The Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke seeks an assistant professor of public administration with a concentration in health administration. This position will primarily be teaching in the Master of Public Administration program and with the main responsibility of providing courses for the health concentration as part of our MPA degree program. Some undergraduate teaching may be required on an as-needed basis. Courses are regularly taught in the online format, but successful candidates should expect on campus courses to be part of their rotation.

Preference will be given to candidates that can also teach human resources for public administrators and to those interested in studying rural health administration or issues in rural health policy. Successful candidates must show excellence in both online teaching as well as in the classroom. In addition to strong teaching, the department is seeking an individual who is interested in being an active member of the department and has career aspiration of becoming a program director in the future.

UNCP is a regional university serving rural North Carolina that emphasizes excellence in teaching. The teaching load for this position is a 3-3. The Master of Public Administration program at UNCP is targeted to developing skills, research capabilities, and knowledge in working professionals within our community and across North Carolina, and as well as across the United States and abroad through our online program.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements: To be considered for this position, candidates must hold a Ph.D. in public administration or health administration or be ABD with a clear date of completion. Because of the program’s practitioner focus, candidates with professional experience in health administration are strongly encouraged to apply.

Management Preferences: Candidate who can teach both online and in person is needed. Ability to teach Human Resources is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, applicants must complete the application for employment form found at https://jobs.uncp.edu where they will be instructed to submit a CV, a writing sample, and a teaching portfolio that demonstrates competence in online teaching as well as past course evaluations (if applicable).

Candidates who are selected after the first round of consideration will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation for consideration. For questions, please contact the chair of the department, Dr. Emily Neff-Sharum ( emily.neffsharum@uncp.edu) or the MPA program director, Dr. Joe West ( joe.west@uncp.edu).

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

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UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.
Applicants needing assistance with or who have questions about the application process are asked to contact Joanne McMillan, HR Consultant for Employment at (910) 521-6279 or joanneb.mcmillan@uncp.edu