Public Administration- Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno
October 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:$5,800-$6,300
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Public Administration- Assistant Professor

Apply now Job no: 531100 Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track Location: Fresno Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

California State University, Fresno College of Social Science Department of Political Science https: //

Public Administration Assistant Professor Tenure Track Fall 2024 (August 2024)

Position Summary:

The Department of Political Science in the College of Social Sciences at California State University, Fresno, seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic-year position as an Assistant Professor with a concentration in Public Administration. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct basic and/or applied scholarly research, and engage in service. Primary teaching and research responsibilities will be in public administration. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in our Master of Public Administration (MPA) program such as budgeting, human resources, organizational theory, ethics, administration and society, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in public management. The new hire may also be required to play an active role with other faculty in helping to run or grow the MPA program, as needed. The candidate must also be able to teach public administration courses to undergraduate political science majors, and it is preferred they can teach an undergraduate course on public policy making. Finally, the candidate must be able to teach a lower division introductory course (for all university students) on American government and politics.

The candidate must be available for Academic Year 2024/25 and will gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.


The Department of Political Science is one of the strongest in the California State University system. It serves well over 200 majors in the undergraduate program as well as dozens of graduate students seeking master's degrees in our NASPAA accredited public administration program. All the major sub-disciplines of political science are represented within the department, and faculty are well-known for their balanced commitment to teaching, research, and university/ public service. For more information, see https: // Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Our Students: California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent):

  • An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in political science or public administration from an accredited institution is required.
  • Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD status) may be considered for the position, but the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2024 for continued employment in the tenure-track position. Failure to earn the terminal degree prior to this date will invalidate the appointment.
  • Required Experience:

    Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • A record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, as demonstrated through prior teaching experience and teaching evaluations and/or other evidence
  • A strong foundation of a career-long research agenda in political science as evidenced (for example) by one or more academic conference paper presentations or peer-reviewed publications
  • A specialization in public administration
  • Appropriate academic training to teach an introductory course on American government
  • A commitment to working effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the graduate level in public administration or political science
  • At least one sole-authored research paper presented at an academic conference
  • One or more peer-reviewed publications in political science or public administration
  • Experience teaching an introductory American government course
  • Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin October 16, 2023, and priority consideration will be given to applications received by that date. This position automatically closes on March 31, 2024. Note: All positions at Fresno State are subject to funding availability.

    Apply online at: https://

    Attach the following:

  • A cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • statement of teaching philosophy;
  • recent teaching evaluations (if available);
  • a research paper presented at an academic conference or a peer-reviewed publication, preferably a sole-authored work;
  • a list of three professional references;
  • Statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds and;
  • unofficial graduate transcripts.
  • Candidates invited for an on-campus visit will be asked to submit the following items by a designated deadline:

  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Committee Information:

    Search Chair: Dr. Thomas Holyoke Department of Political Science College of Social Science Email: [email protected]

    About Fresno State

    California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, visit: https:// www.

    The campus is ranked 36th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges. The campus is classified as an R2 “ Doctoral Universities – High research activities ” university per the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

    Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: www. We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

    Commensurate with qualifications and experience the anticipated hiring range is $5,800-$6,300 per month for Assistant Professor (12 monthly payments per academic year). As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

    About the College:

    The College of Social Sciences at Fresno State offers a broad and exciting range of majors, minors, and certificates that help us understand our world: from the study of history, political, social, and cultural issues, to projections for our future, our degree programs are designed to develop essential skills necessary to adapt to a constantly changing world and to provide leadership for the new millennium.

    Territorial Acknowledgement:

    The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.

    Other Campus Information:

    In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at www. Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

    A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

    The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: https:// www.

    California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click https://

    California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

    COVID19 Vaccination Policy

    Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

    Advertised: 18 Aug 2023 Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: 31 Mar 2024 Pacific Daylight Time

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