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Assistant Professor, Master of Public Administration Program

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Position Information

Working Title Assistant Professor, Master of Public Administration Program
Department Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Organizational Leadership
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Position Number tbd
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position

The Department of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Organizational Leadership at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Master of Public Administration program beginning August 2018.

NKU’s MPA program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and has approximately 80 students.

Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering outstanding quality of life, NKU is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of about two million people.

For additional information on Northern Kentucky University, visit

Primary Responsibilities

The tenure track faculty member will teach 3 courses each semester, at least two in the MPA program.

Possible courses include public policy, budgeting, administrative law, executive management, local government management, and planning and community development.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, following an active research agenda, service on a department and/or university committees, and advising graduate students.


A Ph.D. in Public Administration or Public Policy or related field or a D.P.A. is required by appointment. The area of specialization is open.

Commitment to graduate education, scholarship and publication, and service to the university and community are expected. In addition, demonstrated commitment and/or experience fostering a learning environment supportive of diverse populations is expected.

For additional information on the MPA program, visit

Review of applications will begin October 20 and will continue until the position is filled.

Submit a letter of application, vitae, evidence of quality teaching, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Dr. Julie Olberding, Search Committee Chair.

Any candidate offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education Doctorate
Preferred Education Doctorate

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2017F272
Job Open Date 08/25/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of teaching style and effectiveness
  4. Names and contact information of 3 professional references
  5. References
Optional Documents
  1. Other