Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Assistant Professor

Department 00142 - Political Science Department


Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2016


The Department of Political Science at the University of Utah invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in its public administration program at the assistant professor level. Candidates should provide evidence of a potentially excellent and sustainable record of research, and demonstrated evidence of the ability or the potential to generate extramural funding. The successful applicants must relate well to early and mid-career students. The starting date for these two positions is July 1, 2016.

Position in Public Policy with Strong Preference for Health Policy or Health Policy-Related Fields. The successful applicant for this position will be expected to teach courses in both the Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Policy programs. Examples of courses to be taught include Public Policy Theory & Applications, Public Policy Analysis, and Research Design and Methods. Substantive policy courses, especially health-related public policy and administration, are highly desired. An excellent research agenda addressing topics in health and health-related public policy or related fields, is also highly desired. The ability to collaborate across disciplines and colleges on health policy-related research will be essential.

The University of Utah is a Carnegie RU/VH research university. The Master of Public Administration Program at the University of Utah is NASPAA accredited. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Salaries are competitive, commensurate with qualifications. To apply: submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and/or contact information for three reference providers, samples of written work, teaching evaluations, and other supporting documentation. If difficulties arise in submitting application materials, please contact Corinne Foutz by email at Reviews of applications will begin on September 30, 2015.

Information about the MPA Program can be found at and about the Department of Political Science is at Additional inquiries can be made to J. Steven Ott, Search Committee Co-chair:

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator and its policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, status as a person with a disability, or veteran’s status. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. To inquire further about the University’s nondiscrimination and affirmative action policies or to request a reasonable accommodation for a disability in the application process, please contact the following individual who has been designated as the University’s Title IX/ ADA /Section 504 Coordinator: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 South Presidents Circle, Rm. 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, (801)581-8365, email:


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Application will not be considered until 3 letters of references have been submitted. If you are not able to load your own letters, the system will contact the reference providers you list in the appropriate section.

Open Date 06/22/2015

Close Date 09/30/2015

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01152F

Type Faculty