The School of Government seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level who will work in the field of state and local leadership and governance with a focus on elected officials. This position will focus on educating and producing scholarship for local and state government public officials to help them develop the knowledge and skills they need to lead and govern their communities.
This position will be part of the School's Center for Public Leadership and Governance, which is a new initiative designed to integrate, coordinate, and expand the School's leadership, governance, and management programs and scholarship. The faculty member will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the School's MPA program.
The School of Government recognizes the importance of an educational and work environment in which all individuals are respected and valued. To that end, we are strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. For more information about the School's commitment to diversity, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page: https://www.sog.unc.edu/resources/microsites/diversity-and-inclusion. Faculty appointments in the School of Government are 12-month, rather than 9-month academic year. Work is centered in Chapel Hill but will require some travel.
Background: The School of Government (www.sog.unc.edu) at UNC Chapel Hill has 46 faculty members and its mission is to improve the lives of North Carolinians through engaged scholarship that helps public officials understand and improve state and local government. The UNC Chapel Hill MPA Program (www.sog.unc.edu/uncmpa) is recognized as a top program nationally.
Education and Experience:
A record of, or demonstrated potential for practically focused and engaged teaching, consulting, research, and academic and professional publications; a commitment to improving public service; and willingness and ability to work effectively with diverse audiences. Desirable qualities
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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