Job Information

University of Utah Open in Salt Lake City, Utah

Proposed Faculty Rank Open

Department 00142 - Political Science Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2021


The Interim Director’s core functions are administrative and instructional. Administrative responsibilities include:

•Providing internal governance and coordination across the aforementioned programs, including in-office functions, staff roles, and financial and human resource management.

•Providing curricular leadership and coordination, including in the planning of class schedules and curricula, recruitment and orientation of new students, and maintenance of accreditation standards and processes for the MPA Program.

•Supporting PPA initiatives to create an academic and professional context that values the contributions of historically excluded groups, while advancing a vision of public service that actively counters discrimination and oppression in government and society.

Instructional responsibilities will be concentrated in the MPA Program curriculum, and include teaching 3-4 core PPA courses per year, such as (but not limited to Administrative Theory, Public Human Resources Management, Public Administration & Law, Governance & the Economy, and/or Public Administration & Ethics.

We welcome applicants with a doctorate degree (e.g. PhD, EdD, JD) in either professional or academic fields. The applicant must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, have demonstrated leadership and problem-solving experience and ability to work collaboratively. We encourage applicants to use the application process to highlight their demonstrated administrative skills and experience, as well as the courses that they have taught which are pertinent to the MPA core curriculum, and speak to experiences with, and approaches to, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, which are core values of the programs, and of the University of Utah as a whole (see

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


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


The application period will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin May 10, 2021. Applicants should submit the following materials online at

Questions about the position can be directed to Prof Rick Green, at

1)Cover letter, no longer than three pages, that addresses the following: administrative experience and qualifications, teaching interests and experience, and approach to and experience with advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

2)A current CV

3)Names and contact information for three references

Open Date 04/16/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00674CF

Type Faculty