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The University of Maryland School of Public Policy is a dynamic, growing school located just seven miles from Capitol Hill. Our energy, vision, and prime location, make us an attractive place for both the research scholar and the faculty practitioner. We invite you to tour our website and discover for yourself, what makes us stand head-and-shoulders above the rest.

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Assistant Professor in Economic Policy

The School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland seeks to hire one tenure-track faculty member in economic policy at the rank of assistant professor, to start in the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants should demonstrate the capacity to establish a research agenda that will lead to scholarly publications and the building of a record that will warrant promotion and tenure. We welcome applicants across a wide range of research areas within economic policy, including social policy (education, health, and labor policy); fiscal policy (tax and expenditure); international development; international trade; and economic aspects of security policy. We welcome candidates with policy-related experience. Successful candidates should be able to teach courses in the school’s undergraduate major in Public Policy, master's programs in public policy, public management, and public administration, and PhD program. Applicants who would enhance the diversity of the school, including women and minorities, are especially encouraged to apply. 

Minimum Qualifications: Those applying should have an earned doctorate (or expect to receive the doctorate by the end of the 2017-18 academic year) in economics, public policy, or another relevant field.
Required application materials include a letter of interest describing the candidate’s qualifications, a curriculum vitae, letters from three references, and a recent publication or writing sample.
To apply:  Visit http://jobs.umd.edu, locate the position announcement or visit https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/53987 and apply online. Application materials sent outside of the online system will not be accepted. Questions concerning the application process may be addressed to Katharine Zang, at kzang@umd.edu. For best consideration, please apply by November 30, 2017.

Why University of Maryland School of Public Policy?

Every policy/management program has its unique characteristics.  What is special about Maryland?  Here is what has contributed to Maryland having the top-ranked master’s policy program in the Washington, D.C. area, and a top five Ph.D. program nationally:

  • Location
  • Faculty
  • International and Domestic Policy Entwined
  • Policy and Management also Happily Married
  • Expertise in Critical Fields
  • Academic Quality
  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Financial Internship Support
  • Class Size
  • Modern Facility
  • Dedicated Student Affairs Staff
  • A Policy-Oriented Research University
  • The D.C. Consortium
  • Graduate Assistantship Support

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