University of Illinois Springfield – 2 PA positions

The University of Illinois at Springfield invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions.

Qualifications for the positions include an earned doctorate (by the time of appointment in August 2016) in public administration, public policy, political science, or a related field. One position will teach some courses in nonprofit management; the other position will teach some courses in human resources. Other desired areas of teaching for both positions include labor relations or organizational theory. Applicants should have an emerging record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service. Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications. All faculty teach some courses in our online MPA program; experience in online teaching is desirable.

The Department of Public Administration, which is housed in the College of Public Affairs and Administration, offers a NASPAA-accredited MPA program with more than 200 students (on-campus and online), plays a significant role in teaching and serving on dissertation committees in the campus’s only doctoral program (a DPA program) and, pending approval, plans to offer an undergraduate program in public administration. The Department is committed to diversity and the preparation of students to address diversity in the workforce.

Campus: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois at Springfield is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves approximately 5,400 students in 21 graduate and 25 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. Thirty percent of majors are in 22 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. You are encouraged to visit the campus web page at and the Department web page at:

Application: To apply, go to and create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information for three references. Applicants who are interested in both positions must upload their materials under both position descriptions. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Review of applications will begin November 16th, 2015 and continue until the positions are filled.

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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