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(Archived) Public Management (Assistant or Associate Professor)

Last Updated: 9/23/22

Job Description


The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin (“LBJ School”) invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Management to begin in Fall of academic year 2023-24 (with an August 2023 start date).One of the nation’s top ten programs in public affairs, the LBJ School is seeking to strengthen its faculty in public management. The LBJ School comprises more than 40 faculty members and approximately 300 graduate students, and offers multi-disciplinary curricula leading to the degrees of Master of Public Affairs, Master of Global Policy Studies, and Ph.D. in Public Policy.

The appointee will develop and teach courses designed to equip Master’s, Doctoral and possible undergraduate students with the skills needed to successfully manage programs in both government and the nonprofit sectors. The field of study is open, but the LBJ School is especially interested in candidates who will contribute courses and research in organization theory, policy implementation, human capital management, data visualization, customer service, budgeting and financial management, leadership, and bureaucratic politics that shape the work of public management. The appointee’s research will have direct relevance to public management and policy. The appointee will conduct and publish scholarly research and seek grant opportunities in support of their research and/or teaching activities. The appointee will participate in faculty governance in the LBJ School.


A Ph.D. in Public Management, Public Affairs, Political Science, Public Policy or related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered if the doctoral degree will be complete by the time of employment. Experience in college teaching and evidence of scholarship or scholarly potential is preferred.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates can submit their cover letter, CV, statement of teaching, DEI statement, three letters of reference, and job market paper via Interfolio. Questions about the position can be directed to Taya Kitaysky at

The search committee will begin considering applications September 15th. The position will remain open until filled.

The LBJ School has robust graduate programs and is committed to a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is seeking candidates whose research, teaching, and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, inclusivity and excellence. Candidates who are currently or will potentially make outstanding contributions to the diversification of their scholarly fields and/or institutions of higher education are especially encouraged to apply.