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 of Public Management

Posting Number: PG191908EP

Internal Recruitment: No

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Public Management

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

Work Schedule: Varies

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 Masters’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 the public management field and are especially interested in those with research and teaching interests in performance management, governance, and social equity. We welcome all candidates doing excellent work in these areas, regardless of methodological specialty or approach, but would be especially interested to hear from applicants engaging in innovative methods.

Teaching responsibilities will be at the graduate level where our new colleague will teach core public management and elective courses in our PhD and NASPAA-accredited MPA programs. The expected teaching load is two courses per semester (2-2 load), with the possibility of summer teaching. The successful candidate will also advise and mentor graduate students, which includes service on doctoral committees. The MPA program 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. A successful candidate will be prepared to engage students in active learning, as well as adapt their teaching styles to match the needs of our diverse student body.

Other Responsibilities

Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Head.


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 and

Other Required Qualifications

Successful candidates must demonstrate:

  • Evidence of or strong potential for teaching excellence;
  • strong research skills, including a record of and clear agenda for scholarly publication; and
  • An orientation towards service to the university and broader academic and practitioner communities.

Preferred Qualifications


Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required: No

Commercial Driver's License required: No


Job Open Date: 07/22/2022

Anticipated Close Date: Open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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

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.

Letters of interest should include:

  • Research accomplishments and agenda;
  • Teaching interests and philosophy; and
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (between 150-300 words) , including career aspirations and contributions toward championing a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, and well-being. Statement should also address how teaching, mentoring, and research aligns with diversity and inclusion priorities of the department.

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 (upload to Other Document 2), and the name of three references with contact information.


Position Number: 00104483

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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