
• Ph.D. in public policy, public administration, economics, or a closely related field (ABD candidates will be considered)

Associate Professor rank:
• Ph.D. in public policy, public administration, economics, or a closely related field
• Six years of teaching experience post terminal degree OR
• Same rank held at another university

• Visiting faculty members are generally in residence and are expected to participate in the full range of faculty activities
• Visiting faculty must hold a like or relevant position at another institution or have recently obtained a terminal degree

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

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 or 541-346-5112.

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