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Job Opportunity: Associate Professor in Global Policy, University of Minnesota

09/19/2016
About the Job
With this current search, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota seeks to hire a tenure-eligible Associate Professor whose research, scholarship, academic leadership and service focus broadly on global policy. Although the tenure home and position will be at the Humphrey School, there will be possibilities to collaborate with relevant departments across the University of Minnesota.
 
The successful candidate must have strong, demonstrated applied research and teaching interests in the international policies of states and/or non-state actors, or the prospects for international coordination and cooperation in various spheres. The Humphrey School encourages applications from candidates who have focused on international security, human security, transnational security threats, emerging security threats, civil wars, internal conflicts, political violence, gender-based violence, gendered aspects of human security, and related issues. Candidates with country expertise and strong regional and/or international interests will also be considered. Candidates must be committed to scholarly and policy-relevant research at the highest levels; willing and able to teach in the School’s core curriculum; provide leadership to its established public policy Master’s and public affairs Ph.D. programs; be willing to help prepare students for professional careers; and function collaboratively in a multi-and inter-disciplinary environment.

Qualifications
A Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree is required in political science, international relations, security studies, development studies, economics, public policy, sociology, anthropology, political economy, or related fields, if the candidate’s focus has been on international policy and global affairs. The Humphrey School is especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest in public policy, broadly construed, whose approach to teaching and research is both innovative and inclusive in terms of race, gender, class and ethnicity.
 
About the Department
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota ranks among the top ten professional schools of public affairs in the country. Situated in the vibrant, dynamic and diverse community of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Humphrey School’s mission is to inspire, educate, and support innovative leaders to advance the common good in a diverse world. The School prepares students for leadership in public affairs in government and the nonprofit and corporate sectors, and advances public affairs scholarship, service, and public engagement to address important policy issues and solve problems facing Minnesota, the nation, and the world.
 
The School is nationally recognized for its role in examining public issues and shaping policy and planning at the local, state, national, and international levels, as well as for providing leadership and management expertise to public and nonprofit organizations.
 
The Humphrey School serves as a major center for public discussion and dialogue within the University and the broader community, hosting hundreds of public events each year, engaging in community-based research, and influencing policy-making at a number of levels. The School offers six master’s degrees (Master of Development Practice; Master of Human Rights; Master of Public Affairs; Master of Public Policy; Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy; and Master of Urban and Regional Planning), as well as dual master’s degrees with MBA, MSW, JD, MPH, MSCE, and MLA and graduate certificates in Early Childhood Policy, Election Administration, Nonprofit Management, Policy Issues on Work and Pay, and Public Affairs Leadership. The School also offers minors as well as early admissions opportunities for undergraduates (learn more on the university website at www.hhh.umn.edu).
 
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The Humphrey School faculty consists of 31 tenure/tenure-track faculty, 13 graduate faculty and 20+ affiliate faculty members. In addition, there are 65+ staff employees who work in various administrative, research, and lecturing roles at the School. The Humphrey School of Public Affairs seeks to enrich the diversity of the University community and encourages applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. Recruiters seek candidates whose approach to teaching and research is innovative and inclusive in terms of structurally or historically underrepresented groups.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button on the Job Description Page, and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.
 
Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. Example language: This position requires that you attach LIST ATTACHMENT TYPES SUCH AS: a sample of scholarly work, a diversity statement, and a list of references.
 
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, a sample of recent research, and a cover letter with a brief account of research and teaching interests and experience.
 
Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2016. The position will remain open until filled. Please submit applications online and address cover and reference letters to: Search Committee for Global Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, c/o Human Resources, HHH152, 301-19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455.
 
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, faculty life/disability insurance, retirement, and social security. The starting date for this appointment is August 28, 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible.
 
To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
 
Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
 
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
 
Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
 
About the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations. 
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