AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Postdoc fellow in Dept. of Public Admin. and Policy

The Department of Public Administration and Policy (DPAP) in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a full-time, postdoctoral fellow at the rank of Professorial Lecturer beginning January 1, 2017 and ending August 31,

Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by December 2016 in the field of public administration, public policy, political science, economics, or a related field.

We welcome applications from candidates who are members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Field of study is open but candidates conducting research in areas that build upon the strength of DPAP’s faculty are especially welcome including the policy
areas of education, health, and poverty as well as nonprofit and public management research. Postdoctoral Fellows will participate fully in the academic life of the department, including engaging with faculty and participation in DPAP’s research seminar series.

Teaching responsibilities will include four courses per academic year in the school’s Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Administration, and minor in Public Administration and Policy.

Salary and benefits are competitive.

Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit applications via

Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), three reference letters, and copies of recently published articles or working papers.

Interviews will be conducted at the APPAM Conference in Washington, DC.

Please email dpapsearch, if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit

Established in 1934, the School of Public Affairs offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of Government; Justice, Law, & Criminology; and Public Administration & Policy. The Department of Public Administration & Policy offers six graduate
degrees, an undergraduate minor, and several graduate certificates. Its programs are consistently ranked among the best in the field of public affairs by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about the School of Public Affairs at
and about the Department of Public Administration & Policy at

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal
or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Application Information


American University

Online App. Form:

Jocelyn M Johnston

Professor and MPA Director

Department of Public Administration and Policy

School of Public Affairs

American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington DC 20016


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