The Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey’s Camden campus, invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position for the academic year beginning 2020-2021. We are a multi-disciplinary department offering students an undergraduate program in Urban Studies and Community Development; a Master of Public Administration (with an optional specialization in Community Development), including an accelerated BA/MPA, and an Executive MPA program for working adults with managerial experience; and a Master of Science and Ph.D. programs in Public Affairs with a concentration in Community Development. We are looking for a candidate whose training, teaching and research interests are generally in the areas of Community Development, Urban Land Use, Sustainable Economics, or Economic Development Policy. Special consideration will be given to those scholars with research interests in urban policy, housing policy, economic analysis of public policy, research methods, spatial analytics, city or regional planning, or urban agriculture.

Teaching responsibilities will include two courses per semester on community development topics across all of our programs, but especially in the undergraduate Urban Studies program and the Public Affairs M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise students and serve on doctoral dissertation committees. All applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly potential commensurate with expectations at a public research university. Rutgers-Camden places a high value on providing meaningful undergraduate and graduate opportunities for research and for civic engagement.

Minimum Position Requirements: Ph.D. in a social science field by the start of employment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the department and the institution.

Interested applicants should submit the following application materials electronically at cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching excellence, transcript of highest degree earned, a writing sample of the applicant’s choice, and the names and contact information for three references. Please be sure to submit documents as pdf’s or Microsoft Word files.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Rutgers University—Camden is part of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and we strongly encourage women and minorities to apply for this position.