Call for Applications: MPPA Scholar-in-Residence

York College of Pennsylvania
March 02, 2023
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Call for Applications: MPPA Scholar-in-Residence

Category: Staff Subscribe: Department: Center for Community Engagement Locations: York, PA Posted: Jan 9, 2023 Closes: Mar 2, 2023 - 11:59 PM EST Type: Full-time Position ID: 155091


About York College of Pennsylvania:

Established in 1787, York College of Pennsylvania is a private, four-year college located in the city of York, a hub of arts and industry between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Housed on 190 picturesque acres, the college is known for its focus on experiential learning and community engagement, serving over 4,000 undergraduate and 300+ graduate students in more than 70 baccalaureate majors, along with 20+ graduate and professional programs. Deeply rooted in the liberal arts and recognized for excellence in its professional nursing, business, engineering, and education programs, York is ranked among the nation's top 50 Best Value Schools by U.S. News. The College's robust recreation and athletics program is among the best in the region, and is home to 23 NCAA III Division sports teams and 30+ intramural sports. A Princeton Review Best Northeastern College , York prides itself on its experienced, engaged faculty; its high-impact and student-centric philosophy; and its long-standing commitment to affordability and accessibility.

York College is committed to building a diverse college community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Job Description:

York College of Pennsylvania and its Arthur J. Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy is accepting applications for its Master of Public Policy and Administration Scholar-in-Residence program. This program offers to a qualified student a two-year research residency with the Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy and the opportunity to earn a Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA). It is available to an individual who has earned a Bachelor's degree in a pertinent field, has an interest public policy/administration, and has demonstrated the ability to conduct reliable and valid research.

Residency shall begin summer 2023, and assuming successful progress in both research assignments and course work, will be for a period of 24 months. The goals of the program are 1) to provide the Scholar-in-Residence with the opportunity to advance their education in the field of public policy and administration by attaining and MPPA degree; and 2) to provide the fellow with meaningful research projects that will benefit the York community, the goals of the York College Center for Community Engagement (CCE), the Urban Collaborative, the Director of Community Conversations, and the Scholar-in- Residence's research portfolio.


The successful candidate will be provided with1:

  • Full tuition remission for all courses required to complete the MPPA.
  • A rent-free unfurnished apartment for the period of residency.
  • A monthly stipend
  • Shared workspace in the Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy at the Center for Community Engagement.
  • Responsibilities:

  • Complete coursework (36 credits) associated with earning an MPPA degree during the period of residency.
  • Provide research assistance and output as assigned by the CCE Dean and Director of the Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy (approximately 25 hours/week).
  • Provide regular updates both to supervisors and, as appropriate, through public events.
  • Collaborate with CCE staff and appropriate York College faculty to advance projects and community-based learning opportunities.
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders in the York region, including both governmental and non-governmental leaders, so as to align work with the College's and York's priorities.
  • Mentor undergraduate (including 4+1 MPPA students and Public Affairs Scholars) and collaborate with other graduate students on projects, where appropriate.
  • 1 Scholar-in-residence is responsible for all applicable taxes, must be eligible to work in the U.S., and is not eligible for the College benefits package.


    individual who has earned a Bachelor's degree in a pertinent field, has an interest public policy/administration

    Additional Information:

    Research Focus Area: To align the Scholar in Residence's work with the priorities of the College, its donors, the CCE, the Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy, the Urban Collaborative, Director of Community Conversations, and the York community, each iteration of this fellowship will have a specific research focus area. The research focus area for the 2023-25 Scholar-in- Residence will be community and economic development. This includes, but is not limited to, promoting homeownership and affordable housing options, building vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods, community and individual health, and strategic and equitable redevelopment efforts. We are particularly interested in candidates with superior skills in data analysis and data visualization.

    About the York College Center for Community Engagement & the Arthur J. Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy

    The York College Center for Community Engagement (CCE) has as its mission promoting the College's positive relationship with the local community and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of its citizens. It partners with community organizations, rallies support for positive change and equity, informs and engages our students in community-based learning projects, develops community and research-minded leaders, and empowers people?particularly historically underserved populations?toward enacting a socially just community.

    The Arthur J. Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy is a bipartisan public policy institute. As a student-staffed, faculty-led organization, the Glatfelter Institute unites the intellectual capital of an institution of higher education with the public policy research and administration needs of the community to advance socioeconomic mobility, build the knowledge base of our community, and educate tomorrow's experts and leaders in public affairs. Its mission is to use community education, objective research, and rigorous public policy research, analysis, and development to advance socioeconomic mobility. The Institute, as a division of the York College CCE, is committed to producing valid, unbiased, and useful studies to support public policies that serve citizens in equitable ways and advance socioeconomic mobility. We are also committed to informing the public about key policy issues through panels, speakers, and other events. The Institute produces unbiased, bipartisan research reports and policy analyses and supports the development of pertinent public policies that build a stronger region and help decision makers create effective public policies. It also offers a range of events on topics of interest to York's citizens, featuring expert speakers, panels, debates, film viewings, and community discussions. The Institute supports undergraduate, graduate, and faculty-driven research aimed at increasing understanding of real-world problems and identifying solutions. It educates public affairs experts and leaders through York College's Master of Public Policy and Administration program with concentrations in Urban Planning, Non- Profit Leadership, or Local Government. The Institute is made possible through generous funding from the Arthur J. and Lee R. Glatfelter Foundation.

    York College of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For a copy of York College's Annual Security Report, you may contact the Office of Campus Safety or visit the website: Annual Security Report

    Application Instructions:

    Applying for the Program:

    To apply for the position of MPPA Scholar-in-Residence, candidates should submit:

    An application for admission to the MPPA program at York College of Pennsylvania, including undergraduate transcript. A one-page letter of application, describing qualifications, research interests and goals, facility with pertinent quantitative and qualitative research methods, and relevant research experiences. A one-page analysis of a public policy and/or public administration problem impacting small cities, and a feasible public policy solution. A substantial writing sample of no more than 20 pages that demonstrates research-based writing. Three letters of recommendations and contact information of undergraduate professors and/or employers from relevant positions. A current résumé or curriculum vitae.

    GRE scores are NOT required.

    Finalists will be invited for an interview to further discuss experience and qualifications.

    Applications may be submitted online HERE.

    Though applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, for full consideration, they should be submitted by and /or before March 3, 2023.

    For further information, contact CCE Dean Dominic DelliCarpini ([email protected]) or Glatfelter Institute Director Vinny Cannizzaro ([email protected]).

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