Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position


The School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University is searching for an Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor with specialties in local governance and management. Research focuses can be domestic, international, or comparative and may include (but are not limited to) collaborative governance, participatory democracy, community development, network modeling, local solutions to compelling problems, urban planning, local or regional economic development, performance of local government services, management of local government, and information technology for local governance. Appointment at the full professor level may be possible for a candidate with an exceptional research record in the specified areas of expertise.


Minimum educational qualifications include a Ph.D. in a related field (e.g., political science, public affairs, public management, public administration, public policy, sociology, urban planning, economics) and evidence of a developed research program. The successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally supported research program. The expected start date is August 1, 2019 and Ph.D. must be completed by that date. 


We are especially interested in applicants with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ, etc.) and an interest in contributing to SPEA’s programs, curricular offerings, and research portfolio in ways that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion; applicants are encouraged to address these topics in the letter of application.


SPEA-Bloomington is a world leader in public affairs education, and is among the largest schools of public administration and public policy in the United States with 34,000 alumni around the world. In the 2018 “Best Graduate Schools” reported by U.S. News & World Report, SPEA-Bloomington ranks first, making it the nation's highest-ranked professional graduate program in public affairs. Five of its specialty programs are ranked in the top-five listings.


To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by September 30 2018; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, current vitae, sample publication, and contact information for three references to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/


Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to Claudia N. Avellaneda, Search Chair, at cavellan@indiana.edu


For more information see: http://www.indiana.edu/~spea


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.