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JOB: School of Public Administration at the Univ of New Mexico seeks Assistant Professor

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The School of Public Administration at the University of New Mexico is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor with research and teaching portfolios encompassing Native American Policy and Administration, to begin Fall Term 2013. Posting Number is 0817732.

The successful candidate will teach in the Native American Policy and Administration concentration in the Master of Public Administration program, helping to develop that concentration and program. He or she will also teach in the MPA core curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in Public Administration, Political Science, or closely-related social science discipline at the time of appointment; applicants with a Juris Doctor degree and a demonstrated record of scholarship, teaching, and service related to Native American policy and administration will also be considered.

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Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate significant potential for scholarly research and peer-reviewed publication and for excellence in teaching. Candidates are also expected to show potential for attracting external funding. Direct experience in research and service with Native American communities is preferred for this appointment. Additional preference will be given to research or service background with global indigenous issues, as well as to research interest in Native American health disparities or nonprofit governance in Native American context. As permitted by Title VII, preference will be given to qualified Native American candidates.

The MPA program in the School of Public Administration is one of the oldest NASPAA accredited programs in the nation. A new Master of Healthcare Administration degree program, pending final approval by the state, will include coursework in Native American Health. The University of New Mexico is a Carnegie Doctoral Very High Research Activity Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution, with over 33,000 students on its main and branch campuses.

For best consideration, candidates need to apply by November 21, 2012 through UNM Jobs ( The position will remain open until filled. Candidates must be prepared to upload a cover letter, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and curriculum vitae. Please include Posting Number 0817732 in your cover letter. Three letters of recommendation must be mailed directly to: Ms. Angela Kamman, Administrative Officer, School of Public Administration, MSCO53100, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM87131-0001 or emailed to The position will remain open until filled.