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Assistant Professor of Practice or Associate Professor of Practice in Public Administration

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Practice or Associate Professor of Practice in Public Administration
Job Posting Number 20180083FAC
Job Location San Marcos
Department Political Science
Position Description

The Department of Political Science at Texas State University invites applications for an assistant professor of practice or associate professor of practice in public administration to begin fall 2018. This position will be a non-tenure-line, nine-month faculty position having a contract term not to exceed five years, subject to annual reappointment review, and renewable upon expiration of the initial term. Applicants must be able and willing to teach day and evening courses in San Marcos, Austin, and Round Rock. For more information on Texas State University’s Faculty of Practice appointments follow this link http://policies.txstate.edu/division-policies/academic-affairs/04-01-23.html.

Primary responsibilities include:

1. Teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in public administration.
2. Provide external relations connecting students with the practitioner community and alumni through interface with professional organizations and individuals on and off campus, public and nonprofit entities.
3. Assist the MPA program director with recruitment, advising, and internship and job placements of students in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in PA.
4. Assist with the supervision of internships.

Required Qualifications

1. Earned Ph.D. degree in public administration, political science, or related field or J.D. from an accredited university is required at the time of appointment.
2. A significant number of documented years of professional experience at the senior level in the public or nonprofit sectors leading and managing programs; for the rank of assistant professor, a minimum of 5 years, and for associate professor, a minimum of 10 years.
3. Relevant experience presenting at professional conferences and workshops.
4. Leadership positions in relevant professional associations, recognition by peers, or awards for contributions to the profession and/or industry.

To be eligible for hire at the associate professor rank, candidate must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the department. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Public or nonprofit professional experience in policy, finance, or management.
2. Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
3. Ability to work in a diverse environment.
4. Prior teaching experience at the university or community college level.
5. 18 or more graduate credits in political science.
6. Proficiency in spreadsheets, databases, and data analysis.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/20906. To assure full consideration, please submit the following before March 19, 2018: 1) a letter of application outlining professional experience, 2) resume or current curriculum vitae, 3) course teaching evaluations (if available), and 4) three letters of reference from professional and academic sources (at least one from each category).

Note that as part of our application process, we are requesting 3 letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal.

Candidates selected for interviews will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.

Inquiries about this position may be directed to Ms. Jo Ellen Korthals, Administrative Assistant, Department of Political Science at jk37@txstate.edu or 512-245-2233.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2018
Open Date
Review Date 03/19/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Legal Notices

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Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Syllabi
  3. Samples of Scholarly Work/Research
  4. Evidence of Teaching Experience/Evaluations
  5. DD 214/DD1300
  6. Veteran's Preference