Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University

Trachtenberg School Faculty Position

AssistantProfessor of Public Policy and Public Administration

Application is invited for a tenure-track faculty position in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University, beginning as early as fall 2017. The position is at the Assistant Professor rank. The Trachtenberg School is nationally ranked among the top twenty graduate programs in public affairs, and is designated as a Center of Excellence by the George Washington University. We offer masters degrees in public policy (MPP), public administration (MPA) and a PhD in Public Policy and Administration.

Position Description Summary:

We seek scholars with a strong research profile or demonstrated scholarly potential in public budgeting and/or public finance. Applicants whose scholarly work combines research in nonprofit management or social policy and in public budgeting or public finance will also receive consideration. Applicants must have the ability to teach core courses in the MPP and/or MPA and PhD programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

(1) PhD in public administration, public policy or related field (e.g., economics, political science). ABDs will be considered but must complete all requirements for the PhD by the date of appointment.

(2) Potential to establish a sustained program of academic research resulting in a strong publication record as evidenced by scholarly publications or works in progress.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please complete an online faculty application at tssearch

Pending final budgetary approval, review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 1, 2016 may be considered for interviews at the APPAM fall research conference in Washington DC. Applications received by November 30, 2016 will still be guaranteed full consideration and may be considered for interviews at the AEA meetings in Chicago. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

For more information, send an email to tssearch Also see our web site at

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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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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