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Assistant or Associate Professor, Political Science – Public AdministrationRUniversity of Nevada, Reno – Main CampusThe University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at or UNR Med professional job postings, if you have questions or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at .Job DescriptionThe Political Science Department at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for a full-time appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the area of Public Administration. We seek candidates with broad competence in Public Administration. We are especially interested in candidates whose research examines the intersections between inequality and stratification with other important issues, including but not limited to urbanization, rural community development, and public health. We are particularly interested in candidates who examine the role of race, gender, and other dimensions of marginalization in public administration and policy development, implementation, and outcomes, including those using critical and/or intersectional approaches.The Department has a Masters of Public Administration program, which includes a Public Policy component. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the program, and to teach at all levels of the curriculum (lower and upper division undergraduate, MPA and PhD), including specific courses required for degree programs. Normal teaching load is 2/2. We welcome applicants from any empirical research methodological tradition, but expect a high-level of sophistication and rigor. The start-up package is competitive.Required QualificationsPh.D. in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Political Science or a related field.A developing or established research agenda in Public Administration or Public Policy, topic open.A record of, or potential for, publishing in top-tier journals and presses in relevant fields.A rigorous, empirical research methodology.Ability to teach budgeting, public personnel administration and research methods for public administrators.Demonstrated excellence, or clear evidence of potential for excellence, in teaching.Preferred QualificationsAbility to teach intergovernmental relations and urban politicsEvidence of or potential for strong external grant activityEvidence of attention to diversity, equity and inclusion in research, teaching and/or serviceCompensation RankAssistant Professor, IIAssociate Professor, IIIDepartment InformationThe UNR Department of Political Science is an energetic, collegial and exciting community of political scientists and public policy and public administration scholars with a deep commitment to excellence in research and teaching as well as to leadership in the Department, the University, and the diverse northern Nevada community. The Department is home to three graduate programs that confer MA, MPA and PhD degrees. The PhD includes an emphasis in Public Policy. The Department offers a BA in Political Science and coordinates the International Affairs major and minors in Latin American Studies, Asian Studies and Renewable Energy. Faculty are linked with a variety of College and University-wide initiatives, such as the Cybersecurity Center and the Gender, Race and Identity Program. Additional information about the Department can be found at: .College of Liberal Arts and University InformationThe College emphasizes inquiry, discovery and openness to new ideas and perspectives and supports major scholarly research, teaching and creative activity in the humanities, social sciences and arts. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Along with the interdisciplinary Department of Gender, Race and Identity Studies, the College has a Latino Research Center and is actively addressing racism, bias and inequities; for examples, see the Diversity, Research and Engagement website. The world-class Lilley Museum of Art opened in 2019; the many departments of the College have an active intellectual and public events life.The University of Nevada, Reno is a public land-grant institution with Carnegie Research 1 status. With a student population of approximately 22,000, including over 3,000 graduate students, UNR students and faculty have won numerous national research awards and competitive fellowships. The university has been designated as a Carnegie Community Engagement university. Nearly half of UNR students are students of color; the university is an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. In accordance with the University’s mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service in a pluralistic environment.The University has dynamic intellectual, artistic and sports life and a close relationship to the city of Reno, an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history that hosts an active art, music and festival scene along the Truckee River. Known for its proximity to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is a vibrant, diverse and growing city of 300,000 located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, about 200 miles east of San Francisco, about 100 miles east of Sacramento and 30 miles north of the state capital, Carson City. Combined with the neighboring city of Sparks, the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of 450,000. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts and is rated one of the top locations in the United States for living and for outdoor recreation. It has an international airport with direct flights to many transportation hubs. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit and Dual Career Assistance ProgramThe University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career ProgramTotal CompensationThe total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR BenefitsContact Information for this positionSearch Chair-William Eubank co-Coordinator-Karen Braun co-Coordinator-Tamela Gorden l-Time Equivalent100.0%Required Attachment(s)Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at contact if assistance is needed with uploading documents. Help is available during regular PST business hours.A complete application must include the following documents. Please upload your cover letter, the diversity statement and two research-based writing samples to the required additional attachments section of your application. Letters of recommendation should be emailed to the address provided below:1) A complete Curriculum Vita2) Cover letter stating qualifications, experience, research plans and teaching experience3) A brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a diverse, culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying4) Two research-based writing samples5) Additionally, please submit three letters of recommendation to . Do not upload the letters to the “Optional References” section in the application. You may leave that section blank.This posting is open until filled Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. The system requires a close date; however, this search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 7, 2020.Posting Close Date03/31/2021Note to ApplicantA background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment….. click apply for full job detailsTracking

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