Assistant Professor in Public Administration

Lubbock, Texas, United States

Job description

The Master of Public Administration Program in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting Fall 2018.

Applicants from all areas of public administration are encouraged to apply, while we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in the areas of human resource management, administrative leadership, ethics, and information technology. Applicants must show evidence and/or promise of excellence in teaching and an active research agenda. A Ph.D. in Public Administration (or a closely related discipline) is required by the time of the appointment. Responsibilities of the position include maintaining a solid research program leading to high quality publications, teaching MPA courses, mentoring MPA students and participating in departmental services.

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 the Department is home to one of the four campuses with USGS-funded South Central Climate Science Center and the Earl Survey Research Laboratory and works closely with other research institutes on campus such 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 the 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 in undergraduate and graduate programs that include Arts, Sciences, 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.

How to apply

Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications, a current CV, a list of contact information for three references, and a writing sample. These items should be submitted at The requisition number is 11736BR. Please contact Dr. Sung Kwon, Director of Masters of Public Administration, at if you have any questions.

Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university that retains the sense of a smaller liberal arts institution. Although enrollment is over 30,000, Texas Tech students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty and an environment that stresses student accomplishment above all else.