Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor - Pennsylvania State University

Job # 83061

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor (Open-Rank, TT)

The Program in Public Policy at the Pennsylvania State University seeks to hire multiple tenure track faculty members to teach in the new Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program and develop the research profile of the new program. We seek outstanding candidates from all ranks and all areas of public policy, who conduct rigorous research on public policy and are able to teach MPP core courses in topics such as policy analysis and program evaluation, the economic foundations of public policy, data analytics, public organizations, or budgeting and finance. Early career professorships may be available for exceptional junior scholars, and endowed positions may be awarded to outstanding senior scholars.

The start date for the position is August 2019. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in public policy, public affairs, or a related social science field by August 2019. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability for conducting high-quality research published in leading journals; a track-record of or potential for securing external funding; demonstrated teaching excellence; a willingness to help mentor graduate students; and a willingness to participate in service to the program, university and public policy field.

The Program in Public Policy at Penn State (University Park) was created in 2018 in response to the call in the university strategic plan for Penn State to address complex global issues. With strong social sciences, data analytics and sciences, Penn State is well-positioned to be a leader in public policy. The program will welcome its first cohort of MPP students in fall 2019. This is a great opportunity for an energetic scholar, teacher, and colleague who would like to help build an outstanding public policy program at a top research university. Applicants can learn more about the program by contacting Lilliard Richardson, Director (, or Chris Witko ( or by reviewing the program web page:

Interested candidates must submit an online application at, and should upload the following application materials electronically (pdf): letter of interest, CV, and one recent writing sample. Candidates who currently hold tenured or tenure track positions should also upload a list of three references with contact information, while junior candidates (ABDs, recent Ph.Ds., and post-docs) should have three recommendation letters sent to Francine Hamilton, Administrative Support Coordinator for Public Policy at Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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