Portland State University (www.pdx.edu) is a comprehensive public urban university located in one of the most livable cities in the United States. The University is the largest urban public university in Oregon and employs approximately 2500 faculty and academic staff, with an enrollment of nearly 30,000 students. PSU faculty conduct research and engage in community service in their courses and beyond to support a high quality educational environment. A vibrant, urban University, Portland State’s educational approach is exemplified through its motto “Let Knowledge Serve the City.”
The Mark O. Hatfield School of Government is part of The College of Urban and Public Affairs, which includes approximately 89 full-time & research faculty. The College enrolls more than 3,400 students. As of Fall 2016, the College also includes the departments of Economics and International Studies as well as the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning.
Other research and service units within the College include the Center for Public Service, the Nonprofit Institute; the Institute on Aging; the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies; the Center for Urban Studies, the National Policy Consensus Center; the Center for Women’s Leadership; and the Center for Population Research and Census.
The Department of Public Administration has enrolled from 300-400 students in recent years. All of the Department of Public Administration Master’s degree programs are NASPAA accredited; the MPA-HA is also accredited by CAHME. The Department is one of three academic programs in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, which also includes the Departments of Political Science and Criminology and Criminal Justice.
The Department of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University seeks to fill a nine-month tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for the Fall of 2017. This position seeks candidates whose core expertise is in environmental and natural resource policy and administration with particular expertise in water policy and administration, fish and wildlife policy and administration, forest and public lands policy and administration, energy policy and administration, food and agriculture policy, and environmental health. Candidates should also have the capacity to teach traditional public administration core courses.
Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge of environmental and natural resource policy and administrative frameworks generally and who are highly qualified to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: water policy and administration, fish and wildlife policy and administration, forest and public lands policy and administration, energy policy and administration, food and agriculture policy, environmental justice and climate change.
Applicants with expertise in air and water quality, toxics, and/or environmental health are also encouraged to apply, given the growing interest in the interplay between natural resource management and health and the potential for this position to contribute to the Department’s Master of Public Administration – Health Administration degree program.
Earned doctorate in a relevant discipline.
Demonstrated teaching competence in the areas of focus.
Demonstrated history of community engagement and collaboration, with evidence of the ability to generate funding to support research and engagement activities.
The Department seeks candidates whose core expertise is in environmental and natural resource policy and administration with an emphasis on collaborative governance approaches. The Department enjoys strong and decades-long relationships with regional environmental and natural resource agencies and attracts a sizeable contingent of students each year who are interested in obtaining a natural resource specialization. There is growing demand from students interested in intergovernmental, inter-sectoral (public, nonprofit, special district and private sectors) and tribal collaboration to achieve public goals in an ever more complex, uncertain and demanding context.
Capacity to teach traditional public administration core courses.
Key Cultural Competencies:
Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
Additional Salary Information: The starting salary rate will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. A competitive compensation package is offered with excellent benefits, including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 ba...chelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state