JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

American University

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School of Public Affairs
Public Administration and Policy
Assistant Professor

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111458333
Date Posted: 09/15/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Public Policy
Political Science
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Public Administration and Policy (DPAP) in the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2018. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2018 in relevant fields, such as Public Policy, Economics, and Political Science.

We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality and policy-oriented research on issues related to environmental policy. This can include scholarship on the causes and consequences of a broad range of environmental problems and challenges as well as public policies designed to address them. DPAP has a strong and growing emphasis on applied research in public policy issues related to environment, education, and health. This position will augment the department’s strength in environmental policy. SPA houses the Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) and environmental studies are an important priority for the university. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the school’s Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Administration, and doctoral degree programs. In addition to producing high quality scholarship and effective teaching, responsibilities will include working with graduate students and service. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in pursuing externally-funded research and open to working collaboratively with faculty from across the College and the University.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of recently published articles and/or working papers, and three letters of recommendation. Please email if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit

Established in 1934, the School of Public Affairs offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of Government; Justice, Law, & Criminology; and Public Administration & Policy. The Department of Public Administration & Policy offers six graduate degrees, an undergraduate minor, and several graduate certificates. Its programs are consistently ranked among the best in the field of public affairs by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about the School of Public Affairs at and about the Department of Public Administration & Policy at

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco- and smoke-free campus.

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