Texas Tech University

MPA Director

Master of Public Administration Program
Appointment at the Level of Associate/Full Professor

The Master of Public Administration Program in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University seeks a candidate for the position of Director, Master of Public Administration Program with an appointment at the level of Associate/Full Professor. The Department would like the start date for this position to be January 1, 2017 but a start date of August 1, 2017 is also acceptable.

The successful candidate's field of specialization is open but the Department has needs in the areas of public management, human resource management, administrative leadership, ethics, and information technology. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in an appropriate subfield of Public Administration and should possess substantial administrative experience managing a Master of Public Administration program, including advising, scheduling, and managing such things as admissions, degree plans, and recruitment. This position comes with a reduced teaching load. Finally, the successful candidate should have a substantial record of scholarly success including securing outside funds to support his/her research program. The salary for this position is competitive and includes a generous benefits package.

The Department of Political Science has 22 faculty members, offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in addition to the MPA and is home to one of the four-campus USGS-funded South Central Climate Science Center (one of 6 in the continental U.S.) and the Earl Survey Research Laboratory and works closely with other research institutes on campus as the National Wind Institute and the Department of Public Health in the TTU Health Sciences Center. The MPA program at Texas Tech University is NASPAA accredited, and faculty in the Department receive substantial financial resources for research support and conference travel. Texas Tech University is Tier One Carnegie Research Institution, has over 35,000 students who select from undergraduate and graduate programs that include Medicine, Law, Engineering, Media and Communications, and Agricultural Sciences. Lubbock is a growing city of nearly 250,000 and is the commercial, medical, financial and cultural hub of the South Plains.

Review of Applications will begin on September 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidate's qualifications, a CV, and a list of contact information for five references. These items should be submitted at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/. The requisition number is 7932BR .

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and /or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.


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