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Public Administration Tenure Track Position

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Public Administration and Policy
Tenure Status
Tenure Track

Provide Rank: Assistant Professor

Position Number: 018191

Department: Government & Justice Studies - 250750

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in Public Administration, Political Science, or a related discipline.
  • Nonprofit practitioner and/or nonprofit academic experience.
A J.D. is not sufficient for this position.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
  • Primary areas of interest are nonprofit management and philanthropy, which will serve our MPA nonprofit management concentration and our nonprofit certificate program.
  • Professional experience in public administration.
License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

The Department of Government and Justice Studies (GJS) is home to over 800 undergraduate majors and over 70 graduate students. It has 35 full-time tenure-track faculty who are at the forefront of their diverse areas of expertise and are amongst the most honored teachers at Appalachian State University.

The Master of Public Administration program is NASPAA-accredited and has over 60 students, most of whom specialize in local government or non-profit administration (see The Department houses undergraduate programs in criminal justice and political science and graduate programs in political science and public administration. The Department's Diversity Commitment can be found at and additional information about the Department of Government and Justice Studies can be found at

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The teaching load is three courses per semester for faculty who maintain an active research agenda. Responsibilities include instruction at the graduate and undergraduate levels, an active program of scholarship, instruction at on-campus and off-campus sites, student advising, and participation in service activities.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Appointment Type: 1.0

Number Of Months Per Year: 9

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of classroom and educational environments in a professional position at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Posting Date: 08/02/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/01/2023

Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:
  • a cover letter that includes an outline of teaching and research interests;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • unofficial copy of transcript from the Ph.D. granting institution;
  • a list of three references with contact information (references will not be contacted without prior notice to the candidate)
Any additional questions can be directed to the search chair, Dr. Brian Bulla, at

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Search Chair Name
Dr. Brian Bulla

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