Assistant Teaching Professor

Syracuse University

Assistant Teaching Professor

  • Institution: Syracuse University
  • Location: Syracuse, NY US
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Assistant Teaching Professor

  • Syracuse University | Syracuse, NY US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: January 21, 2022
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Job TitleAssistant Teaching Professor

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Syracuse, NY US

Deadline January 21, 2022

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Assistant Teaching Professor

The Maxwell School, Syracuse University


Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs seeks outstanding candidates for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor position. The person hired will become a member of the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs faculty.  The primary duties of the position will be to teach courses for the interdisciplinary undergraduate major in Policy Studies.  The Policy Studies major prepares students to contribute to policy development and implementation across sectors including national, state, and local governments as well as community based and business organizations.  The curriculum places emphasis on experiential learning and the development of skills that directly enhance students’ career competitiveness and success. The candidate may have teaching assignments in other programs offered by the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs as well, including world renown graduate programs in Public Administration and International Relations.


Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and a commitment to experiential and applied learning is essential for this position.  Candidates should have expertise in public administration, policy analysis, policy implementation, government institutions, non-profit and community-based organizations, or related areas.  Professional experience related to these topics is a plus.  We also seek candidates whose teaching, research, service, or lived experiences have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in our work with students, colleagues, and wider communities. A PhD or appropriate terminal professional degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, a related social science discipline including, but not limited to, economics, political science, sociology, and urban planning, or a related interdisciplinary program is required.


This is a renewable, fixed-term, non-tenure-track position.  Assistant teaching professors serve under three-year renewable contracts.  The career track for teaching professors includes possibilities for promotion to Associate Teaching Professor and Teaching Professor.  Candidates are eligible for promotion after 5 years in rank.  Evaluation for contract renewal and promotion is based on teaching excellence.  Teaching professors do not have expectations for research comparable to tenured or tenure-track faculty, but are expected to maintain currency in their field of expertise and will be provided support for applied research and/or other professional activities.


The Maxwell School is home for the social sciences at Syracuse University including several disciplinary and interdisciplinary social science departments, undergraduate majors, professional degree programs, and research centers.  Maxwell is the top-ranked graduate school in Public Affairs in the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools.


Application Instructions:

For consideration, candidates must complete an online faculty demographic summary (available at and attach online the following: a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations (if available), a one-page diversity statement that describes the applicant’s potential contributions to teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with full consideration given to those received by January 31, 2022. The department will continue to consider applications until this position is filled.


Syracuse University is an EO/AA employer and particularly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

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