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Chair of the School of Public Service

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should submit (1) a current Curriculum Vitae, (2) a letter of application indicating administrative experience, research, teaching, service interests and accomplishments; the letter of application must explain how the applicant fits the position description, (3) documentation of teaching effectiveness, including student evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement of interest in serving as Chair, (5) the contact information of three references and (6) unofficial graduate transcripts.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Chair of the School of Public Service
Department SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Position Number F0383A
Job Description

The School of Public Service (SPS) in the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University invites applicants for Chair of the SPS at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The SPS seeks an experienced, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and engaged leader who will leverage the potential of the SPS, its faculty, and its students into a leading program in the discipline. The SPS has nine full-time faculty and houses a NASPAA-accredited MPA program, a doctoral program in public administration and policy, graduate certificates in (a) public administration and policy and (b) public procurement and contract management, and an undergraduate minor in public service. The School is also engaged in developing a Center for Regional Excellence, a research and community engagement initiative to address regional issues.

We welcome applicants with expertise from all areas of public administration and policy who will contribute directly to the mission of the SPS and who will help to increase its visibility, both regionally and nationally. The Chair provides academic leadership, management and budgetary authority, and overall coordination of the SPS. The Chair will enhance the SPS’s research and educational programs, will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring junior faculty and students, and will encourage excellence in research and teaching that contribute to the SPS’s academic programs. The position reports to the Dean of the Strome College of Business and represents the SPS on college councils, committees, and in college processes as appropriate.

Type of Recruitment General Public
Type of Recruitment General Public
Minimum Qualifications - knowledge, skills, and abilities

The successful applicant must have a clearly defined and well-established research agenda and should have a national reputation as a scholar. The successful candidate should also have the ability to teach public administration and policy courses in our MPA and Ph.D. programs; the ability to teach human resources is a plus. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of community engagement and show a willingness to raise the visibility of the SPS.

Candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills; possess an earned doctorate in public administration or related field; provide evidence of successful teaching, research, and service sufficient to warrant appointment at the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor.

Minimum Qualifications - Education or training

Applicants must have a PhD in Public Administration or a related field at the time of hire.

Minimum Qualifications - Special licenses, registration or certification
Preferred Qualifications

Previous administrative experience in a higher education setting is highly desirable.
The School of Public Service is committed to multi-sector partnerships, which is the intersection and interaction of the public, government, nonprofit, and/or business sectors; candidates should have an interest in some aspect of multi-sector partnerships and/or multi-sector public service, such as privatization, contracting, citizen engagement, and social entrepreneurship.
Previous experience as a Chair, degree program director, or equivalent administrative experience in a higher education setting is highly desirable. Familiarity with NASPAA accreditation standards is desirable.

Location Norfolk, VA
Job Open Date 08/14/2017
Application Review Date 10/15/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required

Applicants should submit (1) a current Curriculum Vitae, (2) a letter of application indicating administrative experience, research, teaching, service interests and accomplishments; the letter of application must explain how the applicant fits the position description, (3) documentation of teaching effectiveness, including student evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement of interest in serving as Chair, (5) the contact information of three references and (6) unofficial graduate transcripts.

Telework Friendly No
Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

College Home Page

http://www.odu.edu/business

Department Home Page

www.odu.edu/sps

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education (website or print)
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • DiverseJobs.com
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Jobs.Virginia.gov
    • Old Dominion University website
    • Virginia Pilot (website or print)
    • Richmond Times Dispatch (website or print)
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Contact Information for Professional References
  5. Other Document
  6. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research Interests