Tenured Position in Public Policy Analysis

Division of Politics & Economics

School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation

Claremont Graduate University

Tenured Position in Public Policy Analysis


Claremont Graduate University’s School of Social Science, Policy and Evaluation invites applications for a tenured position in Public Policy, scheduled to begin Fall of 2017. CGU’s Department of Politics and Policy offers only graduate‐ level degrees such as the PhD in Political Science (one PhD field is Policy) and several MA degrees including the MA in Public Policy, the MA in Public Policy and Evaluation, the MA in Politics, Economics & Business, the MA in Politics (with emphases in American and in Political Philosophy), and the MA in Religion and Politics. CGU’s Department of Politics and Policy is an Institutional Member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).


In keeping with CGU’s graduate‐only focus, we seek a nationally renowned scholar in the area of Public Policy. The specific policy focus is open, but the Department of Politics and Policy has linkages with CGU’s division of Community and Global Health, and an interest in Health Policy is welcome. We also have links with the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, home to a nationally recognized program in Evaluation. Faculty who are able to cross the Policy‐ Evaluation boundary would also be welcome. We also seek a scholar who can show successful experience working with doctoral students to complete their dissertations in a timely way and to assist them in publication. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and/or capacity for advising a diverse student body. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester, and the successful candidate should be prepared to teach graduate‐level core Policy courses such as Policy Design and Implementation, the Policy Process, Cost‐Benefit Analysis, Policy Evaluation, etc. We expect that the successful candidate will be expert in the use of appropriate research methods such as multivariate statistics, computational analytics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), etc. CGU is also an Esri Partner in GIS Research and Education.


The School is also interested in scholars and teachers whose work enhances CGU’s diversity goals. Current members of Political Science and Public Policy at CGU are interested in diversity issues; for example, our senior Policy Analysis scholar is currently doing work on environmental justice, and our senior Political Scientist is doing work on American Indian voting rights. CGU is a small university with a focus on transdisciplinarity, and therefore applicants with interests beyond one field are appreciated.


CGU is affiliated with five undergraduate colleges via the Claremont University Consortium. Joint research opportunities and teaching with the Claremont colleges may be possible.


Applicants should submit a letter discussing their interest in the position and how they could contribute to Public Policy at CGU, a CV, a diversity statement (see below), and the names of four references to dpesearch@cgu.edu. Consideration of applications will begin April 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Any questions should be directed to Eliana Leon, Eliana.leon@cgu.edu.


CGU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws in its employment or hiring practices.


Claremont Graduate University is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area via their diversity statements. Applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply as are individuals who have membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives, Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian), and Puerto Ricans.