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Uni. of Minnesota, Assoc. Professor in Global Policy

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota invites applications for the position of associate professor with a research and scholarship focus on global policy. Applicants should be tenured or eligible for tenure at the Humphrey School and the University of Minnesota. Appointment as a tenured associate professor requires evidence of nationally or internationally recognized excellence in research, teaching and service.

The successful candidate must have strong, demonstrated, and applied research and teaching interests broadly focused on the political dimensions of global policy. Research and teaching interests may include, but are not limited to: international security, human security, humanitarianism, global governance, governance and accountability, corruption, global democracy, diplomacy, politics of international aid, sustainability, and methods to study these topics. The search is open with respect to methodological approach and we welcome applications from scholars employing a broad range of approaches to research. Candidates should be able to teach a range of master’s level courses about areas related to global policy. An ability and willingness to teach qualitative and/or evaluation methods is a plus. Although the tenure home and position will be at the Humphrey School, there are ample opportunities to collaborate and affiliate with scholars in departments across the University of Minnesota.

The preferred starting date for this appointment is August 26, 2024, for the Fall 2024 semester. Appointments beginning in Spring 2025 may also be considered. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

A Ph.D. is required in public policy, political science, or related fields with a focus on international policy and global affairs. Candidates must be committed to scholarly and societally-impactful research at the highest levels, with a record of engaged scholarship if possible; be willing and able to teach in the School’s core curriculum; provide leadership to its established public policy Masters and public affairs Ph.D. programs; be willing to help prepare students for careers; function collaboratively in a multi- and interdisciplinary environment; and help ensure the long-term capacity of the School as a center of excellence for professional education, service, and scholarship.

How To Apply
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement and three samples of recent research (publications or manuscripts), teaching statement, and the names/addresses of three references (reference letters will be requested for short-listed candidates).

Applications must be submitted online. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 6, continuing on a rolling basis. It is hoped that all applications will be submitted by March 20. The position will remain open until filled.


Address cover letter to: Search Committee for Global Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301-19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455.

About the Department
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is committed to academic excellence and diversity in every facet of its work, and in its mission: to educate, engage, and equip leaders and communities to discover solutions that advance the common good in our diverse world. The School is ranked in the top ten nationally among U.S. based schools of public affairs, is NASPAA-accredited, and known for its research and public engagement in local, state, national, and international policy spheres.

The Humphrey School works to enrich the diversity of the University community and encourages faculty applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. Our concept of a diverse community encompasses people with identities that have been historically marginalized in our society and underrepresented in higher education and the realm of public affairs, particularly: scholars from the Global South; Black, Indigenous, and people of color; new immigrants; people with disabilities; women and people of all gender identities and expressions; LGBTQIA+ individuals; and first-generation college students. We seek candidates whose approach to teaching and research is innovative and inclusive in terms of structurally or historically underrepresented groups. The Humphrey School also recognizes issues of access and climate for individuals who might encounter barriers based on their religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, or veteran status. We are committed to creating, inviting, and welcoming individuals into an environment where all people may learn and contribute with a sense of belonging.