Open Rank Professor
The Master of Public Administration Program in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or AssociateProfessor, starting Fall 2020.

Applicants from all areas of public administration are encouraged to apply. While the positions are open with respect to specialty, we especially welcome applications from candidates with expertise in the areas of human resource management, administrative leadership, ethics, information technology, healthcare, or environmental/sustainability policy. Applicants must have substantive knowledge about public and/or nonprofit organizations and possess the ability to teach core and elective courses in the MPA curriculum, and have expertise in a specialized area in public or nonprofit management. The successful candidate must show evidence and/or promise of excellence in teaching and an active research agenda. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. 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 in appropriate peer-reviewed outlets, teaching MPA courses, mentoring MPA students and participating in services. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

The Department of Political Science has 24 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 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 and 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.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019, 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 18657BR. Please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Sung-Wook Kwon, at with any questions.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, though their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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Sung-Wook Kwon
Texas Tech University
1011 Boston Avenue Holden Hall 112/Political Science
Lubbock, 79409