Position: 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
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:
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.
Qualifications: Required: (1) Doctorate in
public administration, public policy, political science, or related
field; (2) a record of, or demonstrated potential for practically
focused and engaged teaching, consulting, research, and academic
and professional publications; (3) a commitment to improving public
service; and (4) willingness and ability to work effectively with
diverse audiences. Desirable qualities include experience with
adult education, experience working with local government boards,
and experience creating new programs and services.
Application deadline: Applications will be
reviewed on a rolling basis with a final submission deadline of
October 2, 2017. Applications must be submitted online at
Learn more at https://www.sog.unc.edu/about/employment-opportunities.
The School requires a curriculum vita, a writing sample,
references, and a cover letter describing your interest in the
position. For more information contact the recruiting committee
chair: Aimee Wall, School of Government; CB# 3330, Knapp-Sanders
Building; UNC-Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330.
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.