Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Administration

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  • Post Date: June 23, 2022
  • Apply Before: August 23, 2022
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Job Overview
The Department of Political Science at the University of South Dakota invites applicants for the position of visiting assistant professor of public administration. The successful candidate will teach in our online M.S. in Administration and Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) programs. This is a nine-month, full-time position that may be renewed subject to budget authorization and administrative approval. The area of specialization is open, although the Department prefers candidates with expertise in public personnel management or administrative law and ethics. Because the ideal candidate will teach online graduate courses, remote work (i.e. telecommuting) may be an option. The expected workload will be three graduate courses per semester.

The University of South Dakota is the state’s flagship liberal arts institution with a “higher research” (R2) Carnegie classification. We seek a candidate who possesses a commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring within the context of a strong liberal arts program. The successful candidate will be expected to share in the work of a vibrant department and apply his or her professional expertise in the service of the university, community and discipline. The M.S. in Administration and EMPA programs enjoy major endowments that support faculty research and professional development.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in public administration, public policy or a related field on the date of appointment. The start date will be August 22, 2022.

Applications MUST be submitted online at A complete application consists of:

  • a letter of application;
  • current curriculum vitae;
  • unofficial graduate transcripts;
  • three letters of reference; and
  • a teaching portfolio (course evaluations, philosophy of teaching statement, and/or sample syllabi).

Additional information may be requested from the finalists for the position. Materials that cannot be uploaded should be sent to Professor David C. Earnest, chair of the Department of Political Science, at

Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired.

USD is committed to fostering a dynamic and welcoming working and learning environment for all. USD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to ideological, political, or sectarian opinions or perspectives; or race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, national origin or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. USD is committed to the principles of free expression and encourages the timely and rational discussion of topics in an environment that is intellectually and ideologically diverse.
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