Associate Professor/Professor for Public Policy (3 positions needed), Fall 2024
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location: Baker School
Internal Number: 127813
Professor/Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
The Howard H. Baker, Jr. School of Public Policy and Public Affairs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Public Policy and Public Affairs to begin in August 2024. We are seeking three scholars to contribute primarily to undergraduate and graduate degree programs in public policy. This search is for tenured applicants at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank with established research and teaching records.
3 Positions needed.
A PhD in Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, or a related field is required. Applicants must also have relevant experience to be hired at the Associate or Full level. Candidates must be able to contribute to teaching in a master's program in public policy, including field courses and core coursework in research methods and statistics, policy analysis and program evaluation, microeconomics, and policy communication; provide service to the university and community; contribute to current research activities; and develop new avenues of research and teaching.
Degree specializations include energy, transportation, and environmental policy and national security and foreign policy, among others. Candidates with teaching and research interests in these areas and in other areas of public economics, political science, and public policy are highly encouraged to apply.
Candidates for Associate Professor should have a demonstrated record of publishing in appropriate journals, exceptional teaching, and internal and external service to their professional community. Candidates who have experience in securing and executing externally funded research are preferred, though this is not a requirement of the position.
Candidates for Full Professor should have a demonstrated record of publishing in appropriate journals, exceptional teaching, and internal and external service to their professional community. In addition, the candidate should have national/international recognition in their field of study. Candidates who have experience in securing and executing externally funded research are preferred, though this is not a requirement of the position.
The successful candidates will be part of a multidisciplinary hiring initiative to build the new Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs, the first such organization at a public institution in the State of Tennessee. We are seeking future colleagues who will help build the School and can contribute fresh ideas, a growth mindset, and interdisciplinary experience.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, candidates will be expected to contribute to the research life of the School, which is currently anchored in four active research and engagement centers: the Center for National Security and Foreign Affairs; the Center for Energy, Transportation, and Environmental Policy; the Center for Economic and Community Development; and the Institute of American Civics.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society.
Applicants should submit the following via Interfolio: a cover letter explaining their research and teaching experience, a current CV, graduate transcripts, a sample of scholarly writing, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names of three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions or inquiries, contact Prof. Michael Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Baker School
The new Howard H. Baker Jr. School for Public Policy and Public Affairs (Baker School), was established in 2023 to honor the distinguished life and legacy of Howard H. Baker Jr., a former US Senator, Senate Majority Leader, White House Chief of Staff, and Ambassador to Japan. Located in a 51,000-sq. ft purpose-built facility, the Baker School evolved from the Baker Center, which for twenty years has operated as a think-tank producing research, public engagement programming, and an active set of student programs. The Baker School is very excited to add degree programs and to grow its research programming into independent research centers. In addition, the Baker School houses the Institute of American Civics, which is responsible for encouraging civic knowledge and civic participation among UT undergraduates and the state at large.
Who We Are
We are a dynamic and close-knit team of dedicated and hardworking individuals who are devoted to research, education, and public service initiatives that address real world problems in local, state, national, and global communities. Each member of our team is a valuable contributor to achieving our mission and we work together to find innovative approaches to moving the Baker School forward. We are fast-moving and growing. Our work is constantly evolving to meet changing needs.
Who We Are Looking For
We are in search of a solution-finder, someone who enthusiastically embraces opportunities to address novel situations through teamwork and collaboration. We need a hardworking and flexible professional, who thrives in developing out-of-the-box approaches and addressing new challenges. We are looking for an achiever, someone who is searching for a chance to grow their skills and who is open to learning from others. We need a critical thinker who exercises good judgment and who can be relied upon and trusted to provide sound counsel to colleagues and leadership. We need teammates who are dedicated to public service. We are also seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.