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Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
A Doctorate in Public Administration, Political Science, or related discipline at the time of appointment. A J.D. is not sufficient for this position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The teaching load is three courses per semester for faculty who maintain an active research agenda.
Instruction at the graduate and undergraduate levels
An active program of scholarship
Instruction at on-campus and off-campus sites
Participation in service activities
Description of the Department or Unit The Master of Public Administration program is NASPAA-accredited and has over 60 students, most of whom specialize in local government or non-profit administration (see mpa.appstate.edu). The Department houses undergraduate programs in criminal justice and political science and graduate programs in political science and public administration. Additional information about the Department of Government and Justice Studies can be found at http://gjs.appstate.edu.
Areas of interest are open, however, there is a particular interest for candidates with expertise in Human Resource Management.
Professional experience in Public Administration, particularly at the local or state level and/or in non-profit management, is desired.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.