Employment

Below are short descriptions of the current openings that the Humphrey School has to offer. To see the full descriptions, please follow the link after the short description, select if you're an external, internal, or student candidate, and then type in the job opening number at the top of the Search Jobs prompt. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Global Policy

The Humphrey School seeks to hire a tenure-track advanced Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor eligible for tenure at the University of Minnesota whose research, scholarship, academic leadership and service focus broadly on global policy. Evidence of established scholarship with the potential for contributions of national and international significance is required for candidates at the pre-tenure assistant professor level. Appointment at the tenured level of associate professor requires evidence of excellence and national/international policy-relevant impact in scholarly research, teaching and service.

The successful candidate must have strong, demonstrated applied research and teaching interests in comparative foreign policy, international relations, international economics and trade policy, and/or global environmental policy. Candidates with specific country expertise and strong regional and/or international interests will also be considered. 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.

Candidates must be committed to scholarly and policy-relevant research at the highest levels; willing and able to teach in the School’s core curriculum; provide leadership to its established public policy Masters and public affairs PhD programs; be willing to help prepare students for professional careers; and function collaboratively in a multi-and inter-disciplinary environment.

A PhD is required in public policy, international relations, development studies, economics, political science, political economy, sociology or related fields with a focus on international policy and global affairs. The Humphrey School is especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest in public policy, broadly construed, whose approach to teaching and research is both innovative and inclusive in terms of race, gender, class, and ethnicity

To apply, go to the U of M employment page and reference job number 332091.

Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

We seek applications for one or more faculty position[s] at the Assistant, Associate, and/or Full Professor level in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP). Evidence of established scholarship with the potential for contributions of national and international significance is required for candidates at the pre-tenure assistant professor level. Appointment at the tenured level of associate or full professor requires evidence of excellence and national/international policy-relevant impact in scholarly research, teaching, and service. All candidates must have a strong research and publication record with capacity for building an interdisciplinary, innovative research portfolio of high impact and relevance to public policy and communities of practice.

With this open-rank STEP area search, the Humphrey School is looking for both early-career and advanced scholars with disciplinary backgrounds in public policy, public affairs, environmental studies, environmental economics, natural sciences, engineering, international affairs, or related fields. We seek candidates working in the areas of U.S. and global environmental policy; food, energy and/or water policy and governance; climate change mitigation and adaptation policy; environmental justice; or related areas. Candidates whose work intersects with the School’s commitment to equity and inclusion are particularly desired. 

Qualified candidates will have an approach to teaching and research that is innovative and inclusive in terms of race, gender, class, and ethnicity. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to exceptional graduate-level teaching in the STEP curriculum at the Humphrey School. Successful candidates should demonstrate capacity to engage practitioners and the public in research, education, and outreach activities, be able to provide leadership to the Humphrey School’s Master of Science in STEP (MS-STEP), other masters programs, and PhD in Public Affairs program, and be passionate about preparing students for careers in public affairs.

For additional information, please contact the Search Committee chair Yingling Fan or STEP area faculty Gabe Chan and Bonnie Keeler.

To apply, go to the U of M employment page and reference job opening 332092.

Program and Cohort Specialist 

This position provides program and administrative support for select Humphrey School cohort programs, creates and manages communications with cohort participants, and works to build connections between cohort participants and the School. A successful candidate will have a keen eye for detail, ensure all communications are clear and thorough, be comfortable conversing with a diverse community and a multitude of stakeholders, and assisting in problem solving and answering questions. Cohort programs supported by this position include, but are not limited to, the Humphrey Policy Fellows Program and the Senior Leadership Institute and Equity Works Leadership Institute.

To apply, go to the U of M employment page and reference job opening 333581.

Academic Programs Support Specialist 

The Academic Programs Support Specialist is a member of the Academic Programs team at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and provides high-level comprehensive support to enhance the overall teaching efforts of the Humphrey School. This includes developing and maintaining Canvas (a learning management platform) course sites and general support to enhance the classroom experience. The position may also serve as backup for other administrative areas at the School.

To apply, go to the U of M employment page and reference job opening 333584. 

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