The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) seeks to appoint two visiting assistant professors on the Indianapolis campus as part of its new Political Economy and Environmental Research (PEER) Initiative. These visiting professors form the centerpiece of the PEER Initiative and will serve primarily research-oriented appointments, producing scholarship on policies related to markets, entrepreneurship, voluntarism, or regulation. The PEER Initiative supports the development of young public affairs scholars, including economics and political science. PEER visiting assistant professors will enjoy a greatly reduced teaching load, teaching three courses over two semesters. Successful candidates must be able to teach core courses in a public affairs undergraduate or graduate curriculum (e.g., statistics, methods, public finance).
Appointments are expected to be for one year, renewable for another based on successful research and teaching performance. The ideal candidate has recently earned his/her Ph.D. (in public policy, economics, political science, or related fields) and seeks another year or two to develop his/her research program in pursuit of a tenure-track position. Research interests in environmental or urban policy arenas — intersecting with themes of markets, entrepreneurship, voluntarism, or regulation — are preferred, but other topics will be considered. Visiting assistant professors in this program will be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals, contribute to a research program on urban environments and political economy, and gain experience as an instructor. They will do this in a strong and committed academic environment.
Job requirements: Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in public affairs, economics, or related field with extensive training in empirical research methods. Preference will be given to those who document quality post-secondary teaching experience. This appointment may be renewed for a second year, dependent on good performance and funding. ...
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, current vita, complete contact information, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Douglas Noonan
Associate Professor and Director of the PEER Initiative
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
801 W. Michigan Street, BS 4073
Indianapolis, IN 46202