University of Montana Assistant Professor, Public Administration in Missoula, Montana

Job Description

The University of Montana invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor Public Administration & Policy with the appointment beginning August 2019. The Master of Public Administration is one of the most successful graduate programs at the University of Montana, centrally located within the School of Law’s Baucus Institute, attracting both in-state and out-of-state students. The successful candidate is required to teach public administration courses at the graduate level online and in-person. The area of expertise in public administration is open; however, applicants will be required to teach and have experience teaching Budgeting & Finance, Applied Research Methods, and Program Evaluation. A 3:2 teaching load is expected.

Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate promise of excellence in teaching campus and online courses, commitment to professional service, and promise of high-quality scholarship in public administration.

Required Qualifications

  • Online teaching experience
  • Earned MPA
  • Five (5) or more years of practitioner experience (nonprofit or public sector)
  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Administration, or Public Policy (ABD with expectation of completion by hire date)
About UM, Missoula, and Montana

The University of Montana is the state’s flagship university, with a student enrollment of approximately 10,000. The town boasts small-town charm with big-city sophistication – and amenities. Situated in the recreational center and health services hub of Western Montana, the department has a vibrant faculty and a close connection with our students and the broader community. Missoula is home to a wide range of renowned writers, artists, musicians, and outdoor enthusiasts, in addition to being a wonderful place to raise a family.

The university seeks to attract collaborative, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The University of Montana is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and gender diverse individuals. The application materials are available in an alternate format upon request. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ preference in accordance with state law.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

  • University of Montana
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  • City of Missoula
  • Destination Missoula
  • Video: There's This Place
  • Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
  • State of Montana
  • Visit Montana

How to Apply
Priority Application Deadline: December 26, 2018

Applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin after and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials online at

  • Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Professional References– names and contact information for three (3) professional reference

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - *Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. *References - References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. *Testing - *Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. *Employment Eligibility - **All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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Tracking Code: 2138-254

Job Location: Missoula, Montana, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular