Clinical Professor Application Extended

December 5, 2016

Open Rank Clinical Professor – Public Administration (Job ID #71032)

The Department of Public Administration (DPA) in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) ( plans to hire a new non-tenure-track faculty member beginning in August 2017. The rank is open.

The Department offers two graduate degrees: the Master in Public Administration (MPA), which is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, and the PhD in public administration. The DPA also offers a new undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Public Policy. We also have a large and active program of international students.

Clinical Faculty contribute to the DPA through teaching and service. The successful candidate’s primary duties will be teaching in the department’s MPA program along with some teaching at the undergraduate level. Preference will be given to candidates also willing and able to assume the duties of MPA Program director within two years. The teaching load for non-tenure track faculty without significant program management responsibilities is eight courses over two semesters, but individual teaching loads are adjusted to accommodate acceptance of program management responsibilities. Candidates with teaching experience in public administration, political science, public policy, or related fields are preferred. Professional experience working in either a government or nonprofit setting is preferred, but not required. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses in one or more of the MPA program’s five areas of concentration: financial management, public management, nonprofit management; public policy, and urban governance and management. A strong commitment to excellent teaching, especially at both the graduate and undergraduate level and a commitment to curriculum and program development is expected.

Clinical Faculty must have a PhD or a terminal degree in a field related to the teaching domain by August 2017. Individuals who are members of a recognized underrepresented group are particularly encouraged to apply.

Clinical faculty are a valued and crucial element of the DPA’s workforce and hold positions through which they contribute to the service and teaching missions of the department and university. At UIC clinical faculty have clear career ladders and generally receive multi-year renewable contracts. Non-tenure system faculty including clinical professors are represented by UIC United Faculty Local 6456, IFT-AFT, AAUP. The most recent contract can be viewed at

The University of Illinois at Chicago is located just west of Chicago’s Loop. It enrolls 29,000 students and is the largest public research university in the Chicago area. The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs was created in 1995 as part of UIC’s Great Cities Initiative. It houses two academic programs (Public Administration and Urban Planning and Policy). The College also hosts nine research centers: the Survey Research Laboratory, the Great Cities Institute, the Urban Transportation Center, the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, the Great Cities Urban Data Visualization Lab, the Center for Urban Economic Development, the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement, Center for Public Safety and Justice and the Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement.


Application Procedure: For fullest consideration, please apply by January 31st, 2017 via the University application system: (Job ID # 71032). A completed on-line application and the following attachments are required for consideration: a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience.  Please make sure to enter contact information, including email addresses, of three professional references in the application. For specific questions about the application, please send an email to Ms. Sari Buffill (  For questions about the position, please contact Faculty Search Chair Kelly LeRoux ( Active screening of applicants begins on February 1st 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the University of Illinois at Chicago not to engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era and to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations.

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