Public Administration - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Dalhousie University

Location: Nova Scotia
Date posted: 2013-11-05

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
School of Public Administration
Faculty of Management

The School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University is a leader in research, teaching and professional development in governance, public policy and public sector management in Canada. Our graduate students enrolled in our Master of Public Administration (MPA) program are recent graduates from various undergraduate disciplines. Our on-line MPA (Management) program is populated by mid-career public servants who want to make a difference through their work and are committed to and engaged by their education and professional preparation for public service. Our administrative and research staff are proactive in their support for students and faculty. Our professors are all active researchers and together with sessional instructors deliver our graduate programs (MPA; MPA (M)) and the public sector dimension in one undergraduate program in our faculty.

We have the pleasure of adding a new professor to our school.

We invite applications for one full-time probationary tenure track or a tenure track position in Public Administration at the rank of Assistant or Associate or full Professor, effective July 1, 2014. Appointment with tenure is a possibility for an exceptional candidate. Our ideal candidate will have a career focus on Public Policy. We are seeking an energetic professor who is enthusiastic about the professional preparation of people who want to serve the public, engaged by research, theory, applied inquiry, policy making and managing, interested in the three levels of government and likes working with other professors and public servants.

The School of Public Administration is part of the Faculty of Management, which has a commitment to values-based management and inter-disciplinary research and learning. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with like-minded colleagues in the sister schools of Business Administration, Information Management, and Resource and Environmental Studies within the Faculty.

In addition to our academic program we offer our students a career enhancing professional development program. We share an interest in public service and the institution of the public service and we contribute to the profession through outreach, sharing our research and joint projects. We have excellent support from public services at all levels of government and offer our MPA candidates a competitively awarded, paid internship in the public sector.

We are particularly interested in a candidate with research interests and teaching experience in the areas of public policy, organizational design, public management, governance and ethics. Other areas of specialization will be considered. Knowledge of all three levels of government is important. Advanced communication skills and demonstrated success as a team player and leader are valuable assets.

Candidates will have a PhD in public administration or management, or in the cognate disciplines of the social sciences including political science, and sociology. The successful candidates must have a strong commitment to research and a demonstrated capacity for teaching students at the master's level in both the MPA program and the MPA (Management) program. The latter program, designed for full-time mid-career and senior public servants, is a blended graduate degree program combining electronic learning with end-of-term intensive classroom instruction. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with academic qualifications, teaching and practical experience.

Detailed information on the School and its programs can be found on the School's website:

Applicants are invited to send a C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, past teaching evaluations, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research interests, a sample of a recent academic publication, academic working paper, or research paper and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly from the referees, to the Director of the School. Review of Applications will begin on December 15th and applications will continue to be received until Jan. 15th 2014. Send applications and all supporting material in both hard copy and electronic format, to:

Dr. Robert (Bob) Moody, Acting Director
School of Public Administration
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
Dalhousie University, 6100 University Avenue,
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada, B3H 4R2

Fax: (902) 494 7023

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.


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