Assistant Professor, Scrivner Institute of Public Policy

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Assistant Professor, Scrivner Institute of Public Policy

The University of Denver is pleased to announce a search for a tenure-line Assistant Professor in the Douglas and Mary Scrivner Institute of Public Policy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The position offers an extraordinary opportunity for a faculty member with training in one or more disciplines with a policy emphasis to contribute to a robust research program and help build the Institute’s engagement, impact, and visibility locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Scrivner Institute of Public Policy at the University of Denver was made possible by a generous gift from Douglas and Mary Scrivner in 2018. The Institute is housed within the existing Josef Korbel School of International Studies, a top-ranked international affairs program with a range of both graduate and undergraduate degrees and a dynamic research profile that prepares students for careers in the public, private, academic and nonprofit sectors. Its programs provide students with the knowledge, skills, and networks to design policies, implement programs, and realize outcomes that enhance human capabilities around the world. By relaunching the University’s public policy program that has existed since the mid-1980’s, the Scrivner Institute and the Korbel School together are creating an innovative, local-to-global public policy enterprise that trains students to meet 21st-century challenges in both domestic and international spheres. Supporting path-breaking, multidisciplinary research and local, national, and international policy engagement are critical components of the Institute’s vision.

We seek candidates with broad competence in public policy, and teaching and research interests in economic and social inequality and stratification. The search is multidisciplinary and encourages applications from candidates examining the intersections between inequality and stratification with other important issues, including but not limited to urbanization and community development, public health, regulation, the future of work, environmental policy, artificial intelligence, and automation. We are particularly interested in candidates who examine the role of race, gender, and other dimensions of marginalization on public policy development, implementation, and outcomes, including those using critical and/or intersectional approaches. We welcome candidates trained in the fields of public policy, economics, law, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, urban studies, geography, and adjacent fields. Candidates with a record of peer-reviewed publishing and grant success are particularly encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from those at the advanced assistant professor level. The Scrivner Institute is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations. The position will begin on September 1, 2021.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in a social science discipline or an equivalent terminal degree by the date the position begins (absent serious mitigating circumstances).
  • Experience in teaching, or the ability to teach, core public policy courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Demonstrated experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy.
  • We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful teaching experience is highly desirable, as is a track record in research and publication.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by November 1, 2020. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

On-campus interviews will begin January 15, 2021.

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