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Assistant Professor Position in Diversity and Public Organizations

Syracuse University
Job Location:
Syracuse, New York
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Location: Syracuse NY

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

FLSA Status: Exempt

Rank: Assistant

Campus: Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code: Not Applicable

Job Description

The Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA) Department at Syracuse University seeks to hire a tenure-track, assistant professor for a new position in Diversity and Public Organizations.
We specifically are interested in candidates with demonstrated research and teaching expertise in public management who focus on the development, management, and leadership of diverse, inclusive, and equitable public organizations and/or the impact of public organizations, administrative action, and public programs and policies on historically underrepresented, marginalized, or vulnerable populations.


Research and teaching are important aspects of this position.
Strong candidates will have research agendas rooted in public administration and management that address issues such as social justice, social equity, organizational and civic leadership, administrative burden, access, and fairness, or structural and systemic discrimination, among others.


  • The successful candidate will contribute to both core and elective courses in the PAIA Department's Master of Public Administration Program.
  • We strongly value excellent teaching and expect candidates to be able to teach Public Organizations and Management and to develop new courses focused on issues of managing and leading for diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and access in the public sector.
  • Candidates should be able to integrate theory, analysis, and practical skills in these and other courses.
  • Candidates may also teach in other PAIA and Maxwell programs at the doctoral, masters, and undergraduate level.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, a writing sample, a diversity statement, a teaching statement, and a list of recommenders.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Priority Consideration: 09/30/2021

Job Category: Faculty

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