Associate Professor/Professor Public Affairs

The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at the Indianapolis campus seeks to fill one senior (tenured) faculty position beginning in August 2019.  The fields of specialization are open, and we seek someone to complement our existing strengths and priorities.  Currently, we have program priorities in research and teaching in a variety of public affairs domains, including public management, environmental policy, emergency management, nonprofit management, policy analysis, urban governance, and public finance. SPEA has strong interests in building on our strengths in urban affairs, diversity and social equity, and community development.

All applicants for tenured positions must present evidence of high-quality research and an ambitious research program.  An outstanding research record and scholarly reputation is necessary for a tenured appointment at either the Associate Professor or Professor level.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field (e.g., public affairs, economics, public administration, political science, sociology).  

Teaching responsibilities include courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The standard teaching load within the school is four courses per year, typically with small class sizes.

SPEA is a multi-disciplinary professional school of Indiana University, committed to excellence in research, teaching, and civic engagement. The Indianapolis and Bloomington campuses make up one core school.  Among public affairs programs, SPEA programs are ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report. SPEA IUPUI has 650 undergraduates in public affairs and criminal justice majors as well as 350 graduate students in the NASPAA-accredited MPA, Masters in Criminal Justice, and graduate certificate programs. 

The MPA program at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI is ranked 52nd out of 282 U.S. schools. The school’s nonprofit management program has been ranked in the Top 10 in the country for the past decade and is currently ranked 7th nationally. Our MPA in Public Management is ranked 37th.

IUPUI is a research-intensive institution, with about $300 million annually in external grants and contracts. With over 30,000 students, IUPUI is the third-largest campus in the state, and the IUPUI campus is located in downtown Indianapolis within walking distance of the Capitol, museums and professional sports venues.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 26, 2018 and will be accepted until the positions are filled. SPEA and Indiana University are committed to diversity, and we seek candidates with a demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabled and ethnic backgrounds of the institution’s students and employees. Please submit a letter of application, current CV, complete contact information, and the names of three references to:

Dr. Tom Stucky

Executive Associate Dean

c/o Ranna Johnson

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Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Educator and Contractor, M/F/D and strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.