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Assistant Teaching Professor (non tenure track)-Public Policy

Syracuse University
Job Location:
Syracuse, New York
Public Administration and Policy

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Location: Syracuse, New York

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: Hours will be determined by Chair.

Campus: Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code: Not Applicable

Job Description

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.


A doctoral degree (PhD) or appropriate terminal professional degree is required Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, or evidence of the potential for excellence in teaching, is also required. 

Job Specific Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD (preferred) or appropriate terminal professional degree (required) in Public Administration, Public Policy, a related social science discipline or a related interdisciplinary program. Teaching experience or evidence of potential for teaching excellence is required. Candidates will have:
* A demonstrated ability to interact effectively and efficiently with diverse people in a highly multidisciplinary environment
* A commitment to and potential for excellence in developing and leading experiential and applied learning opportunities for students. 


  • The teaching professor will serve as instructor for required and elective courses in the undergraduate Policy Studies major.
  • Occasionally, teaching in the Public Administration and International Affairs graduate programs may be assigned.
  • Other responsibilities, such as administrative duties and service to the department, school, and the University, may be expected, as well.
  • Service assignments may include providing student advising; supporting student admissions and placement; serving on curriculum oversight committees and other service assignments typical of faculty members in the department.
  • 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. 

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

For consideration, candidates must complete an online faculty demographic summary (available at and attach online the following:

1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Statement of teaching philosophy
4. Teaching evaluations (if available)
5. One-page diversity statement that describes the applicant's potential contributions to teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds
6. 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.

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: 01/31/2022

Job Category: Faculty

Message to Applicants

The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School is home to the world's first master of public administration program, which is ranked first among more than 250 graduate public affairs programs in the United States and has several top-ranked specialties (U.S. News & World Report). The department is also home to a top-ranked master's program in international relations (Foreign Policy magazine), as well as several other programs, including a Ph.D. in public administration, a master's degree in public health, executive master's degrees in public administration and international relations, and a wide range of certificate programs.
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