Multiple Tenure/Tenure-track Faculty Positions, as well as a Department Head Position. - Texas A&M University-Bush School in College Station Texas

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Texas A&M University-Bush School

College Station, Texas 77843-4220


United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University’s academic college which serves as a graduate school of public and international affairs, continues to expand its faculty, programs and student enrollments, and to focus on key strategic initiatives.  Its two professional master’s degree programs in Public Service and Administration and in International Affairs are in the process of becoming distinct academic departments during the current academic year.  Each program attracts high caliber students from throughout the United States and abroad to study with an accomplished multidisciplinary faculty committed to teaching, research and civic engagement.  The School is also playing a key role in high priority multidisciplinary research at Texas A&M University that focuses on several grand challenges facing the nation: environmental policy and management, health policy and management, and strengthening democracy internationally.  The School expects to appoint one or more senior distinguished faculty members in these priority areas.  The Bush School encourages faculty scholarship through robust professional development opportunities and affiliated research institutes, and its substantial endowments provide both student scholarship assistance and faculty support through chairs and professorships.  Additional information is available at http://bush.tamu.edu.  The Bush School invites nominations and applications for multiple faculty positions effective no later than September 1, 2014, as enumerated below.

Contact information and application instructions available within each position listing.

International Affairs

International Affairs Department Head.  The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University invites nominations and applications for the position of Professor and Department Head of International Affairs, with related responsibilities for the academic operation of graduate certificate programs in Advanced International Affairs, National Security Affairs and China Studies.  The master’s program and its related certificate offerings seek to provide students with a superior professional education for careers in international affairs within government, international organizations or non-governmental organizations.  The 48 credit hour professional degree combines required and elective classes with a foreign language requirement, leadership and communication development, internship opportunities, and an integrative capstone research project.  The complementary graduate certificate programs provide 12 credit hours of transcripted and degree transferable courses delivered in a range of modalities on campus, online and/or in executive education format.  The department will also work closely with the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs to foster policy-oriented research on international affairs.  The Bush School is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs and its faculty blend theory and practice in a research intensive graduate setting.

The duties of the Department Head encompass the functions normally required for the administration of graduate degree programs in a research university, including the supervision of curriculum development, review and revision; instructional activities and course scheduling; program planning and assessment; recruitment, review and development of the faculty; budget development and management; and student recruitment, admissions and counseling.  The successful candidate will assume a 10.5 month academic administrative appointment, normally for a four year renewable term, as a tenured professor of international affairs beginning as early as August 1, 2014, with the possibility of holding an endowed chair.  He or she will meet qualifications required of a tenured professor, including a Ph.D. in political science, economics or related social science discipline relevant to international affairs, an outstanding record of research and scholarship, demonstrated success in graduate level teaching, professional leadership in international affairs, and participation in public discourse on international affairs and foreign policy.  In addition, the successful candidate should have a substantial record of professional and university service, with a special emphasis on graduate education and research, and provide evidence of excellent leadership, communication and management skills demonstrated through leadership roles in universities, government, organizations or associations.  Successful academic administrative experience in higher education is preferred as is a demonstrated commitment to professional education and knowledge of diverse instructional modalities.

Send nominations and applications (letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references) to Dr. Arnold Vedlitz, Executive Associate Dean (preferably as electronic attachments to Ms. Rane Cunningham at BushSchoolGBS-search@tamu.edu), The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, 4220 TAMU, College Station, TX  77843-4220.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to diversity.


Public Service and Administration

Public Management.  The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor in public management to teach in its Master of Public Service and Administration Program, which is in the process of becoming a separate department.  This individual will play an active role in core public administration courses and in the Program’s public management track.  Of particular interest are scholars with specialty interests in homeland security, disaster preparedness, budgeting, and the role of organizational networks in policy implementation.  Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. by the beginning of employment in September 2014 and must demonstrate a commitment to high quality research and teaching in a professional school of public affairs.  Applicants should send a formal letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of research to Professor William West, c/o Ms. Kimberly Reeves (preferably as electronic attachments to BushSchoolMPSA-facultysearch@tamu.edu), The Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University, 4220 TAMU, College Station, TX  77843-4220.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to diversity.

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy and Management.  The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University invites nominations and applications for a senior full professor to lead its research and teaching programs in the environment and natural resources policy and management field in its Master of Public Service and Administration Program which is in the process of becoming an academic department.  This individual will play an active role in linking the environmental and natural resources policy and management expertise of the Bush School with other units on campus to help develop multidisciplinary teams to compete for external funding as part of the University’s emphasis on addressing grand challenges and key areas of societal impact.  We seek a senior scholar with excellent publication and funded research accomplishments in the environment and natural resources policy and management field who holds the Ph.D. and can be awarded the rank of full professor with tenure.  Salary and start-up support are commensurate with someone of distinguished academic stature.  We wish to hire a leader who understands the scientific and policy issues and can integrate a research agenda able to connect with decision makers, policy forums, NGO’s and agencies.  Applicants should send a formal letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Professor William West, c/o Ms. Kimberly Reeves (preferably as electronic attachments to BushSchoolMPSA-facultysearch@tamu.edu), The Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University, 4220 TAMU, College Station, TX  77843-4220.  Review of candidates will begin as early as October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to diversity.

Health Policy and Management.  The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University invites nominations and applications for a senior full professor to lead its research and teaching programs in the health policy and management field in its Master of Public Service and Administration Program, which is in the process of becoming an academic department.  This individual will play an active role in linking the health policy and management expertise of the Bush School with other units on campus to help develop multidisciplinary teams to compete for external funding as part of the University’s emphasis on addressing grand challenges and key areas of societal impact.  We seek a senior scholar who holds the Ph.D. and has excellent publication and funded research accomplishments in the health policy and management field, qualifying for the rank of full professor with tenure.  Salary and start-up support are commensurate with someone of distinguished academic stature.  Applicants should send a formal letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Professor William West, c/o Ms. Kimberly Reeves (preferably as electronic attachments to BushSchoolMPSA-facultysearch@tamu.edu), The Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University, 4220 TAMU, College Station, TX  77843-4220.  Review of candidates will begin as early as October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to diversity.

Please see each position listing for correct contact information and application instructions.

Keyword Phrases

  • International Affairs
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Service
  • Public Management
  • Environmental Policy
  • Natural Resources Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Program Development
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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
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