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Assistant Professor in Public Policy

Florida Atlantic University
Job Location:
Public Administration and Policy

Position Summary:

The School of Public Administration (SPA) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Public Policy, in any general or specific policy area, starting in Fall 2024. Specialties may include, but are not limited to, FAU’s strategic pillars and platforms such as: Health, Artificial Intelligence, or Environmental policy/sustainability policies. Candidates should be able to teach in our Bachelor of Public Management, Master of Public Administration, and Ph.D. programs in general public administration/public policy, and quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.

Florida Atlantic University is a multi-campus doctoral research university (RU/High Research Activity), with approximately 30,000 students. SPA is housed in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. SPA provides intellectual, analytical, technical, and practical education to advance the state of knowledge in public administration and public policy and to enhance ethical and other public service values within its service region. Successful candidates may be eligible to join an existing community of scholars at FAU’s different research centers in many policy areas, such as the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering, I-Health, and the new School of Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sustainability, among others.

Based on FAU's main campus in Boca Raton, SPA is ranked among the top 75 public affairs programs in the nation (U.S. News and World Report Rankings). It is home to a Ph.D. in Public Administration, a NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA), a Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM), and undergraduate programs in Public Safety Administration (BPSA) and Public Management (BPM).

Further information about the School can be found at:

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to the Director, School of Public Administration and the Dean, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.
  • Responsible for teaching, research, service, and related administrative activities.
  • Responsible for academic advising and related activities.
  • May represent the university, college/school, or department/unit on university and/or Statewide committees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Public Administration/Public Policy, Political Science, or a closely related field. The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. completed by the start of the fall 2024 semester.
  • A record of scholarly excellence and an active, or emerging, research agenda in public policy in any general or specific area.
  • Superior communication skills and the ability to teach across multiple degree programs (in-person and online modalities), including general public policy and public administration, including quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.
  • Experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
  • A record of service to their university, profession, and/or community.
  • Evidence of contributions to excellence of student learning experience through research, teaching, and/or public engagement.
  • Demonstrates skills for understanding cultural differences.
  • A record of or the potential to obtain external research support.
  • Expertise with a wide array of research and analytical methods.
  • Demonstrated engagement with local, state, and national public service organizations in related areas of expertise.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters


Boca Raton

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Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into a single attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. When completing the online application, please upload the following: (1) cover letter/letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) one or two sample publications, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of quality teaching, (5) contact information for three references (email, phone number, and mailing address) who can comment on research and teaching capabilities and accomplishments.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University, not to the individual applicant.

Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

As a Hispanic-serving institution, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse institutions in the Florida state university system. We are committed to recruiting and retaining talented and diverse faculty and staff. We embrace our shared responsibility to create and celebrate a diverse, welcoming, inclusive, and equitable campus environment for all. Our community features excellent schools, a vibrant and safe community, and a sub-tropical climate conductive to year-round outdoor activities.

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