Public Administration Faculty Positions Open at University of Illinois Springfield

Two Public Administration Faculty Positions

University of Illinois at Springfield

Department of Public Administration

The University of Illinois at Springfield invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions.

Qualifications for the positions include an earned doctorate (at the time of appointment) in public administration, public policy, political science, organizational behavior, or a related field, with strong teaching and research interests in one or more of the disciplines or sub-disciplines of public administration. Desired areas of teaching include public budgeting, human resources, diversity, or general public administration. Willingness to serve on DPA dissertation committees is important. Applicants should have an emerging record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service; a commitment to addressing diversity in the classroom and preparing students to address diversity in the workforce and community, and an established research agenda. Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications. This position will require teaching a portion of coursework in our online program. Experience in online teaching is desirable.

The Department of Public Administration is housed in the College of Public Affairs and Administration and offers a DPA degree and an accredited MPA degree (see

Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves approximately 5,100 students in 21 graduate and 24 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day. The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a rapidly evolving technology enhanced learning environment. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society.

Screening of applications will begin October 14th and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the Department by e-mail at mpa or by phone at (217) 206-6310. To apply go to and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references, and any other pertinent information. (If you want to be considered for both positions, you will need to upload your materials under each of the two positions.)

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


About Meg Streams

I am an associate professor of public administration at Tennessee State University. The opinions expressed on my blog are my own and do not represent those of my institution.
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