Assistant/Associate Professor of Computational Social Science

Assistant/Associate Professor of Computational Social Science

The Department of Political Science and the Department of Public Administration and Policy in the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs invite applications for a joint tenure-track assistant or associate professorship starting in August 2016. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to examine and use large and/or untraditional data, with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: unstructured data, text analysis, machine learning, large network data, visualization, clustering, or other advanced computational methods. A Ph.D. in political science, public administration, public policy, sociology, statistics, computer science, operations research, or another appropriate discipline is required. This position is part of a university-wide initiative to recruit new faculty across disciplines to enhance the University’s ability to engage in Informatics-based instruction and world-changing scholarship.

Candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in scholarship. Those with a clear potential and prospects for securing external research funding are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a recent publication or research-related writing sample, teaching evaluations (if available), and three letters of recommendation either electronically to papolicy@uga.edu or by mail to Keith T. Poole, Computational Social Science Recruitment Committee Chair, Department of Political Science, Baldwin Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1615. Applications received by October 2, 2015, will receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the departments visit http://www.polisci.uga.edu and www.padp.uga.edu.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Georgia

Assistant/Associate Professor of Public Policy

The University of Georgia’s School of Public & International Affairs, Department of Public Administration and Policy invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in public policy. Exceptional candidates may be appointed at the associate professor level. Appointment begins in August 2016. Candidates should demonstrate a substantive policy specialization. A Ph.D. in public policy, economics, sociology, political science, public administration, or other appropriate discipline is required. Teaching is predominately at the graduate level and includes courses in policy analysis, policy process, or program evaluation, and other substantive policy courses. Successful candidates will contribute to our MPA and Ph.D. programs and demonstrate evidence of research productivity. Candidates with a clear potential and prospects for (or demonstrated success in) securing external research funding are especially encouraged to apply. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.

Applications received by November 1, 2015 are guaranteed full consideration. Applications should be sent either as email attachments to papolicy@uga.edu or by mail to: Public Policy Recruitment Committee, Department of Public Administration & Policy, 204 Baldwin Hall, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1615.

For more information about the Department, visit padp.uga.edu.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Assistant Professor in Political Science and Public Policy, LSE

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LSE values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels

Department of Government

Assistant Professor in Political Science and Public Policy

Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide and not less than £51,908 per annum inclusive

We are looking to recruit a new tenure-track Assistant Professor in Political Science and Public Policy. This post is to add to our existing strengths in comparative public policy, public administration, and regulation. Candidates should have a strong research and teaching interest in comparative public policy and administration/management, broadly defined. Candidates should have advanced training in research methods. We welcome candidates with expertise in any region or country and/or policy area.

The successful candidate should expect to contribute to and provide courses that fall within the teaching portfolio of our BSc, MSc, MPA and PhD programmes in public policy and administration, and related subjects.

The successful candidate should normally have, or be close to obtaining (by 1 September 2016), a PhD in political science, public policy and administration or a closely related field. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills and relevant teaching experience. Candidates should also have an outstanding research track record and trajectory, as evidenced by existing publications or potential to publish in top journals in political science and/or public policy.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification,
which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.

The post will start on 1 September 2016.

To apply for this post please go to ‘www.lse.ac.uk/Jobs at LSE’ and select “Vacancies”.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 28 September 2015 (midnight, UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit the Department and present their research on 17-19 November 2015.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Public Management, UCL

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Public Management

Department: UCL Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy

Grade: Grade 7/8/9

Hours: Full time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance)
Salary will be on the UCL Lecturer salary scale (grade 7 or grade 8) as appropriate, grade 7, (£37,152-£40,313 per annum), and grade 8, (£41,430-£48,873 per annum) or the Senior Lecturer salary scale grade 9 (£53,119 – £57,760) inclusive of London Allowance.

Duties and Responsibilities
UCL wishes to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to contribute to research and teaching within the Department. We are seeking candidates with expertise in the fields of public policy and especially in public management.

The successful candidate will deliver one core module on ‘Governance and Public Management’ to students on the new MPA in Public Administration and Management within the Department of Political Science. In addition, they will make a contribution to existing modules and/or create and develop a new course that complements current offerings in the department. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research of the highest international standards within his or her own specialist field, which will contribute to the research standing of the Department.

The appointment is available from 1 August 2015.

Key Requirements
Candidates must have a PhD in political science or a public policy related area, a proven track record of publications in leading journals and/or major university presses. It is desirable that candidates have a demonstrated ability to win grant-funding. Previous experience of teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level and an excellent understanding of public management is essential.

Candidates wishing to be considered for the role of Lecturer (Grade 8) or Senior Lecturer (Grade 9) would need to fulfill the additional criteria as specified in full detail within the attached Person Specification.

Further Information
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please visit www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs and search using reference 1455189.

Further information on the Department of Political Science and our teaching programmes is available on our website (www.ucl.ac.uk/spp).

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Albert Weale (a.weale@ucl.ac.uk). If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Alex Skinner (email: alexandra.skinner@ucl.ac.uk/ telephone: +44 (0) 207 679 4944).

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm, Tuesday 7th April 2015

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in late April / Early May.

School of Public Policy
Department of Political Science
University College London
29-30 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9QU

CFA: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Public Finance

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Public Finance

Department: UCL Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy

Grade: Grade 7/8/9

Hours: Full time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance)
Salary will be on the UCL Lecturer A or B salary scale grade 7 as appropriate, (£37,152-£40,313 per annum), and grade 8, (£41,430-£48,873 per annum) or the Senior Lecturer salary scale grade 9 (£53,119 – £57,760) inclusive of London Allowance.

Duties and Responsibilities
UCL wishes to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Public Finance to contribute to research and teaching within the Department. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the fields of public policy and especially in public finance and budgeting.

The new Lecturer will deliver one core module on ‘Public Finance and Budgeting’ to students on the new MPA in Public Administration and Management within the Department of Political Science. In addition, they will make a contribution to existing modules and/or create and develop a new course that complements current offerings in the department. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research of the highest international standards within his or her own specialist field, which will contribute to the research standing of the Department.

The appointment is available from 1st August 2015.

Key Requirements
Candidates must have a PhD in political science or a public policy related area, a proven track record of publications in leading journals and/or major university presses and a demonstrated ability to win grant-funding. Previous experience of teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level and an excellent understanding of public finance is essential.

Candidates wishing to be considered for the role of Lecturer (Grade 8) or Senior Lecturer (Grade 9) would need to fulfil the additional criteria as specified in full detail within the attached Person Specification.

Further Information
A job description and person specification is attached. To apply for the vacancy please visit www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs and search using reference 1442392.

Further information on the Department of Political Science and our teaching programmes is available on our website (www.ucl.ac.uk/spp).

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Marc Esteve (marc.esteve@ucl.ac.uk). If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Alex Skinner (email: alexandra.skinner@ucl.ac.uk/ telephone: +44 (0) 207 679 4944).

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm, 27th November 2014

It is anticipated that short listed candidates will be invited to interview in the week commencing 12th January 2014.

Alexandra Skinner
School of Public Policy
Department of Political Science
University College London
29-30 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9QU

Tel: 020 7679 4944 (x24944)
Email: alexandra.skinner@ucl.ac.uk

CFA: Public Management Fellowship in Colombia

Opportunity for a Public Management Fellowship in Colombia

The USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships program is seeking potential fellows interested in international development-related research opportunities in Public Management and Human Capital Management in Colombia, hosted by the Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government at Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. The fellow will join an interdisciplinary research team dedicated to propose new guidelines to reform the human capital management policy in Colombia´s public sector. As part of the fellowship, we expect the fellow (ideally a PhD student or candidate) to have a knowledge of public affairs concepts and issues at Ph.D. level, as well as strong quantitative and qualitative analyses skills. The fellow will have the opportunity to pursue empirical research on public management that may contribute to her/his doctoral project. Furthermore, the fellow will also have several opportunities to interact with high level Colombian public sector practitioners and scholars, and to learn, in situ, about public affairs in a developing country.

If you are interested in this host opportunity, please visit: https://www.rifellowships.org/catalog/404?k=83a5eb9820cc7b45e265edc41b27e6747b747b6b; the deadline is December 1st, 2014. In case you need further assistance, you may contact the Research and Innovation Fellowships Program directly at RIFellowships@usaid.gov for more information.

CFA: The American Political Science Association Pracademic Fellowship

The American Political Science Association announces the inauguration of a new Pracademic Fellowship for faculty members for the academic year 2015-16.

About the program

Over the past several decades, there have been limited opportunities for faculty members in public management, public policy, and related fields to move between the academy and the world of practitioners. This program is designed to create opportunities for newer faculty members to recreate the historical experience of joining theory and practice. Read more about the Pracademic Fellowship here.

The inaugural year of the program will place selected individuals in federal government agencies in the Washington, DC area. They would be assigned to work closely with a decision-maker involved in a program of their interest to get a first-hand vantage point of a decision making environment.

The inaugural fellows will be closely involved in crafting subsequent fellowships through regular feedback with APSA on their experiences. As such, inaugural fellows will have the opportunity to grow their own experience and help shape the direction of the program for future participants.

About the 2015-2016 Fellowship

The fellowship will be available for either one semester or a full year. Faculty members from a range of departments and fields are eligible for the program, for example faculty in political science departments, public administration, public management, public policy, federalism/IGR and related fields. Participants in the program are expected to be midcareer, likely at the associate professor level. Fellowship funding is expected to come from a variety of sources — sponsoring agencies, an APSA program, and, potentially, sending institutions. Specific arrangements will be tailored to the individual candidates.

Applications for the program are due December l5 and should include the following:

· A curriculum vitae
· A two page statement that includes information about how this experience would contribute to an individual’s teaching and research.
· An explanation of the relationship between the individual’s research and the proposed experience.
· Any initial conversations with a host organization or host individual.

Please email application packages to centennial@apsanet.org. For more information on the program or for any enquiries, please contact Betsy Super at bsuper@apsanet.org.