Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs

Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs

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North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Assistant Professor - Public and International Affairs

Posting Number: PG191899EP

Internal Recruitment: No

Working Title: Assistant Professor - Public and International Affairs

Anticipated Hiring Range: $75,000 - $85,000

Work Schedule: Varies according to need

Job Location: Raleigh, NC

Department: School of Public and International Affairs

About the Department

The School of Public and International Affairs, in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina State University, houses the Department of Public Administration, the Department of Political Science, the Master of International Studies Program, the Public Safety Leadership Initiative, and the Leadership in the Public Sector degree completion program (for more information, see

The Department of Public Administration prepares students for a range of public service leadership posts, from legislative staff and government agencies at all levels to nonprofit organizations and academic institutions. Offering master’s, Ph.D. and Certificate programs, and a Minor in Nonprofit Studies, the Department makes it possible for public administration professionals to study policy and theory, and explore their practical implications, while continuing to work full or part-time. This creates an especially rich classroom experience, built on Real-world learning examples and opportunities.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Public Administration, in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at North Carolina State University (NC State), invites applications from highly-qualified candidates for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, beginning August 2023. We seek applicants from a variety of fields within Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Affairs or related social science disciplines whose research and teaching interests include rigorous research design, data science, and advanced statistical applications.

Teaching responsibilities will include graduate level courses in research design and statistical analysis in our PhD and NASPAA-accredited MPA programs. The expected teaching load is two courses per semester (2-2 load), with the option of summer teaching. The successful candidate will also advise and mentor graduate students, which includes service on doctoral student committees. The MPA program’s mission serves pre- and in- service students, with most courses offered face- to-face in the evenings, although hybrid and online courses are also available. PhD seminars are cohort based and delivered on campus


Minimum Education and Experience

Applicants must have a PhD in Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Affairs, or a related field by the time of appointment.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Ability to engage students in active learning, as well as adapt their teaching styles to match the needs of our diverse student body.
  • Demonstrated: evidence of or strong potential for teaching excellence; strong research skills, including a record of and clear agenda for scholarly publication
  • An orientation towards service to the university and broader academic and practitioner communities.

Preferred Qualifications: n/a

Required License(s) or Certification(s): n/a

Valid NC Driver's License required: No

Commercial Driver's License required: No


Job Open Date: 07/14/2022

Anticipated Close Date: open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a letter of interest discussing their:

  • research accomplishments and agenda;
  • teaching interests and philosophy; and
  • contributions to DEI, including career aspirations and contributions toward championing a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, and well-being.

Applicants should also submit a current curriculum vitae, at least one example of scholarly writing (upload to Writing Statement), sample syllabi (upload to Other Document 1) and teaching evaluations (if available, upload to Other Document 2), and the name of three references with contact information.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing requirements in this job ad. Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus are department goals. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words, upload to Other Document 3) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward championing a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, and well-being in all we do. Through this statement, applicants should address how their teaching, mentoring, and research aligns with diversity and inclusion priorities of the department.

Screening will begin on 10-1-2022 and will continue until the position is filled. You may contact the search committee for this position at


Position Number: 00003659

Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week): 1.0

Appointment: 9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather: Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events: Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No

Department ID: 160601 - Public & International Affairs


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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