FYI: Talk from Dr. Lameesa Muhammad-Jordan (UC) next week in TSU’s Graduate Student Speaker and Workshop Series

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2 positions at Northern Illinois

“The Department of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University invites  applications from individuals seeking a collegial environment that offers excellent research and teaching opportunities in a nationally ranked MPA program located in global Chicago’s metropolitan region. The department anticipates filling two tenure track assistant professor positions to begin August 2017, pending budgetary approval.
Successful applicants will have primary teaching and research interests in the core public and nonprofit management subjects of the MPA degree including: organization theory and behavior, human resources management, information technology, budgeting and finance, performance measurement, and theory of public and nonprofit administration. The department particularly seeks candidates who can demonstrate competency in performance measurement and management, or human resource management. Applicants should be, or have the potential to be, a productive scholar as well as a high quality teacher. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to teach and engage a diverse student body and other program stakeholders are preferred.”

Detailed job information

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Social network analysis/Social media data analytics workshop on Thursday 11/10 at noon

Dr. Kyujin Jung will hold a hands-on workshop for students and other interested members of the College on Thursday 11/10/2016 at 12pm, related to social network analysis and social media data analytics. Please RSVP to Dr. Jung at if you plan to attend this workshop.

The workshop is expected to last two hours. You should bring a laptop in order to make the most of this hands-on learning opportunity. The room is TBD, contact Dr. Jung closer to the date to find out the room it will be held in.

Note: the date and time of the workshop was chosen to maximize student participation based on participation in a Doodle poll. If this date/time does not work for you, another workshop may be held in Spring if sufficient demand exists.

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Public Service Research Brown Bag this Friday 11/4/2016 – Dr. Ken Chilton (PA Dept) on gentrification and displacement in Nashville

This Friday, 11/4/2016 we have our last Public Service Research Brown Bag get-together of the semester at Avon Williams Campus – Dr. Chilton’s presentation is titled "The role of policy in neighborhood change: gentrification and displacement in Nashville, Tennessee." Hope you can join us. We will be in Room 203 at noon like last time, feel free to bring your lunch.

If you are interested in a Spring talk date, please let Dr. Streams know…You can always access the full schedule online.

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Senior Research Associate position at Vanderbilt in the new Tennessee Education Research Alliance

Link to job posting (has more information than this post)

Senior Research Associate-1605391

The Tennessee Education Research Alliance is a research-practice partnership between the Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Department of Education. Powered by a top quality longitudinal data set and top of field researchers, The Alliance is poised to be a national leader in practice focused research. The Alliance represents one of only a few attempts to create a rigorous research consortium aimed squarely at influencing state education policy, a role that becomes ever more important in the current context where states play an increasingly large role in education governance. The work of The Alliance will aim to directly and immediately inform state policy and practice. The organization will conduct research on questions of greatest urgency to the state and ensure that actionable findings are brought to the attention of policymakers and practitioners to whom they are important.

The Senior Research Associate will be a critical member of The Alliance team and the first full-time dedicated research staff of the organization.

The Senior Research Associate will:

  • Prepare and publish original research, research syntheses, policy briefs, and other products as needed.
  • Independently carry out and design highly sophisticated and independent experiments and research projects.
  • Mentor and train graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in developing their research projects.
  • Report to the Executive Director and work in partnership with the Faculty Director to create key research products.

Basic Qualifications

Job requires a Doctorate and 5 years of experience or the equivalent.

Preferred Education, Skills, and Experiences:

  • Strong independent research experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to create products that bridge the gap between research and practice.
  • Demonstrated evidence of ability to obtain independent external funding, of significant intellectual contribution to research programs, and of publication of research findings in peer reviewed journals as senior author.
  • Demonstrated evidence of ability to translate research findings into language accessible to policymakers and practitioners.
  • Experience working in a K-12 school preferred
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COMPA call for proposals closes October 31 for the March 2017 conference in ATL

The National Conference of Minority Public Administrators, an ASPA section (COMPA), will be holding their Spring 2017 conference from March 15-17 in coordination with the national ASPA meeting held in Atlanta, GA.

If you are interested in presenting and/or attending, please review the information linked here as soon as possible, as the current deadline for COMPA proposals is October 31, 2016. The call for papers is linked below as is the overall conference website with registration, hotel, fee etc. information. Students are encouraged to participate.

If you would like to learn more about the conference, in addition to the links above you can review materials from the 2016 conference in Jackson here:

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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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