The School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland seeks to hire a faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor level in the field of international development. We seek someone with a comprehensive understanding of development processes and issues around the world, and linkages to one or more of the other academic concentrations in the School (including social policy, governance, sustainable development, security, and nonprofit and NGO management).
JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate would teach students in our graduate and undergraduate programs, advise doctoral candidates working in this field, and help to build the development concentration at the School. We also have a general interest in candidates who can contribute to both the school's core curriculum and to multiple specializations within the school. Those applying should have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant discipline, such as development studies, economics, political science or public policy.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate would teach students in our graduate and undergraduate programs, advise doctoral candidates working in this field, and help to build the development concentration at the School. We also have a general interest in candidates who can contribute to both the school's core curriculum and to multiple specializations within the school. Those applying should have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant discipline, such as development studies, economics, political science or public policy.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three references with contact information, and a writing sample. To apply: Visit http://jobs.umd.edu or https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/38117 locate the position announcement and apply online. For best consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2015. Application materials sent outside of the online system will not be accepted. Questions may be addressed to SPPDevSearch@umd.edu
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The Maryland School of Public Policy is a top-ranked graduate school of public policy and management with a faculty of scholars and distinguished practitioners. The school offers a signature MPP degree with robust specializations in fields such as Nonprofit Management and Leadership and International Development (primarily for pre-career students) as well as a Masters of Public Management degree (primarily for mid-career students). The PhD program was recently rated amongst the top ten nationally by the National Research Council. The School also offers a number of highly-regarded undergraduate programs and executive (degree and non-degree) programs for career executives in federal, state, and international agencies. The University of Maryland is located inside the Washington Beltway, within thirty minutes of federal agencies, major nonprofits, foundations, and NGOs, key international associations, the state capitol of Maryland, and many private policy-research organizations.