Cleveland State University seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs invites applications for the position of assistant/associate professor of public administration or professor of practice. The start date is either August 17, 2020 or January 2, 2021 to accommodate the successful candidate. The area of specialization within public administration is open; candidates with expertise in nonprofit management, public management, performance management or public safety management are encouraged to apply.
The Levin College is nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report in urban policy (#3), local government management (#13), and nonprofit management (#20). We prepare our graduates to lead in diverse and dynamic urban environments. Located in downtown Cleveland, Cleveland State University enrolls over 17,000 students. The Levin College is home to several graduate and undergraduate programs and the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management, which provides professional development to the regions’ public sector nonprofit leaders. The Center is the locus of the Ohio Certified Managers Program.
For the tenure track position (assistant/associate professor), an earned PhD from an accredited university in public administration, nonprofit administration, public policy, management, or a related discipline is required. ABD candidates will be considered with the expectation that they will have the PhD awarded by July 1, 2020 for an August 2020 hire or a December 1 for a January 2021 hire. Candidates for associate professor must demonstrate a substantial record of publication commensurate with the rank’s requirements as stipulated by College bylaws and review. Candidates for assistant professor must demonstrate the potential for such a research record.
Minimum qualifications for an assistant professor of practice are a related graduate degree from an accredited university (e.g., MPA) and ten (10) years of relevant professional experience. The minimum qualifications for associate professor of practice are a related graduate degree and fifteen (15) years of relevant professional experience. The minimum qualifications for professor of practice are a related terminal degree and fifteen (15) years of relevant professional experience. A PhD may be substituted for up to five (5) years of relevant professional experience for the assistant professor of practice and associate professor of practice. The successful candidate will not be expected to conduct research, but rather focus on teaching and service. Therefore, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to develop high quality graduate and undergraduate courses and the ability to contribute to program management and develop relationships with stakeholders to advance the mission of the Levin College.
Also essential is a demonstrated commitment to student achievement and fostering a diverse student population.
For the tenure-track position, the ability to secure external research funding is valued, but not required. Demonstrated excellence in teaching (either online or face-to-face) is also preferred.
For the professor practice position, a demonstrated record of thought leadership within their professions is preferred.
For each position, a willingness and ability to contribute to program management (graduate and undergraduate programs) is preferred.