Position Number: 004161
Department: Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time
Months Per Year: 9
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications from outstanding senior scholars to serve as Director of the Public Policy Program, an interdisciplinary Ph.D. granting program that draws upon faculty and resources from three colleges. The term of the position begins on July 1, 2017. The Program Director reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the tenure home for the Director will be in a department in the College that is affiliated with the Public Policy Program.
Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Public Policy or a closely related social science discipline and a record of distinction in public policy research, with credentials and experience appropriate for a tenured professorship at UNC Charlotte. We seek candidates with administrative or other related experience that has prepared them to serve as Director of a diverse and growing interdisciplinary Ph.D. granting program, and who have a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion as values in the program and college. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.
The Program Director will be responsible for coordinating and expanding the interdisciplinary program within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where it is housed, as well as coordinating with the Belk College of Business and the College of Health and Human Services. The Director is responsible for coordinating all aspects of graduate education in the Public Policy Program and represents the program within and across college, university, professional, and community networks.
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
We will give preference to candidates with experience working within an interdisciplinary environment, and who have experience in multiple facets of graduate education, including recruitment, curriculum development, mentoring, and placement. A track record of extramural funding is strongly desired. Preference will also be given to those with a record of active service to the discipline of public policy through its organizations and journals. We seek candidates who possess the vision and leadership to support a program targeted to expand its mission considerably, who will enhance the intellectual and interdisciplinary climate of the program, and build networks within the profession and with practitioners.