Public Policy, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-PublicPolicy-2017206 [#8533, 2017206]
Position Title: Department Head (Associate or Full Professor), Public Policy
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Hartford, Connecticut 06103, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy
Starting Date:2017/08/23
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/11/08, finished 2017/06/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Department Head (Associate or Full Professor), Public Policy

The Department of Public Policy (DPP) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks to fill a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to serve as Department Head. DPP is home to a NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration program (MPA) with a nationally ranked strength area in public budgeting and finance and is launching a new analytic Master of Public Policy program (MPP). The Department also houses a Master of Arts in Survey Research program and graduate certificate programs in survey research and nonprofit management, all offered fully online.  Starting in fall 2017, the Department of Public Policy will move to UConn’s dynamic new campus in downtown Hartford, Connecticut.  This move to Connecticut’s capital city will locate DPP near the state legislature and many of Connecticut’s state departments and nonprofits, offering students and faculty a unique opportunity to engage with key policy stakeholders on a variety of public policy issues.  The University of Connecticut is a premier research institution–designated as a Research University/Very High research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. The Department of Public Policy has thirteen full time faculty plus adjunct faculty. There are approximately 200 enrolled graduate students in DPP, along with full- and part-time staff to support research and teaching duties.

The successful candidate’s duties will include management and oversight of the Department’s operations, representing the Department before constituencies inside and outside of the University, research, and teaching. The successful candidate’s primary teaching assignment will be to offer core and elective classes in the MPA and MPP programs. The specific teaching assignment will be determined based on the abilities and interests of the candidate and the needs of the Department and might include graduate or undergraduate classes at the Hartford Campus or the main campus in Storrs. The Department Head is expected to continue a program of high quality research and publication.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in public administration, public policy, economics, political science, sociology, or related field, and a record of scholarly activity based on rigorous social science research methods that is commensurate with a tenured appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who are at the rank of Full Professor, have previous administrative experience in an academic setting, demonstrated teaching excellence, superior communication skills, and who are comfortable with a wide array of analytical methods. Candidates who contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience are preferred.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, 10-month appointment with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017.  Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Select apply to submit the following materials: a letter of interestcurriculum vitae; one single-spaced statement of leadership and management philosophy, including a vision for fostering diversity and inclusion; and a list of three references (with email, phone number and mailing address). Any questions about application materials may be directed to Professor Davita Silfen Glasberg ( 

Review of applicants will begin on December 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017206)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. 

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
(959) 200-3918
University of Connecticut
Department of Public Policy
10 Prospect Street, 4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103

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