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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 99400-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking high performing faculty to teach public management, and how public management supports the development and implementation of local, state and federal policies.

Candidates will conduct productive research, be committed teachers, and welcome being part of an inter-disciplinary department dedicated to promoting good public policy. Successful candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and masters/graduate level, lead a scholarly research program, as well as perform university and professional service. Candidates with a strong potential to conduct externally-supported research and research grants are preferred.

The selected scholar will teach core courses in public management, as well as upper-level electives in specialty topics in public management such as: performance management, public sector leadership, non-profit management, public budgeting, or public policymaking process.

For this position, the strongest candidate will be a scholar who is capable and interested in engaging in public dialogues, including interactions with the media, as well as in advising state and local government officials.

We encourage applicants from public management or public administration traditions. The research and teaching may also include domestic or international public management or public administration.

Principal Duties:

Successful candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and masters/graduate level, lead a scholarly research program, perform university and professional service, interact with the media and public officials, and complete public outreach.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in Public Administration/Policy or a related field required prior to the start of the appointment.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Applicants should demonstrate excellence and productivity in research and a commitment to teaching. Appointment at the tenured level requires evidence of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service and requires review by the Social Sciences Tenure Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' research strength, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, please go to, go to PVL 99400, then click on the 'Apply Now' button and create a profile.

Submit a letter of interest (including research and teaching interests), your curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. You are also asked to provide the name and contact information for three references.

The deadline for assured consideration is October 5, 2019; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until it is filled.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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