About Rockefeller College and the University at Albany
Rockefeller College is home to a diverse group of scholars interested in research and teaching on issues of importance in the public and nonprofit sectors. Ranked 25th nationally by US News and World Report, the Department of Public Administration and Policy offers an undergraduate major, a Master of Public Administration (MPA), and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy. Rockefeller College is part of the University at Albany, with a broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service, that engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students.

Job Description:
The Department of Public Administration and Policy is seeking to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in public policy and/or applied microeconomics, starting Fall 2022. We welcome applications from candidates specializing in any public policy area.
Faculty in Rockefeller College are expected to pursue an active research program, teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in service activities. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in scholarly research and should be an effective teacher. All applicants should address their ability to work with culturally diverse populations in their application.


  • Applicants must have a completed doctoral degree from a program accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization by September 1, 2022.
  • Applicants are expected to teach a 2-2 load, likely consisting of two sections of masters-level microeconomics, one section of statistics (either masters or undergraduate), and a public policy elective.
  • Effective teacher able to instruct both graduate and undergraduate students, and in both in-person and online formats.
  • Willingness to participate and collaborate in department activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively – orally and in writing – to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Professor, Competitive
Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.
Starting date is August 22, 2022.

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Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=135148

Application Instructions:
Applicants must also submit the following materials through Interview Exchange:

  • A cover letter addressed to Dr. Lucy Sorensen, Co-Chair of the Search Committee
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample
  • Teaching evaluations, if available
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcripts

Note: After submitting your CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.). See the FAQ for using our online system.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search process can be directed to Dr. Lucy Sorensen at lsorensen@albany.edu.